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The 5 Most Common Causes of a Very High Electricity Bill

If you have received an unusually high electricity bill you can land up feeling pretty helpless.

If you think there is something genuinely wrong with your billing you can take your complaint to the energy and water ombudsman in your state. In the vast majority of cases, however, a high electricity bill is the result of one of these five issues...

Keep reading top 5 causes of a high electricity bill.

AGL and Origin Energy Receive The Most Energy Bill Complaints in NSW

In the 2010-2011 financial year the NSW Energy & Water Ombudsman resolved a whopping 17,559 complaints about energy and water bills in NSW.

This was a rise of 17% over the previous year. Two areas which saw a big rise in complaints were marketing and billing.

Keep reading AGL and Origin energy bill complaints in NSW.

Halogen to LED Downlight Replacement - Installation Photos

After much testing and deliberation, I finally launched the Philips LED Downlights last week. This post shares some installation photos from the last week.

Keep reading Philips MR16 Master LED - Installation Photos

 

The Surprising History of Household Energy Consumption in Australia

If you asked me to put money on it, I would have said that household energy usage was drastically lower back in the 1970's than today. Surprisingly, this is not the case.

Keep reading History of Household Energy Consumption in Australia

No matches? Just leave the gas stove on...

Turkmenistan is not a country you hear about every day. That's probably why you haven't heard this crazy story about household energy use.

Keep reading Turkmenistan Energy Consumption

How to make an effective door seal for under $10

If you have looked in the weather stripping section at your hardware store you may have seen the plethora of door sealing options available. In fact, it is this multitude of options which initially turned me off fixing the problem discussed below.

Keep reading An effective door seal for under $10

Get Energy Efficiency right and you could be saving 30 to 70%

Energy efficiency is not about being a cheap-skate. It's about getting what you need, having more money in your back pocket and less pollution in the atmosphere.

Keep reading Get Energy Efficiency right and you could be saving 30 to 70%

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    Single phase or three phase, that is the question. Well, at least if you're browsing our range of wireless energy monitors. That's because most energy monitors use 'CT sensor clamps' to measure power consumption. And to capture all your usage... read more

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