Jared Mullane

Jared Mullane Jared Mullane is an energy journalist at Canstar Blue, reporting on news and trends within the retail market. Whether it’s base rates, sign-up incentives or good old-fashioned customer service, Jared aims to help Aussies find a better deal on their power. His candid approach to an often-convoluted industry can be credited to his background in journalism. Aside from what’s making headlines, Jared also has an interest in electric vehicles, household energy efficiency and off-grid technologies.

People at beach having picnic

How to stay cool in summer without using electricity

Posted by December 11th 2019

I’m not sure if growing up in Queensland has anything to do with it but I’m not the biggest fan of summer. Sure, heading to the beach and chucking on a singlet is nice, yet …

Excavator digging home

Dial Before You Dig Explained

Posted by November 12th 2019

If you plan to build a home, or you’re about to renovate, there are certain limitations on where and how low you can dig. This is because your property could be sitting above important underground …

Young woman sitting on lounge with air conditioner remote

Momentum Energy gets lively with cut-price online offer

Posted by May 13th 2020

Throwing a curveball at the competition in Victoria is Momentum Energy, introducing a hot new plan ahead of the state’s annual price change cycle in January. However, it does come with a catch. Dubbed the “Self …

Family moving boxes into new home

Alinta Energy removes hassle of moving house for WA customers

Posted by March 13th 2020

Moving away from talk of big discounts, Alinta Energy has launched a bold new attempt to attract Western Australian gas customers by giving them a helping hand into their new property. Alinta Energy has teamed up …

Switching Electricity Providers in Debt

Posted by February 3rd 2020

Let’s face it, we all use energy – from flicking a light switch to turning on the dishwasher – there’s no escaping it. And the reality of using energy means that households have to foot …

Origin Energy App Review

Origin Energy App Review

Posted by January 16th 2020

Origin Energy joins a number of power providers in Australia investing in smartphone apps, releasing its own version back in 2017. Today, Origin customers can look after their account and bills from the convenience of …

Fuse Boxes and Switchboards Explained

Posted by May 21st 2020

Not entirely sure what your fuse box does? Learn everything you need to know about meter boxes, switchboards and more with Canstar Blue.

Halogen Light Bulbs Explained

Posted by October 3rd 2019

Are halogen light bulbs the most efficient when it comes to your home? Learn about pricing, specs and more in this Canstar Blue guide.