The Future of Solar

The future of solar power in Australia is looking very bright indeed, according to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)! The country’s solar power production is set to triple, with 12 new solar power plants to be built throughout 2017 – six of them in Queensland. ARENA has announced a $92 million investment programme which…

Easy Ways to Save on Your Bill

If you’re interested in reducing your electricity usage, there’s some easy tricks to cut it down without even breaking a sweat or making any great sacrifices. Turn off your appliances at the wall Get into the habit of unplugging or turning off wall switches when you’re not using things like TVs, laptops and games consoles.…

Here’s Why You Should Go Solar

If you’re thinking about installing a solar array on your roof (or in your garden), you may be wondering if it’s really worth it. Well, it is! Here’s what you’ll gain by going solar. You’ll slash or even eliminate your electricity bills Your electricity bills comprise a large proportion of your household expenses every year,…

How to Spot a Good Electrician

There are a few things you can do yourself in your home – you can paint, you can sand, you can even do a bit of plastering if you’re handy. What you shouldn’t do is fiddle with your electrics by yourself, as it’s dangerous. Unless you’re a sparkie yourself, you should leave them well alone…

Why You Should Swap Over to LED Lights

Lighting accounts for up to 20% of your electricity bill each year, mainly because incandescent bulbs and halogen lights aren’t as efficient as they could be (that’s an understatement). The price of LED lights has fallen dramatically in recent years, so there’s never been a better time to make the change. Here’s just five reasons…

Here’s Why You Should Go Solar

If you’re thinking about installing a solar array on your roof (or in your garden), you may be wondering if it’s really worth it. Well, it is! Here’s what you’ll gain by going solar. You’ll slash or even eliminate your electricity bills Your electricity bills comprise a large proportion of your household expenses every year,…

Local Business Reaping Solar Benefits

Agent principal, Stuart Border, has been carefully monitoring the system performance and his power bills since the installation and says he couldn’t be happier with the results of the analysis. “It was a big decision for us to go solar. We had a lot of discussions with Mark at Accord Electrical. He analysed our bills…

The LED Lighting Revolution

Halogen bulbs may be found in numerous places in any given household, and have become quite popular over the years. They are most often used in spot lighting, such as landscaping lighting that is meant to highlight specific areas, but halogen bulbs have also been used for many other purposes around the house. These bulbs…