Monday, September 12, 2016

Choose $85 Or $425 For Your Solar Power

Why is it important to be in a position to easily see your imported and exported power? 

Well nobody wants to export their Solar PV investment! 

Without feedback as to what is happening with your solar generated power, you will simply know very little. 

Currently in NSW net metering means, exported power is worth little. For example 4 to 6 cents per kWh! And after recent rises in July 2016 you could be paying 30 cents or more, for your imported power.

At only 6 cents per kWh exported, each kWh of your solar power, exported over the year is only going to give you a small financial return of $85! 

Now with some feedback and a little action under the roof, you could see that that same 1 kWh of power, suddenly be worth $425 when used to offset imported power costs [based on 30 cents per kWh]!

So can you now see why you need INSTANT ENERGY MONITORING feedback?

We hope so, as you really do need to know what your:

  • Consuming
  • Generating
  • Importing
  • Exporting

Learn how to remove the guesswork today and start making educated decisions on your solar power investment. Talk to us on 0431 826 674.

This blog post brought to you by Aussie Home Energy, a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY SAVING SERVICE industry in Australia.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Getting Ready For The End Of The NSW Solar Bonus Scheme

No doubt you are aware the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme ends on the 31st December 2016. 

All NSW households receiving 60 / 20 cents for all power [Gross FIT] sent back to the grid, will need to act. You will have received notification of this fact via letter earlier in the year, from the Government.

Back in April we wrote a post explaining it would be in your favour, to look into any required meter / tariff changes, before the rush. 

We have just checked out the Department Of Industry Resources & Energy's website and found this very helpful page HERE. Detailing everything about what you need to know and do. Importantly as we said preferably before the event.

Remember as is common with Government Schemes bottlenecks can occur. It will pay you to be aware of your options. There could be shortages of meters or installers. 

Once you have you new electronic meter installed, we would further advise you to call us, so we can help you keep your eye on your import / export power. As the power on your roof will now be worth little to send back to the grid.

This blog post brought to you by Aussie Home Energy, a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY SAVING SERVICE industry in Australia.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Aussie Electricity Prices Now Above 50 Cents Per kWh

OUCH! Being on a Time Of Use tariff could be costly, if you are not managing the electricity tariff correctly. 

After all was that not one of the main reasons the electricity retailers sold you the idea of the TOU tariff in the first place, some years ago! So you could manage your tariff and hopefully reduce electricity costs for your family?

Prices on the 1st July 2016 have just gone past the 50 cents per kWh mark, for those times of day when you need the power to cook, heat / cool, or simply feed your family.

The question is this. Is the TOU tariff saving you or costing you more than a comparable flat or tiered rate tariff, when based on your home's usage pattern.

There are three easy ways you can find this out:

1. Get the calculator and the power bills out and do some simple maths
2. Install an electricity monitor with tariff comparison software
3. Send four of your electricity bills to us for analysis

Simple solutions for finding out the best tariff suited to your home's electricity usage patterns, are only a call away. Call now for help.....

02 8064 3992

This blog post brought to you by Aussie Home Energy, a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY SAVING SERVICE industry in Australia.

Switching 10A Appliances On Off The Smart Way

If you are not aware of the ability to switch on off appliances within the home on auto pilot, here is an update. 

For sometime now Smart 10A switched socket outlets have been available from many hardware stores in Australia. 

A Smart 10A switched socket outlet is a device that plugs into any 10A socket in the home. You are then able to control the appliance plugged into this Smart device remotely, often via a mobile application or web browser.

This means you can do such things as:

  • Turn a heater on before arriving home
  • Control your pool pump
  • Turn on / off lights within the home
  • Use excess power from your Solar PV

In fact the uses for these Smart 10A socket switched outlets is endless. So let us throw in a few more possibilities. What if you could control [toggle on /off] your appliances based on such criteria as:

  • Time of day
  • Light / dark hours
  • Weather
  • By sending a SMS
  • By sending an email
  • Activate via motion in the room
  • Timer 
  • kWh usage

Not forgetting, you can also log the power usage of the appliance in question. 

The list of possibilities is growing as the wealth of knowledge on the internet connects together. It is this connecting of information that is allowing such simple devices to grow into far more, than they were initially designed for.

So why not think what you CANNOT control in the home but wish to and see if a Smart 10A Switched Outlet can help you to overcome that problem.

We would love to hear what you end up doing, with your Smart 10A Switched Outlet. 

One such device we are working with is the Belkin WeMo.

This blog post brought to you by Aussie Home Energy, a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY SAVING SERVICE industry in Australia.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Electricity Bill Analysis Service Australia Wide

Have you been wondering what the hell is going on with your electricity bills recently? Your not alone if this is the case! 

There are many Aussie householders like yourself, battling headon rising electricity costs, whilst at the sametime trying to fathom some very very confusing, sometimes incorrect electricity bills!

We have been analysing electricity bills for some years now and have seen all kinds of errors, appear in the Australian Electricity Billing System. In some cases it makes you wonder how some of the electricity retailer's Billing Managers, manage to keep their positions! 

Simple graphical and mathematical errors are easy to find, in some electricity  retailer's bills! Take a look at some on our ELECTRICITY BILLING ERRORS page.

If you are the point where enough is enough and you are not gaining any headway in working out what is going on, then let us help you.

We will take a look at your electricity meter/s and four of your most recent electricity bills and really tell you what is going on. Our ELECTRICITY METERING & BILLING SERVICE has been operational for over a few years now and we have helped so many of our clients to understand and save.

We even created our own Electricity Bill Busting Software to check the bills for you!

A great bonus for many of our clients, is we will let you know if there is a better electricity deal on offer. You may not be on the best tariff type for example. It is not just a case of getting the best deal! A deal though in some cases, that could save you hundreds of dollars off your annual electricity costs.

So why not contact us today for immediate help?

This blog post brought to you by Aussie Home Energy, a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY SAVING SERVICE industry in Australia.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Why Not Send Solar Export To Appliances On AutoPilot?

When you are NET metered your solar power if not used by your appliances, is simply exported back to the grid. And in some cases for little financial return ie four to six cents!

Now whilst you can turn appliances on / off to use this power off the roof instead of exporting, in some cases it is simply to hard.

To hard due to you being at work or you do not have the time whilst at home for such a task. So what about if you could get this to happen on autopilot?

What we mean here is you direct the excess power ie exported power to a switched outlet in your home. Now this switched outlet could be connected to a long list of appliances such as:

  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Portable air conditioner
  • Electric heater
  • Heated towel rail
  • Storage heater
  • Air to air heat source pump
  • Small immersion heater
  • Electric slow cooker
  • Water pump
  • Charging electronics / 12 volt car batteries
  • Charging a golf buggy
  • Charging an electric car
  • Hot tub
  • Pool pump cleaner
  • Pool heater

Each 10A switched outlet is limited to a maximum power rating of 2400W. Meaning that is 2.4kW of export being used smartly. Importantly maximising your solar power investment's financial return.

Now if your exporting 10kW a day, that is only 60 cents return @ 6 cent per kW. Though powering your appliances via the 10A switched outlet, that same power has just saved you $2.20 off imported power costs [based on 22 cents per kWh]

As you can see that is a SMART POWER SAVING idea! Now if that was the case for only half of the year, it compares to:

  • An export return of $109
  • Or an import offset return of $400!  

So how can we help you if your interested in such an idea? Well first you need to email us your contact details, where we will fill you in on the progress of this exciting smart power saving idea! 

This blog post brought to you by Aussie Home Energy a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY SAVING SERVICE industry in Australia.

Are You Being Screwed By Your Electricity Retailer?

This is an interesting question which unfortunately Aussie householders cannot answer. Simply due to them not having a clue about their current electricity billing, due to not spending anytime looking at their electricity bills! 

It seems 'Paid and filed' is the norm and then to await the next electricity bill.

Great for us, as it keeps us busy with our ELECTRICITY METER & BILLING ANALYSIS SERVICE

Though the question still arises. We would have to say for you to know if your not being screwed, you would have to know:

  • If you are on a tariff suited to your usage patterns, ie Time Of Use V Flat rate or tiered rate
  • If your tariff cost is the best you can get, with or without any discounts

Now what electricity retailers will not do is call you! To offer you a better deal. It is up to you to ask for a better deal or do some homework on other retailers offers.

Sometimes simply a phone call to the electricity retailer will result in a 20% discount or more off usage charges. 

You importantly need to makesure the initial cost of the price per kWh is not being marked up first though, as this does occur! A little bit of Bad Faith we would have to say....

Now whilst some of you may think 20% is not a lot, it can be. A large home in Sydney recently analysed, could have:

SAVED $4800 Off electricity bills over six months

Simply if they had had a 20% discount applied! In fact there was no discount at all being offered and this is by one of the big four electricity retailers. Bad Faith again we would have to say, when this home was spending considerable funds on their electricity costs for their home.

So what do you need to do is homework! Or call us to analyse your electricity bills for you and get you a better deal.

Visit our ELECTRICITY METER & BILLING ANALYSIS SERVICE page for all the information.

Now whilst the electricity retailer is not obviously trying to screw you, they could be offering you better deals on autopilot a bit similar to what some of the mobile phone carriers do. 

We know for sure the electricity retailer's Client Loyalty Officer is often away from his desk! But what about that Client Retention Office whom hounds the hell out of you, when you mention you are looking for a switch for a better deal. Funny that!

This blog post brought to you by Aussie Home Energy, a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY SAVING SERVICE industry in Australia.
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