Renew’s free member advice service for Renew Full, Champion and Business members typically consists of queries answered in a 10-15 minute phone conversation or by email.
Our member advice provides general information applicable to your situation, not detailed advice. For more detailed advice, you may consider a one-hour consultation with one of Renew’s experts.
Topics that can be covered include:
- Solar and solar/battery systems for houses (grid-connected or off-grid)
- Heating, cooling, hot water, and cooking appliances or systems
- Rebates for solar, batteries, major appliances
- Finding installers or comparing quotes for solar, batteries, major appliances
- Insulation (ceiling, wall, floor) and draughtproofing
- Windows – glazing, secondary glazing, shading, etc.
- Appliance choice generally (energy star ratings, how to choose the best appliance)
- Standby energy consumption
- Energy efficiency issues generally
- Understanding energy tariffs and how to choose an energy supplier
- Fuel choice: gas vs electricity
Topics that can not be covered include:
- Geothermal heating, or water or sewerage appliances or issues
- Brand/model/supplier recommendations for windows, equipment, or appliances – we aren’t a buying service
- Specialist PassivHaus advice or house design advice