Keeping a lid on energy costs inside your apartment is as simple as following a few simple steps – but what about electricity use in your building’s hallway, laundry or car park? You may not realise it but you could be wasting hundreds of dollars each year in electricity costs for common areas that are built into your strata fees. These sorts of costs can vary significantly, ranging from less than $100 per year for small apartment blocks and villas, to more than $1500 per year for a large high rise complex.
Here are a few tips to save energy and cut these hidden costs:
For larger apartment blocks an audit report by an energy consultant can be money well spent.
PAUL MYORS is an energy efficiency expert from Energy Australia.
To talk to Paul Myors about these or other energy efficiency tips call (02) 9966 7985 or go to www.ausgrid.com.au/efficiency
For all of your strata management questions please do not hesitate to talk your strata manager.