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We all love a hot shower, and a god many of our water heaters are of the bad old single element energy hog, and if you have one of these units, there is a very...
We have had a long cold winter here in Melbourne, and with the Spring here, the days are getting longer, and the temperatures are getting warmer. Interestingly, @SEGmeter is also recording the fact from the...
Around a year ago I purchased an inexpensive weather station from Jaycar - a "Thermor" branded DG950R Weather Station. I knew it wouldn't be the most accurate piece of equipment on the market at only $80,...
It makes sense - sitting out there in the rain and wind and weather, solar panels get dirty. Because the turn light into electrons, it would make sense that the cleaner they are, the better...
We received our power bill the other day, the price went up form 18c to 22c per kWh.  With a new child, and a quite chilly winter (so far...) the good news is our energy...
I recall as a child, when my Father came home. First thing he would do when opening the front door is to check the spinning electricity meter.  One thing the old style of energy meter...
So how much power does my electric hot water system actually use? You may not realise it, but your hot water is a significant component of your homes total energy usage. I didn't know just...
I woke on Sunday morning and caught the twitter feed and read the news. Kinglake devastated by bushfires, 26 dead, 6 in one vehicle.   Over the coming days these were to grow to over 175,...
When I was a boy, summers were filled with hot days.  There wasn't such thing as an air conditioner, and, life was a lot simpler and we had other ways to beat the heat, that...
Considering that the cheapest energy is that not used in the first place, we need to stop dodging the issue with excuses.   This article was written by Adam Shake who originally posted on his...

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