The Victorian Energy Upgrades program helps households and businesses save money and energy with a range of discounts and special offers on selected energy-saving products and services.
Depending on the upgrade/s, the average household can save between $120 and $1,100 a year on energy costs. Discounts and special offers are only available from accredited providers as listed on the Victorian Energy Saver website (when viewing an offer, scroll down to end of page to see a list of accredited providers operating in your area).
Heating and cooling: The average Victorian household can spend up to $800 a year on heating alone. By replacing old heating/cooling systems, you can significantly reduce your energy use and costs. All Victorian households wanting to upgrade their heating and cooling systems are eligible to apply for rebates ranging between $60- $6,600. Learn more.
Lighting: Save up to 80% on your lighting costs by installing energy-saving lightbulbs such as LEDs. You can expect a rebate of $60-$180 for upgrading. Learn more.
Hot water systems: Water heating can account for 16% of your energy bill. It’s possible to reduce these costs by upgrading to a more efficient hot water system. You can expect a rebate of $420-$2,100 for upgrading. Learn more.
Water-saving shower heads: By changing your old shower head for a water-saving one, you can make a real difference to your water use and reduce your energy costs. You can expect a rebate of $60 for upgrading. Learn more.
Clothes dryers: Clothes dryers are a major contributor to household energy use. Investing in an energy-efficient electric clothes dryer is a great way to cut down on your energy use and costs. Buy a dryer that meets certain energy efficiency standards to receive a discount/rebate of approximately $60. Learn more.
Fridges and freezers: Buy a fridge or freezer that meets certain energy efficiency standards to receive a discount/rebate of approximately $60, and save money and energy over many years. Learn more.
Weather sealing: Many Victorian homes have windows, doors and vents that do not seal tightly, allowing hot or cool air to escape. Installing weather sealing products prevents air escaping and keeps the temperature of your home easier to control, requiring less energy use to keep you comfortable. You can expect a rebate of $120-$660 for upgrading. Learn more.
Window glazing: Double glazed windows are very energy efficient, helping reduce heat loss or heat gain by almost 30 per cent in comparison to single glazed windows. Discounts are available for replacing single glazed windows with double glazed windows, or installing a product to existing windows to improve thermal efficiency. Learn more.
Pool pumps: You can cut down on your electricity bills and still have a comfortable swimming pool through energy efficient pool pumps. You can expect a rebate of approximately $240 for upgrading. Learn more.
Televisions: Buy a TV that meets certain energy efficiency standards to receive a discount/rebate of approximately $60, and save a lot of money and energy over many years. Learn more.
In-home energy monitor: An in-home energy display means you can monitor your electricity use as it occurs. The product can help you understand and manage your energy use and reduce costs. You can expect a rebate of approximately $120. Learn more.
The Victorian Energy Upgrades program is also available to businesses. Click here for more information.