Your home is one of your greatest investments, but at times the number of bills it incurs can have you wondering if you are working only to pay money out to the various power, gas and other service companies which facilitate your daily functioning.
At times, you may be wondering how it would be possible to reduce these bills and to enjoy more of your earnings.
A fantastic way to save money is to take advantage of one of the many government incentives being offered to homeowners and businesses to use renewable energy sources like solar and wind power.
The global climate is presently in its ‘critical decade’ according to the Australian Climate Commission, and any lasting changes need to be made now in order to ensure sustainability.
A few ways in which you can help in this endeavour is by making small changes within your household which can make your living space fit more into the mould of those having an eco-friendly home design, by being more energy efficient and making use of your home’s architectural advantages.
By installing a solar hot water system you can actually reduce your energy bill by up to one third of its present cost, while the use of small solar appliances will reduce it even further.
If you decide to get a government grant and install a complete solar power system, then that’s even better as you can eliminate your energy bill altogether considering that sunlight is available all year round in most places. You will also be reducing your carbon footprint and helping in the fight towards environmental sustainability.
Solar power systems are easy to install, and cost effective since they often pay for themselves within a two to five year period. There are also DIY solar panels which may be slightly less efficient than traditional ones, but are also cheaper and last just as long.