Go modern electric and save on bills
Households today are looking to make the most of their own solar electricity supply by using efficient electric appliances. Even without a solar electricity system installed, households can save on bills and greenhouse gas emissions by upgrading old appliances with new efficient models. From hot water, split systems, lighting, cooktops, washing machines right through to personal heating, we can help you choose appliances that cost less to run. Read on for more on modern electric appliances and ways to monitor and reduce your electricity use at home.
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Many Australian houses feature aluminium-framed windows, which perform poorly thermally. But performance can be greatly improved with a simple DIY project. Glenn Newman explains how his friend Lisa Rime came up with an easy system for DIY double glazing.Read more
Switching from gas to electricity for heating, hot water and cooking can favour your hip pocket. But what about emissions?Read more