Normally the warmer months offers some reprieve from the big energy bills of winter, but it might not be the case this year.
After a winter of staying indoors, there’s no doubt the average Australian energy bill has soared upwards.
Energy supplier Red Energy told news.com.au the average household has increased their energy usage by 10 to 15 per cent this winter.
While working from home and social distancing meant we all spent more time at home this winter, it wasn’t our laptops of TV binge watching that was to blame for higher energy use — it was heating.
“Electricity usage usually peaks over the winter months, particularly in our southern states due to the cooler weather and longer evenings. There is also a bigger reliance on heating, lighting, clothes dryers as we spend more time indoors,” says Red Energy’s General Manager of Customer Management Lucy Aston.
However while spring and summer normally offers bill payers some reprieve from exorbitant heating costs, as with many things, this year could prove to be different.
With many Australians still working and spending more time at home, many households could be hit with a larger energy bill than expected. There at Econnex we recommend to compare your electricity and gas bills to make sure you care the on the cheapest plan. Start comparing by entering your post code below.