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The cheapest energy is the energy you don’t have to buy! So make sure you have:
- Fully insulated roof and walls, and if possible insulated floor too.
- Replace all your lights with LEDs, get rid of all down lights if you can. Use LEDs if you can’t.
- Run your Air conditioner at 25 not 22 in summer and at 20 in winter.
- Heat pumps are a very efficient way of cooling and heating and for hot water too – and match PV and battery systems well.
Energy Saving tips from your state government
How to reduce energy usage in your house?
National website on how to make your home more environmentally sustainable: https://www.yourhome.gov.au/
Are you eligible for government rebates and assistance? Find out here: https://www.energy.gov.au/rebates
Is Solar right for my home?
Check out these links to find out more:
A beginners guide to buying solar – Solar Quotes: https://www.solarquotes.com.au/solar101.html
Is my home suitable for solar? – Australian Electricity Foundation https://www.aef.com.au/for-home/solar-power/is-my-home-suitable-for-solar/
Is my house suitable for solar panels? – Energis https://energis.com.au/2015/10/is-my-house-suitable-for-solar-panels/
The 10 things to remember when considering Solar and Storage
- Find out what type and size of battery will best suit your household needs.
- Get several quotes before you buy.
- Choose a good quality battery and a reputable installer.
- Check the licence details of any electrical contractor involved in the installation.
- Read through and understand the battery manufacturer’s technical and safety information, including installation location/requirements.
- If you already have solar on your roof, ask if you need your current inverter replaced or a second inverter installed to retrofit the battery to your system.
- Find out what the costs are for a maintenance plan. You should also know the expected life of the battery and disposal costs.
- Contact your home and contents insurance provider to make sure you have adequate cover.
- Connecting your battery to the electricity grid may require approval.
- Check with your installer and/or electricity distributor before agreeing to buy a battery system.