I am considering to use them too, seems a pretty good deal. If anyone else use them, let me know your customer number and we both get the bonus cashback
Apr 22, 2009 3:12 pm
Instantaneous gas booster
No, most likely not. At least not in the sense youre thinking of. They require a 20mm pipe. Your house service will be 20mm and if you had a previous gas hot water unit in…
RECs - does anyone understand them?
need some little bit of your guidance...
i am building through simonds and they are offering solar panels for free via solarbank. i wud need to surrender the RECs…
May 04, 2009 10:36 pm
Passive Design for Dummies
I want to build a passive design house. I know which way to orient the house and the use of eaves, double glazing etc. I also know I need to…
Yak_chat ... was looking at least a 4KW system + we will have solar hot water which is more than enough in my current house..hoping will be enough in the new one. Bris…
QLD Solar Hot Water rebate
Does anyone have the inside scoop with regard to the QLD rebate?
I have expressed my interest via the 1800 line but now my electric HWS is facing a slow death. We can't…
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Quantum Heat pumps Newcastle area.
Do we have any Newcastle members who have installed a heat pump from Nova eco developments.
The advertisement claims after rebates cost is $22.00 plus install.
Does anyone know why recycling veggie boxes is free but there may be a fee for other polystyrene?
Clerestory windows and sun angle
I'd be inclined to extend the eaves out over the windows and that will give you the shade you require and the airflow that you want to encourage.
Another option is…
Rebates and building a new home
Depending onyour supplier and whether or not they claim the recs and deduct it from the total of your HWS, but if you use either a solar or heat pump you can claim the…
There are literally hundreds of 'green' products being marketed in this era of environmental awareness. There are genuine retailers, ignorant ones and unscrupulous ones. …
ECO AND COST EFFECTIVENESS?
Have a free assessment done - http://www.environment.gov.au/greenloans/assessments/index.html
And an energy assessor such as myself…
What do R values and U values measure?
- Measuring the insulating properties of building materials borrows from a scientific technique used to determine the physical properties of a substance.
- The technique…
Heat pump Solar or Gas?
Confusing isnt it!
Thanks for guys - and for that link Dymonite. Will keep me reading for awhile I think.
I'm not sure if any of the Gold Coast has…
Heat Pump Hot Water System - Noisy?
If you heat 300L of hot water a day it would normally cost about $420 with electricity
Do you have your heart set on evacuate tube over flat plate?
I modeled the…
On this last itme, most of your lights will never have to be repalced - they'll tear the building down to build a new one before you replace the…
The 2009 Kambang lecture series
This is fantastic resource for eco info.
The city of Melville In Perth is hosting these free lectures. Part of the Piney Lakes Enviro education centre, this is an…
Sep 15, 2009 11:47 am
Solar House Day - 13th September 09
The amount of information presented can be a little overwhelming as well. From solar panels to 6 star WELS taps. As you say people tend to take everything in as a…
Busting eco-myths or misunderstandings
One way is to put the circulating pump onto a manual on off switch - turn it on when you get up =- have your showers 5 minutes later, turn it off
Same at night. best of…
Colour of Eaves
A good question that probably doesn't have an accurate answer. There are probably other things to consider that would make a big difference.
I presume you are referring…
Cross ventilation questions
The aim of cross ventilation is to allow cooling breezes to be directed through your house. The direction from which this comes depends on your locations.
Here is the…
Are some skylights better than others?
DH & I have decided we will need a skylight in our toilet in our new house. Our local planning laws require the room to be mechanically externally vented (which we would…
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Solar Questions- TOTAL NEWBIE
Hi Burrow Bunnie,
not sure if I am too late to chime in or not.
Solar does make sense right now, read my comment in the $1/watt thread about paybacks (7-12 yrs)…
LED Lighting suppliers in Victoria ?
there a re a lot of people who are not well informed about many things and they make comments where perhaps there is no reason.
I have just put ledlighting through my…
Western Australia are already running dual lines for sewer on new houses to make them grey water ready. I suggest you talk to your builder about and plan on where…