PEDESTRIAN.TV and Telstra are teaming up again to help out our favourite friends: you guys. We all know how much energy bills can suck, particularly when you have to decide between being warm or being skint. But don’t sweat it, we have a few tricks up our sleeves. Read on, legends. 

But what can we do to reduce the costs that are such a strain on our existence, but also totally necessary for, you know, everyday living? Well, it depends how serious you wanna get. 

There’s the obvious answers – wear more layers, invest in a snuggie, drink some delicious, warming whisky, and so on. Alternatively, you could be a bit more practical with some smart home technology. 

I know what you’re thinking, smart home stuff is for fancy people with heaps of money that want to automate their homes and you don’t need any of that noise, yeah? Well, no, you’d be wrong. 

Smart home tech has never been more accessible, particularly for those who are renting. Smart plugs when used with a smart home kit, for example, can be used to monitor your power usage and automatically turn appliances on or off at certain times. Perfect for those who worry about leaving the heater on all night. 

If you want some more clever ways to save energy this winter, suss out our video below.

Photo: Austin Powers.

8 Cheeky Ways To Save Cash On Energy Bills Without Freezing Yr Norks Off