Friday, March 4, 2016

Get The Power To Switch Electricity Plans The Smart Way

BEWARE Electricity Plan Minefield!
Australia is in the middle of an electricity plan minefield! Where Aussie householders do not necessarily have all the knowledge, to be in a position to make the best choice for low electricity costs.

Commonly an electricity retailer makes you offers down the phone, which are not always bursting with clarity, but more with the pressure of:

Switch Now! We Can Help You!

Well we say switching electricity plans this way is fraught with DANGER! Simply put there are far to many 'electricity plan mines' out there, waiting for you to easily tread upon!

So let us explain a few of them, so you can walk safely:

  • The electricity retailer may be marking up the distribution network price, before offering you a discount! So 25% off one retailers offer may not equal 25% off another's
  • It may NOT be 100% clear to you the electricity retailer is going to switch your tariff type. You may be on a tiered rate, then unknowingly get switched to a TOU [Time Of Use] tariff. This will for 100% sure change your costs based on usage
  • Is there going to be higher daily service fees? This does not make much of a difference at the end of the day, unless you have a power bill for only a few hundred dollars
  • Will you get stung for any ETC's [Early Termination Charges] from your current electricity retailer? You new electricity retailer may be willing to pay you the cost of this fee
  • Agreeing to a market electricity plan offer for two years compared to a standard electricity plan offer, can often come with a bonus payment. For example $100 credit or a $50 voucher

Besides all of the above being very important 'Need To Know' facts when switching electricity retailer, one fact is SIMPLY MISSING! This is:

What Electricity Tariff Is Best Suited To Your Home?

And what we really mean by this is:

What Electricity Tariff Is Going To SAVE YOU THE MOST!

Of course when based on changes to your household's future usage. Once you know the BEST TYPE of electricity tariff to suit, then you can go about and get the BEST DISCOUNTS off your usage costs. Aim for 25% at least!

So firstly you need to know what types of electricity tariff are available in Australia. Currently there are three types of electricity tariff:

  • Flat rate where you are charged the same for each kWh ie 25 cents
  • Tiered / block rate where you are charged different amounts depending on your ongoing usage 1st 1000 kWh @ 24 cents, 2nd 750 kWh @ 25 cents 3rd 30 cents thereafter. Though often now this 3rd tier may cost less than the initial tier
  • And finally the famous Time Of Use tariff, where you are charged differently depending on when [time of day] you are using the power. This tariff has in the past famously been marketed as a way to reduce costs! Though plenty of research shows differently, we say beware young families and the elderly

So if you are not 100% familiar with the above electricity tariff types, you need to be! OK so once you understand the way each electricity tariff works, back to that question:

What Electricity Tariff Is Best Suited To Your Home?

A very hard question for you to still answer correctly! You could do one of three things:

  • Get out your electricity bills and start investigating costs and usage
  • CALL US on 02 8064 3992 so we can perform a ELECTRICITY METER & BILL ANALYSIS on your electricity bills.
  • Install a small electronic device in your powerbox and via an LCD Monitor in your home, easily display your usage and costs 24/7.

Now whilst we love helping clients with electricity bill analysis, we cannot help you with an future changes to your usage habits. 

So this is where the LCD Monitor comes into play when connected to a PC / MAC! A combination of the LCD Monitor's display and the FREE Software will mean:

  • NOTIFICATION 24/7 of electricity usage and costs in realtime
  • EDUCATE you on historical usage and costs, so as to make savings
  • IMPORTANTLY compare electricity tariff types to suit your home

It is this latter benefit that is going to tell you 100% for sure, the answer to that question:

What Electricity Tariff Is Going To SAVE YOU THE MOST!

You will be in a position to know if the TOU tariff is costing you 15% more than a flat rate tariff.

Finally an answer to that question! And this is what most Aussie householders 'want to know' in the first place, when they are looking to switch electricity retailers / plans!

The problem is most householders still DO NOT KNOW the answer!

So here you have it, a 100% solution that will let you know what electricity tariff is going to save your household the most, OFF YOUR ELECTRICITY COSTS!

What you are looking for is our:

Monitoring System #2 LCD Monitor #2

You simply enter the electricity retailer's tariff types and rates into the FREE Software! Then sit back and let the device do it's job, before checking in at the weekend for an update. EASY!

Check out our SYSTEM #2 MONITORING and get your LCD MONITOR #2 today!

Our goal is to help you tread carefully amongst this dangerous minefield of electricity retailer's offers. Please share this page with others.

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

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Go Aussie Home Energy For Solar Power Monitoring

Becoming a member of our Aussie Home Energy Monitoring team, on the best solar power and electricity consumption monitoring website, certainly has it's benefits.

PVOutput is the missing Energy Monitoring Dashboard for anyone whom:

  • Is thinking of installing solar power
  • Has solar power installed
  • Wants to know Total Consumption, Import & Export
  • Is looking to maximise ROI
  • Wants to monitor electrical circuits and appliances
  • Compare electricity tariffs
  • Needs email alert triggers

The list of features and benefits to getting your power data onto PVOutput is far to great to discuss here. 

Why not take a look at some of our clients HERE on PVOutput.

262 kW Is A Lot Of Power! Currently We Are No. 87 On The Team Ladder 

We check our team members constantly, thus if we see an error [ie your inverter is offline] expect an email. Of course you could set a email trigger for this same event yourself!

Here to help you get the monitoring you need, so call 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.

Missing Import Export For Current Cost Efergy Energyhive Monitoring?

This is a worldwide service offering from Aussie Home Energy to get your energy monitoring data onto PVOutput.

For us to help you, you need to have your Solar Power and Electricity data already online, via the following energy monitoring manufacturer's dashboards:

  • Current Cost
  • Efergy
  • Energhive

When you are connected via NET FIT metering, which is becoming the norm around the world, your energy monitoring dashboard if one of the above, is missing the important 'you need to know data'!

As currently you will be ONLY BE SEEING something like:

Consumption & Solar Generation - MISSING Import & Export!

This important missing data is of course the:

  • Import
  • Export

Nobody wants to find out they are exporting their solar investment at ONLY 6 cents per kW, which is becoming more common these days.

When you are NET FIT metered and we are talking about power you simply need to:


Did you know 1kW of panels exporting power [NSW] over 365 days @ 6 cents is only going to return?


You paid a lot of money for each kW of solar panels. So let us help you speed up the ROI!

Amazingly if you had used all of that same power to offset imported electricity costs, over the same time you could have saved:


What we are offering here is to get you the 'need to know data'! We will transfer the data from your current energy monitoring dashboard, onto PVOutput. We only ask you for a few details!

Once on PVOutput, you will be able to see your:

  • Import
  • Export
  • Consumption
  • Generation
  • Real electricity cost data

All data clearly displayed in tabular and graphical formats

SEE some of our clients on PVOutput HERE

Other great features of PVOutput are:

  • Support for all electricity tariffs
  • Email alert triggers
  • Mobile / Tablet apps
  • Analysis / Statistics

Having both your solar and consumption data on PVOutput, will allow you to truly manage your solar investment and finally reduce electricity costs. 

In a NET FIT environment you simply NEED TO KNOW when to use your solar power to offset costs!

To get your solar power and electricity data onto PVOutput simply:

CALL US on 02 8064 3992

This above logics applies 100% when your export rate is less than your import rate. In some cases you may be getting more for your export than your import, so the same does not apply.

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

Missing Consumption Data For Enphase SolarEdge SMA Webbox

Some Solar Power Inverters are great at getting the generated power online to a monitoring dashboard, where you can see all you need to see about generated power.

But if you are NET FIT metered, then you will be missing the most important data, your consumption data.

You may already have your solar power data online via either inverter manufacturers:

  • Enphase Enlighten
  • Solar Edge
  • SMA Webbox

To get your missing consumption data you need to get your data from your solar monitoring dashboard, onto PVOutput. Their help page HERE clearly shows you how to with the above inverter manufacturers. We can help you here if is to technical for you to get your solar data to PVOutput.

Now once your solar power is on PVOutput, we can get your up to now missing consumption data onto the same. Thus from hereon you will now be able to see:

  • Import
  • Export
  • Consumption
  • Generation

All data clearly displayed in tabular and graphical formats. Other features of PVOutput are:

  • Email alert triggers
  • Mobile / Tablet apps
  • Analysis / Statistics

Having both your solar and consumption data on PVOutput, will allow you to truly manage your solar investment and reduce electricity costs.

Once your solar data is on PVOutput CALL US on 02 8064 3992.

We will supply you with the needed missing consumption monitoring hardware. You will supply us with your PVOutput account details.

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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