You shouldn’t have to move off the grid to avoid costly power bills. Rather than going to extreme measures to try and improve your energy efficiency, there are easier ways to save money.
To consume less energy around the home, looking at where and how you use power is a good place to start.
heating and cooling
It can be tempting to make your home feel like a fridge when it’s boiling outside, but cool air comes at a cost.
Get into the habit of switching your air-con to 24°C or warmer. Each degree below this temperature uses 5% more energy, so you can save power by making your home feel slightly less like Antarctica.