Kerri - a mum of three

Victorian Energy Compare – helping young families get a better energy deal

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Victorian Energy Compare – helping young families get a better energy deal

[Title:  Victorian Energy Compare – helping young families get a better energy deal]

[Vision: Mum and three kids arriving home from school]

Kerrie – Melbourne mum of three young children

I’m a busy mum living in a household of five.

[Vision: Mum preparing afternoon tea for the kids in the kitchen]

Energy in our house is the number one thing that keeps us ticking over. I tend to not stop and look at bills and utilities. I just pay them week in, week out.

[Vision: Mum doing a load of washing in the laundry]

I can have up to three loads of washing happening every day, so the washing machine and the dryer get a good workout.

[Vision: Mum doing chores in the kitchen]

Plus have the dishwasher on, the microwave, the cooker, the heating, the cooling (laughs

[Vision: Kids sitting at the kitchen table using their computers and tablets]

The kids are in a world where everything is based on electronics, and you need your electricity sources. 

[Vision: Mum speaking direct to camera]

There’s times, when I know that it’s been really hot or really cold, that I dread the bill coming in. I have to really budget.

[Vision: Mum sitting in the lounge using Victorian Energy Compare on her tablet]

I had a look at Victorian Energy Compare. All I had to do was input my details, it asked me some household questions – how many people were living in the house, what appliances we were using. I’m not that tech savvy but I got through it pretty quickly.

[Vision: examples of electricity being used in the house: lighting, TV, kids playing video games]

It gave me five better options than the current rates I was on. The number one provider was the energy company I was already with…

[Vision: Mum talking direct to camera]

And prompted me to think, “I need to give them a call because obviously I can get a way better deal than I’m now.”

[Vision: more examples of electricity being used in the house: heating, solar panels, hot water, cooling, electronics]

I’ve worked out that on a monthly basis, I’m saving $50 to $60 per bill. The money I’m saving can go towards the kids’ ballet fees, the footy fees, the tennis, the swimming…

[Vision: Mum talking direct to camera]

And the extras can be spent on a massage or more coffee for me (laughs).

[Vision: Mum reading to daughter before bed]

I now plan to visit Victorian Energy Compare every year because I think it’s really important to have a look at your current situation and what you’re paying.

[Vision: Mum talking direct to camera]

Knowledge is power. Sit down, take some time – you’ve got nothing to lose and lots of money to save.

[Victorian Energy Compare: How much can you save?]

[Speaker:  Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne]