COOLmob are able to assist residents of Katherine with high electricity bills.
"Low-income households struggling to understand their power usage or pay their bills in Katherine are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the current COOLmob Energy Efficiency Program, offering free home energy audits this May."
COOLmob have been delivering home energy audits for more than 10 years and under this current Energy Efficiency Program, COOLmob have so far delivered over 50 audits in Darwin and Alice Springs.
"We're very excited to be extending our reach and will be offering these free audits in Katherine on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22 to households where someone is receiving Centrelink assistance or claiming the Family Tax Benefit. This service has been made available via funding from the NT Government" said Lou De Mattia, COOLmob Energy Efficiency Project Officer.
"A hot and sweaty build up has left many homes relying on the air-conditioner more than they normally would at this time of year. Small changes like setting your air conditioner to 27 degrees and putting the ceiling fan on at the same time can add up to big savings on your power bill. Each degree you lower the temperature, you increase running costs by 10%".
The audit visit is informal and consists of a COOLmob expert walking around with you at your home sharing simple energy efficiency tips for your home.
"Reducing energy consumption is one of the easiest ways to reduce the cost of your power bill, and at the same time you are also reducing your greenhouse gas emissions, helping our climate" Said Lou De Mattia, COOLmob Energy Officer. "For tips and ideas to lower your power bill, visit the COOLmob website and Facebook".
All audited participants will go into a draw to win a selection of energy efficient prizes aimed to improve your home's air flow, including one cleaning package for your flyscreens, fans, air-conditioner and louvres; or a Ventair standing pedestal fan, valued at $165.
Book your free audit through the COOLmob website at http://coolmob.org/free-home-energy-audits/ or by phoning Lou De Mattia at COOLmob on 0431 336 760.