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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Need cash in your back pocket, find out how!

These days rising energy bills are a fact of life. It’s been estimated that the average Australian house hold will see an increase in their annual bill by around $200 per year. That’s around $50 on top of your quarterly bill.
What some of you might not know is that little changes in how you use your energy can actually reduce your energy consumption therefore reducing your energy bills. We are not saying that you won’t be impacted by an increased cost but hopefully we can cushion the blow.
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The Top 10 Hidden Cash Drains

Home Appliances

Household  appliances account for up to 30% of your home energy. So understanding home appliance energy ratings and choosing the most energy efficient appliances can save you good money in the long run. Here are the cash drains in your home that you may not have been aware of.

  1. Heating and cooling your house uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home. This can make up to 40% of your electricity bill. So make sure that you don’t overheat (increasing the temperature of a hot water system or a heater by just 1°C can increase the cost of running these appliances by around 10%) or don’t go too cool (by going just 1°C higher on your air conditioner, fridge or freezer you can save around 10% on their running costs).
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Renewable Energy is the Future?

RET

 

As the mining boom looks to be slowing down it’s time to look elsewhere to help drive Australia’s economy.  You would think that it would stand to reason that we should be investing more time and energy into the renewable energy sector.

If left unchanged the RET would continue to generate investment and create jobs over the next decade all the while reducing Australia’s carbon foot print and reducing house hold energy bills down the line.
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Fossil Fuels v’s Clean Energy

fossil fuels v's clean energy

We have been reading lots about the depletion of Australia’s oil reserves.  It seems the fact that fossil fuels are running out it’s now time to concentrate our resources on finding clean alternative options.

Instead the government want to plunge more money into fossil fuels and reduce the Renewable Energy Target (RET) to compensate the cost.  Anyone else feel this is completely ridiculous?  Quite frankly the aim should be to plug money into clean energy resources and increase the RET.
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HOW TO KEEP YOUR APPLIANCES RUNNING EFFICIENTLY

Electronic appliances are a convenience that the modern world cannot do without and I am no different. I could care less for some of these items but the missus needs to be happy and I intend to keep that going. I however bought the appliances and I went out to find a way to make them run as efficiently as possible to save me some money through bills and maintenance costs. I always did fancy the online shopping features of some companies as I did not have to go carry the heavy, expensive appliances to add onto paying for them.
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