The benefits of home energy upgrades

18 June 2024

Most Australian homes are too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter, and expensive to run.

Simple measures like better insulation, draught reduction, window shades, and solar panels, could reduce emissions, make these homes healthier to live in and drastically reduce the cost of energy bills. But people on low incomes and renters lack the resources and control to improve the energy performance of their homes.

Governments need to step in and directly invest in home energy upgrades of low-income housing so people in those households are protected and can afford their energy bills.

ACOSS has commissioned research to demonstrate the possible benefits for energy bill reduction and emissions reduction of prioritising home energy upgrades for low-income housing.

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