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Saving on electricity and gas bills, switching providers, reducing power consumption, renewable energy, solar, going green, and more.
Should you turn appliances off at the powerpoint?
We drill down on whether flicking switches really saves energy and dollars.
Five ways to reduce your household's energy use
Reduce your carbon footprint, help save the environment and save money to boot.
How to buy the best solar inverter
Getting the right type of inverter for your home's solar system.
Home energy management systems
Get a grip on your electricity use with these monitoring tools.
Home energy-efficiency ratings
Can a house's energy efficiency be measured accurately?
How to buy the best heating system for your home
Electric, gas or reverse-cycle air conditioning – which is right for you? We explain the options.
Power monitor buying guide
Find the right meter for your energy-saving needs.
Learn what smart meters can and can't do for you.
How much do smart lights cost to run?
We compare annual running costs for Philips Hue, LIFX, Sengled, TP-Link and Yeelight.
How to create your own smart home: the basics
An introduction to the internet of things, and how you can use it to make your life easier.
Reduce your energy bills with smart appliance choices
Energy prices are increasing across the board, but smart appliance choices can help keep bill shock at bay.
LED light bulbs – what we found
We share our findings from several years of testing LED light bulbs.
Appliance standby energy use
Standby energy eats into your bank account and can emit tonnes of emissions of CO² and other greenhouse gases.
Cheap and simple, the Ecoswitch energy-efficient power switch controls multiple appliances at once.
Fridge energy efficiency
Go easy on your wallet and the planet with these power-saving tips.
How to load your fridge
Cut down on energy bills and spoiled food.
Dishwasher energy and water efficiency
More energy efficient = low performance?
Front load washers - what are they and should I buy one?
What are they, how do they work and are they right for me?
Should I use the eco wash setting?
The mysterious little eco button should give the most energy-efficient results, so why do we ignore it?
How to buy the best light bulbs
LED, CFL and halogen lights: what's the difference and which is best?
How to create your sustainable sanctuary
Design energy efficiency into your home renovation and your pockets will thank you.
How to buy the best eco-friendly car
Looking for a clean, 'green' machine? Understanding electric, hybrid and fuel-efficient technology.
Solar for renters and unit dwellers
Solar farms are offering renters, unit dwellers and low-income households access to the solar boom.
Solar roof tiles – solar panel alternatives
If your roof isn't suitable for solar panels, consider (more expensive) solar roof tiles.
Living with the Tesla Powerwall for a year
The solar system could pay itself off much quicker than expected
Survey results: Are you happy with your solar panels?
More than 1000 CHOICE members reveal the pros and cons of owning a solar PV system in Australia.
How to buy the best solar panels for your home
What you need to know before you install.
Solar panel reviews
We test solar panels to find which ones perform best in real-world conditions.
How to buy the best solar hot water system
Cheap to run but not so cheap to buy – which system is for you?
Get the best value from your solar power
How to make the most of your free solar energy when the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme ends on December 31.
How we test solar panels
All about the science behind our solar panel testing.
The best Australian cities for solar
Which Australian cities are best for solar and home battery storage?
Energy bill comparison sites
Do websites like iSelect, Compare the Market and Canstar really help you find a better deal on power?
How to switch to the best electricity provider
Get a better deal and keep more money in your pocket.
Is GreenPower worth it?
We look at what your voluntary renewable energy purchase does and doesn't do.
Looking for car, travel, health, home and contents, life or pet insurance? Here's the small print!
DIY or GSE (get someone else), here's what you need to know before picking up a hammer or picking up the phone.
Get technical advice and tips for connecting to the internet, protecting your privacy and making the most of online services.