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The Pros and Cons of Solar Panels

The Pros and Cons of Solar Panels Many homeowners are considering the installation of solar panels, but they often wonder if it’s a worthwhile investment. In this post, we will explore both sides of the argument, presenting the pros and cons of solar panels. Pros of Solar Panels: Financial Benefits: Solar panels can lead to […]

Save money and reduce your CO2 emissions

Save money and reduce your CO2 emissions In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint, electric heat pumps are becoming an increasingly popular choice for Australian homeowners. In addition to being up to 65% more efficient than conventional water heaters, electric heat pumps also produce significantly less CO2 emissions, making them a more environmentally friendly […]

Fixed vs Variable Energy Plans: Which Can Save You Money?

Fixed vs Variable Energy Plans: Which Can Save You Money? Choosing between a fixed or variable energy plan is an important decision that can mean more money in your pocket given the right choice. Understanding the benefits of each option is crucial in determining the most suitable plan for your needs. In this post, we […]

With up to 65% more efficiency, how do heat pumps work?

How heat pumps work

With up to 65% more efficiency, how do heat pumps work? We have heard the impressive efficiency of electric heat pumps but how do these innovative appliances actually work? Let’s take a detailed look at how electric hot water heat pumps work. Electric hot water heat pumps operate by transferring heat from the surrounding air […]

Can energy retailers sell “Green” energy?

Can energy retailers sell “Green” energy? Renewable energy holds the solution to some of our biggest environmental challenges and the key to a sustainable future. We’ve all heard the claims from some energy companies to sell “green” energy. In this post we dive into that “green” claim surrounding renewable energy and how our choices have […]

How can you benefit from wholesale energy?

How can you benefit from wholesale energy? With some energy retailers increasing energy prices by 25% the dynamics of wholesale energy rates can empower consumers to make informed decisions and potentially reduce their energy expenses. In this post, we will explore what wholesale energy rates are, how they fluctuate during peak times, and how you […]

How you can reduce your hot water running costs

How you can reduce your hot water energy bills Victorian residents are taking advantage of new government rebates by upgrading their outdated hot water systems to more energy-efficient electric heat pumps. This modern alternative uses electricity to transfer heat from the surrounding air or ground, making it up to 65% more efficient than traditional gas […]

Maximising Renewable Energy: Peak and off-peak energy

Maximising Renewable Energy: Peak and off-peak energy For Australians to become more sustainable we need to start aligning our energy consumption with renewable energy availability. By adjusting the timing of our high-power appliance usage and capitalising on off-peak hours, we can have a positive impact on the environment while potentially saving money. The concept of […]

How Can I Monitor My Electricity Usage?

There are a variety of reasons you may want to monitor your electricity usage. For instance, you might be wondering whether the new heater you bought is power-hungry or how well your rooftop solar is helping you offset your electricity bills. Either way, when looking to gain a better understanding of your electricity usage it’s […]