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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Understanding Energy Labels

In the current climate it’s hard to look past the initial price tag and also consider the energy rating of an appliance. Especially if you’re not 100% sure what the energy labels mean.  Take the below energy label for example, we have been getting a few enquirers regarding the KWh per year figure and how this is calculated.
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Rechargeable V’s non rechargeable batteries & recycling them

Save Energy Save MoneyBeing a mum of 2 young children we are constantly changing batteries in their countless electrical toys. We also have a lot of other batteries in use through clocks, remotes, torches and other electrical appliances.  I did a rough count and discovered that we have around 24 AA batteries in operation around our home at any one time!
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What does the carbon tax repeal mean to me?

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What is the carbon tax & why was it introduced in the first place?  It’s a price on greenhouse gas emissions and the idea behind it was to change energy usage and encourage investment in clean energy such as solar and hydro.

We have had a few questions on what the carbon tax repeal means to the typical Aussie energy bill, so I thought I would give you a brief outline to answer your questions.
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Spring clean efficiently so you can afford summer!

Don’t restrict spring cleaning to your cupboards and closets.  Why not start a new tradition this year and start an energy efficiency spring clean?

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The average Australian household spends around $35 per week on electricity and gas to power their home.  If you’re looking at this figure and thinking I spend much more or less, keep in mind that the figure is loosely based on a 3 bedroom home with 2 adults and 2 children residing within.  Occupancy, income levels and geographic location will vary your weekly amount.  Regardless of the weekly total 25% of a home’s total electricity bill can be reduced.
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