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Saving power reduces your carbon footprint and cuts energy bills. But it doesn’t have to mean reading by candlelight and cutting up your furniture for fuel.

Lack of knowledge about which appliances are guzzling power can lead people to make the wrong choices when trying to reduce consumption.

So the announcement this week by Member for Ballina, Don Page, of a new free Home Power Savings Program is a welcome one.

‘The Home Power Savings Program helps those most in need by offering a free service that combines expert advice and practical energy saving devices for the home,’ Mr Page said.

‘Participants receive a free energy assessment from a trained energy expert, a free Power Savings Kit worth around $200, with equipment to immediately start saving.

‘More than 790 households in the Ballina Electorate have already taken part in this program and can expect to save, on average, around $265 a year off their bills.’

Households who are not eligible for the program can still visit the Save Power website at www.savepower.nsw.gov.au to access helpful information on how to save money at home.

‘This program is an extremely positive step in assisting people to take more control of their financial future and simultaneously do their part in contributing to a more sustainable world,’ Mr Page said.

The Home Power Savings Program is available to NSW residents who hold a nominated Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs Concession card as well as social housing tenants and energy utility hardship customers.

Eligible households can call 1300 662 416 now to take advantage of the program.  Visit www.savepower.nsw.gov.au/freehelp for more information.

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