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Saving energy at Newtown Silos

Saving energy at Newtown Silos

I am on the Executive Committee of the Owners Corporation for Newtown Silos and over the past year have been working on energy saving measures cut our ever increasing energy bills. We are aiming to reduce our energy costs, cut CO2 emissions & reduce maintenance costs. Have a read below and make some energy saving suggestions in the comments. What have we done so far? Push button timer switches on the two garbage rooms so the lights cannot be left…

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Reduce heating and cooling costs with insulated paint

Reduce heating and cooling costs with insulated paint

If you’re planning on painting your house in the near future consider using┬áThermilate Thermalmix Insulating Paint Additive Thermalmix creates a thermal barrier which prevents heat loss through walls and ceilings in summer and prevents heat gain through walls and ceilings in summer. This will dramatically reduce your energy cots for heating in winter and cooling in summer. In winter Thermalmix works by reflecting heat back into the room rather than it being absorbed and lost through the walls or ceiling….

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Save money by reducing standby power usage

Save money by reducing standby power usage

On average Australian homes waste 10% of their total energy use on standby power. The Jackson Green Energy Saving Powerboard – Master/Slave (PT9778) is a great way to save on standby power usage at home or at work. You can pick these up for around $30. The powerboard itself uses less than 1W of power and provides surge protection Here’s how it works: Plug one device into the ‘Master’ socket and related devices into the ‘Slave’ sockets. When the device…

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Replace your inefficient lighting this Earth Hour

Replace your inefficient lighting this Earth Hour

Instead of just switching off your lights this Earth Hour why not make a real difference and replace your inefficient lights with more efficient technology. This means you’ll be saving money and reducing demand for electricity everyday of the year! Incandescent Globes These are the old style globes you would have seen for many years, most of these are now not available for sale in Australia in a move to make people use more energy efficient lighting. These globes produce…

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Why I won’t be ‘turning off the lights’ for Earth Hour

Why I won’t be ‘turning off the lights’ for Earth Hour

I already aim to have the lowest possible carbon footprint for my lifestyle so I won’t be ‘turning off the lights’ because me doing that will have little or no impact on anything to do with the environment. In fact like most nights I probably won’t have the lights on in the first place. What have I done already to lower my carbon footprint? I have selected the most energy efficient appliances my money can buy I don’t leave the…

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