Saving Money and Power
The less energy you use the more money you save.
According to Sustainability Victoria an average of 10% of your power usage can be contributed to standby power. Standby power is the power that your appliances require to sit in idle mode, such as your television, game consoles, computers, washing machines - basically all those appliances we don't turn off at the wall. To assist in reducing this wasted usage you can install a remote standby eliminator which plugs into the wall socket allowing you to operate each appliance or device by remote.
By installing a monitoring system and becoming aware of your usage it is estimated that you can reduce your power consumption by up to 20%. By entering the price you pay for your power into the device you can see in real time what your home is costing you to run giving you the opportunity to see instant savings when you turn an appliance off. Checking the display before you leave home can let you know that you have left something on.
Energy Efficient Appliances
When replacing appliances it is just as important to consider the star rating system for energy and water usage as it is for style and functionality. The more stars the better!
Heating & Cooling
Consider installing a SolarVenti. SolarVenti is an air collector that reduces humidity in the home and provides for a healthy indoor environment by sending hot and dry ventilation air into the house and pushing stale, moist air out. Your home will be warmer, although it does not replace a heating unit, it does help to reduce your heating costs. A cooling ventilation option is also available supplying cool air into your home from the shady side of the house on a hot day. Best of all, the SolarVenti is completely solar powered meaning no operating costs at all.