Series 1 · Episode 1
The Barries have an enviable lifestyle; international holidays, luxury cars, a boat and a large renovated home in a fashionable suburb. They are a socially aware family and passionately believe in the importance of confronting climate change - and they want to learn more. When the cops arrive they find a family who believe they’re doing well at saving energy, but they’re in for a rude shock.
Series 1 · Episode 2
Jacqui McSweeney and Verne Glenwright live in country Victoria with their three kids, Ashleigh, Zach and Carson. Their pride and joy is their large Cape Cod style house which looks great but is totally unsuitable for our Australian climate. They pay a fortune trying to keep warm in winter and conversely, the house is boiling in summer.
Series 1 · Episode 3
Gemma, Vicky and AJ are all in their early 20s and live in a rental house in suburban Melbourne. It’s a typical student pad and money is tight. As renters, when the house gets cold, their solutions are quick but expensive – on go the electric heaters that blast away for hours while they sit in their bedrooms studying.
Series 1 · Episode 4
The Bettenays and Fletchers are a three-generation family living in a massive rental home on Melbourne’s suburban fringe. They thought living together would allow them to save money, but their bills are astronomical. They have no idea how much carbon they are producing - and little wonder. Under the one roof they have two households worth of electrical goods and then some.
Series 1 · Episode 5
The Lane family, mum, dad and four grown-up children live in a sprawling weatherboard with every conceivable ‘mod con’. If you can plug it in and turn it on they’ve probably got one, or six. Dad, Peter, is a climate change sceptic and his attitudes have rubbed off on his kids. They love their luxuries such as the pool and electrically heated spa, and never give the environmental costs a second thought.
Series 1 · Episode 6
Cath McKinney and Mike Lelliot live in inner city Melbourne with their three kids Rory, Noah and Matilda. The house is always full of people and kids, so they use a lot of energy.