You can save money on a range of appliances by connecting them to an economy tariff.
Energex offers rewards for connecting your pool pump or hot water system to an economy tariff. Appliances like these don't need to be on all day, so they are ideal for economy tariffs – where the electricity is available during particular hours, at a significant discount.
Economy tariffs provide electricity for up to 18 hours a day (outside peak times) at a discounted rate, and are cheaper than the General usage tariff.
Economy tariffs are designed to reward you for using electricity outside daily peak demand times (around 4-8pm).
What economy tariffs are available?
There are two economy tariffs available:
|Super Economy - Tariff 31||8+ hours (around 10pm - 7am)|
|Economy - Tariff 33||18+ hours (outside 4pm - 8pm)|
Connecting to an economy tariff is easy!
Contact a licensed electrician and ask them to connect your appliance to an economy tariff.
Hot water systems and household appliances will need to be wired and connected through a dedicated circuit, back to your meter – this is because power is only available at certain times of the day in return for being charged a cheaper rate for electricity.You can place several appliances on this dedicated circuit.
A separate meter may be installed and will be listed separately on your bill so you can see how much energy your appliances use on that tariff.
You will be charged for the electrician's time and materials to connect your appliance to an economy tariff.
How do I know if I am already connected to an economy tariff?
The easiest way to work out if you are already connected to an economy tariff is to check your power bill. If you have electricity charges listed against Economy tariff 33 or Super Economy tariff 31 (although your specific retailer may refer to these as something else) on your electricity bill – then you already have an economy tariff connected. If it's not clear on your bill, ask your electricity retailer.
An electrician can assess if you have any appliances connected to an Economy tariff. They can also arrange connection if you wish.There may be fees charged for the electrician's time and for visiting your home.