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Upgrade Your Downlights Today

Upgrade Your Downlights Today

Insider secrets # 13In part 2 of the downlight segment, we are going to discuss what we might do in order to fix the issues with LED lamps. The best outcome is to get rid of all the downlights, fix the ceiling, and only have surface-mounted lighting. There are a...

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Not All Downlights Are Created Equal

Not All Downlights Are Created Equal

Insider secrets # 12There are multiple reasons why halogen is not a good idea, the first being the degradation of insulation. When you’ve got quite a few halogen downlights, you’re going to be missing between 7% and 10% of the insulation, whilst you only need to be...

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Did You Really Mean To Have Your Floors So Cold?

Did You Really Mean To Have Your Floors So Cold?

Insider secrets # 10If you have got gas ducted heating with outlets in a timber floor, then this Insider Secret is for you. Sometimes there are gaps you’re not aware of inside the heating duct that you can locate by lifting the register off the outlet. Underneath that...

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Imagine An Extra $50 Per Month In Your Pocket

Imagine An Extra $50 Per Month In Your Pocket

Insider secrets # 7Unless you are well set up and very efficient, you probably buy electricity and possibly gas from an energy retailer. Getting the best possible deal may save you money. There are many energy comparison websites that compare tariffs if you do a web...

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Get Off The Gas… And Here’s How And Why

Get Off The Gas… And Here’s How And Why

Insider secrets # 6Whilst gas ducted systems are quite common systems for heating the home, there are two good reasons for moving to an all-electric home. The first reason is an environmental reason. Gas is not a renewable energy source, and whilst it’s considered a...

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What’s Your Peak Energy Expenditure Hour In Your Home?

What’s Your Peak Energy Expenditure Hour In Your Home?

Insider secrets # 5Deciding when to use appliances can be a good way of saving money on your energy bills. This mostly relates to appliances such as the dishwasher, washing machine, and if you have a pool, then a pool pump. If you have solar panels, and you are on the...

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Get To Know Your Energy Bill Better

Get To Know Your Energy Bill Better

Insider secrets # 4In our home, we have what is called a “Time of Use Tariff”. That means that we have a Peak Tariff during the day from 7 am to 7 pm, and then a cheaper tariff called an Off-Peak Tariff that is applied from 11 pm to 7 am. The Off-Peak Tariff also...

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