We can help you save energy and money.
Priority group households, may be eligible to help you take advantage of the free services available under theSouth Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES).
Who is eligible?
Home energy assessments are free to priority group households. No other households are eligible. However, specific residential energy saving products could be free for non-priority group households as well.
Who will provide the free home energy assessment?
Trades Services SA has engaged Your Energy Savings Solution Pty Ltd (YESS) and their trained and police-checked home energy assessors to provide home energy assessments. This energy assessor will come to your home by appointment only, and will be wearing clearly-labelled identification.
What is a free home energy assessment?
As part of a free home energy assessment, the assessor will review your energy-consuming appliances, as well as your shading, lighting, heating, cooling and hot water system. They will talk with you about your current usage needs, and provide practical energy saving recommendations to help you reduce your energy costs without impacting your lifestyle.
The energy assessor can also review the usage section of your recent energy bills, to look at usage patterns and give you advice.
At the end of the assessment, they’ll give you a report that details the findings and any recommendations.
Only one energy assessment can be undertaken per premises.
How long will it take?
The home energy assessment and review will take about an hour.
Who will perform the home energy assessment?
The qualifications and suitability of the person performing this assessment is stipulated under the REES. They have a knowledge and appreciation of household energy use, are trained in assessing appliance energy usage and thermal performance of homes. They have also been trained in identifying and communicating energy savings opportunities, as well as explaining your energy bill to you if required.
The person undertaking your home energy assessment has undergone a police check, and has qualifications commensurate to three units of Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment and/or the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard Assessor training.
You can request a male or female energy assessor when you book your home assessment.
I rent. Can I get a free home energy assessment?
Yes. As a resident of a rental property you may also be eligible for selected free energy efficient products, although for some recommended energy efficiency activities on offer you may need to obtain the permission of the landlord or landlord’s agent before products are installed.
Want to know more?
If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are not satisfied with the home energy assessment or energy saving products, please contact Trades Services SA via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 986 921 (8:30 am – 5.00 pm weekdays) for help.