"Burning gas in our homes to cook food or heat air and water has become a
contentious issue. Gas is an expensive, polluting fossil fuel, and there’s
mounting evidence to suggest it’s also bad for our health.
Five million existing Australian households will need to get off gas within the
next 30 years. But for homeowners, the upfront cost can be a major barrier to
action. Renters rarely get a say over the appliances installed in their homes.
And apartment owners can struggle to make individual changes too.
In most cases it’s worth making the switch, for the energy bill savings alone.
For example, analysis suggests a household in Melbourne switching from gas to
electricity can save up to A$13,900 over a decade.
If you’re contemplating upgrading gas appliances in your home, or even
disconnecting from the gas network altogether, here are a few handy tips and
resources to cut through the confusion."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics