The Suter family played the Reduce Your Juice games and learnt new energy saving tips

Tell us a bit about yourself and your household. How were you managing with your power bills before you started the program?

We are a family of 5. We have 3 kids that are under 12, so it can be challenging at times for them to remember to turn things off when they are not being used. Before the program, our electricity bills were high, but I think they have started to reduce now.

What are the top things you learned from doing the Energy Savvy Families program?

The main things I learned is to completely turn appliances off. We are also using the smart board to turn off appliances with one switch.

Did your family get involved in the program? If so, how did you get them interested?

Yes, our kids played the games and read the energy saving tips, and they turn off lights when leaving a room.

You won some great prizes as a top scorer in the Reduce Your Juice games – including the major reward (a $1,500 energy efficient appliance voucher)! How useful did you find the games in learning tips to reduce your electricity use?

The games were fun to play, and we enjoyed the energy saving tips. We already knew some but we also learned some new tips.

As part of the program, you had access to our Facebook page. Did you find it helpful to interact with others who were part of the program?

The Facebook page was great, and I really liked the updates. I enjoyed the posts and they encouraged us to reach our goals.

In terms of savings, how much money have you been saving on your bill since you started the program?

I do believe my bills have reduced a lot and I’m hopeful this will continue, especially over the warmer months.

What we have learned will help us to maintain a lower level of power usage. Being able to identify what items use more power has helped a lot.

Now that you have finished the program, do you feel well equipped to keep your electricity bills down over the long term?

What we have learned will help us to maintain a lower level of power usage. Being able to identify what items use more power has helped a lot.

Would you recommend the Energy Savvy Families program to others?

If you are given the opportunity to take part definitely do it. It’s fun and not time demanding either.

Is there anything else you want to add about your experience with the program?

I can’t thank the Energy Savvy Families program enough for the prizes I won. We are extremely grateful, and it will certainly help in the future with lowering our bills.

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