There are a number of things you can do in your domestic energy transition- so a plan helps You are likely to be adapting an existing house to be your comfortable home, with limited time and money. Devising an explicit plan - what and when - can help you get things done. The actions and order in your plan will reflect your priorities, either to reduce your home's CO2 emissions, maximise your home's energy resources, or minimise your energy costs.
This page will build up a list of options for you to consider. Here is a start • Purchasing green power - instantly eliminate emissions and support renewable energy • Rooftop solar PV, and now coupled with a battery - provides excellent savings on energy, is supported by a mature industry, with a few checks to make sure you have a reliable installer and details in your solar/battery design to make sure you get a good result. • Investigate heat humps for space heating (reverse cycle air conditioners) and hot water (see offer below) • Consider simple home energy efficiency actions - window shading, door/window seals, ceiling/wall/floor insultation, double glazing. • The EV revolution is happening - we just don't get a wider range of (cheaper) models because government subsidies petrol/diesel and has no fuel standards. So if you can afford it look electric, if you cannot just yet wait one or two years.
Home energy efficiency The first thing is to use energy more wisely (so called negaWatts), making you more comfortable and saving you money. The opportunities range from cheap and simple (door draft excluders) through more complicated and expensive. ECAM will be expanding information and resources as well as various opportunities for Home Energy Efficiency advice and training through our partnership with the Yarra Valley Community Power Hub Heat pump hot water bulkbuy ECAM and the CPH are still offering the CO2 heat pump hot water bulk buy. After space heating, hot water heating is one of the greatest contributors to the overall energy usage of a household. Heating water with electric elements or gas burners is an energy inefficient and hence costly process. Like reverse cycle air conditioning for space heating, heat pump hot water heating is an energy efficient, and so cheaper, way of heating water for your home.
With government rebates available, households now have an opportunity to purchase an energy efficient hot water system at an upfront price that’s competitive with traditional systems. That means you’ll have low upfront costs, and immediate cost savings.
Find out more about the Reclaim Energy, their Heat Pump Systems and more at our bulk buy online launch videos available on the YV CPH youtube channel