Did you know that, on average, Australian homes use ten times more energy for heating as compared to cooling?
If your home is well insulated, you will need to spend very little energy to heat your home comfortably during winter. With proper insulation and draught proofing, combined with passive natural heating from the sun, you could significantly reduce your heating costs.
An energy efficient gas heater or reverse cycle air conditioner produces a third of greenhouse gas emissions compared to a regular electrical heater.
Additionally, deciding between heating your entire home versus heating the required space has a big influence on your energy bills too. Central heating is suitable for heating an entire home, though it will cost more to heat. Conversely, using a gas heater to heat space is usually more suitable for heating your body, or just the room.