How to Change Your AC Filter at Home (Infographic)

  We count on our air con to keep us comfortable all year round. Much like a car that gets used regularly, air conditioners need regular maintenance to make sure they keep running effectively and efficiently. One of the simplest and most important things you should do to look after your AC is to change or clean the air filter.…

Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

What is good quality air? Air quality refers to how clean or polluted the air is. Good quality air is beneficial for our health as it is clean and free of pollutants. When we hear the term "poor air quality" many of us think of factories putting harmful chemicals and polluting the outdoor air. However, poor indoor air quality is…

How to Read a Smart Meter With Solar Power

Smart meters are becoming standard across Australia, with some states such as Victoria already completely switched over. But is it a smart move? And if you've got a new smart meter, how do you access and make the most of the metering data? In this article, we take a closer look at what smart meters are and the advantages they…

Is Air Conditioning Cheaper Than Central Heating?

Heating and cooling are two of the greatest energy costs for Australian households. When looking for heating solutions for your home, it's important to choose a system that is energy efficient while still being powerful enough to keep you warm during winter. If you've started researching your options, you might be asking questions like: Is air conditioning cheaper than central…

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning vs Gas Heating – What’s Best?

Reverse cycle air conditioning and gas heating are two of the most popular options for heating homes in Australia. But how do they compare with one another?  In this article, we compare reverse cycle air-con vs gas heating across a number of key factors such as cost, performance, energy efficiency, and safety. Armed with this knowledge, we hope you will…

How to Save Money on Your Power Bill

Whether you’re hoping to cut back your expenses or make a positive change for the environment, there are lots of things households can do to reduce their electricity consumption.  The first step to saving money on your power bill is to look at your consumption habits. It’s possible some lifestyle habits are affecting your electricity bills. Go through the different…

Dispelling Solar Panel Myths ( Infographic)

There’s a lot of information out there about solar power and it can be overwhelming if you’re trying to decide whether solar is a good investment for your home. While there are lots of trustworthy websites about solar power, there are also many solar panel myths circulating. The majority of these solar panel myths aren’t based on hard evidence. Let’s…

Does Air Conditioning Help Allergies?

Whether you’re allergic to dust, pollen or dog fur, allergies are no fun. Our homes should be a safe place where we feel healthy, but for many of us, this isn’t the case. The quality of the air inside our homes can have a huge effect on our health. This is especially true for people with allergies, but it’s also…

How is Solar Power Better Than Using Fossil Fuels?

Fossil fuels have been the primary source of energy in Australia for a long time. More recently, the number of people who are installing solar panels on their homes is increasing significantly. Most of us know about the harmful environmental impact of fossil fuels, but how is solar power better than fossil fuels? Let’s take a closer look at the…