What Are The Ideal Air Conditioning Settings For Winter?

Reverse cycle air conditioning is an effective way to heat your home in winter and when used with the right settings it can be more economical than you might think. Whether you're looking to reduce your heating costs, maximise your comfort, or both, understanding how to get the most out of your air conditioning unit is the first step. Below…

Warm Up in Style With a Gas Log Fireplace

If you love the atmosphere of a fireplace but don't want to deal with the maintenance and clean up, a gas log fire could be the ideal solution. Not only do gas log fires offer the ambiance of a real fire, they're also highly efficient at heating your home and very easy to operate and maintain. Read on to find…

How Does a Solar Hot Water System Work (Infographic)

Solar hot water systems are a popular investment for West Australian households because of the impressive energy savings they deliver. Understanding how solar hot water works can help you figure out if it's a good move for your home. Below we answer FAQs about solar hot water, including: 'How does solar hot water work?' and 'Is solar heated water worth…

Our Guide to Cleaning Your Solar Panels (Infographic)

If your solar system isn't producing as much electricity as you would expect, it could be the result of dirty solar panels. Clean panels are more efficient and have a greater energy output. Along with these solar power tips, knowing how to clean solar panels can help you get the most out of your solar investment. This guide explains why…

Why Installing Solar Panels Can Increase the Value of Your Home

Australian homeowners are recognising that solar power has the potential to significantly cut down energy costs and reap long term gains. In fact, there are now more than 3 million rooftops with solar panels in Australia. If you're looking to sell or rent out a property in the future, you might be wondering if installing solar panels will add value…

What is Dry Mode in Your AC System?

You might rely on your air-con to keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round, but did you know that your air-con system can also help maintain a healthy humidity level inside? In this article, we explore what dry mode in AC is, when to use it and how it compares with the other modes in creating that perfect indoor…

How Many Solar Panels and Batteries Do You Need to Power a House?

If you’re considering installing solar panels for your home, you may be wondering how many you will need to cover your electricity usage. Unfortunately, it's not always a simple answer. There are a number factors that you'll need to consider to determine how many panels and batteries you will need to power your house. We've put together a few general…

Why Is My Solar Hot Water System Not Heating Properly?

It can be very frustrating if you don't know why your solar hot water system isn't heating properly. In this article, we go over some common problems that arise with solar hot water systems and what to do about them. For more information, check out our guide on "Everything you need to know about solar hot water systems" or get…

How Much Electricity Does An AC Use?

Our air cons keep us comfy in winter and refresh us in summer, but they can also be expensive to run if we're not careful. In fact, heating and cooling costs account for about 40% of the average Australian household's electricity bill. Knowing how much electricity your AC uses can help you find ways to lower its energy consumption and…