Electricity and the rising price of it. You can Save Electricity!
The rising price of


What a fantastic boon the advent of electricity has been for mankind; providing us with lighting, hot water, the ability to run an array of convenient appliances and gad jets, TV, computers and in more recent times an explosion in the use of heating systems and air-conditioning.

For many years the relatively low price of electricity has lead us to take its supply for granted, resulting in many of us not giving serious attention to the many ways of enjoying the benefits of electricity while minimizing the use of electricity (i.e. Eliminating areas of electricity wastage). A prime example is the recent penchant for installing air-conditioning in our homes, which has lead to a massive increase in the spike of electricity usage known as "PEAK DEMAND".

Electricity-PEAK DEMAND

occurs with the tremendous increase in electricity use, caused by the widespread turning on of air-conditioners, in periods of hot weather, whilst running our normal appliances. Because the infrastructure to deliver this increased amount of electricity has to be permanently in place, even when there may be only days or weeks when we use it, we have to pay for the enormous cost of this infrastructure, so as to avoid blackouts.
NOTE: We don't get blackouts when we turn on the tv or a computer, but we do when we turn on the air-con.

The use of air-conditioning has skyrocketed in recently years as the cost of split system air-conditioning units plummeted to about $1500. Between 2006 and 2011 the number of Australian households with air-conditioners jumped from 4.6 million to 6.3 million (that's an increase of 37% in 5 years). Every time in Australia installs a $1500 air-conditioning system, it costs $7000 to upgrade the electricity network to make sure there's enough capacity to run that system on the hottest summer day. That's a staggering 14.9 Billion dollars of capacity, which we use for just a few days each year.

So it's patently obvious that the only way to reduce electricity prices is to drive down that peak demand, so that we don't have to spend some of those billions on infrastructure. To achieve this we all need to take a serious look at the most cost effective ways to upgrade the thermal efficiency of our homes, otherwise, double digit price rises in electricity will become the norm and this looming economic and environmental crisis, which is unsustainable, will go from bad to worse.

Saving Electricity

Question: Why Do we need to turn the air conditioning on so often and for so long? Answer: Because our homes are very poor at keeping the heat out in summer and in in winter. i.e. There thermal performance is very poor.

Question: How can we economically upgrade the thermal efficiency of our homes to the highest achievable standard?
Answer: By upgrading The Thermal Efficiency of our homes we can, not only save up to 80% on our heating and cooling costs, but can also drive down peak demand and negate the need for unnecessary and costly upgrades in infrastructure so as to avert further double digit price rises in electricity (and of course significantly reduce green house gas emissions).

We at Thermal Living, are here to show you how you can upgrade the Thermal Efficiency of your home and, - Enjoy natural healthy year round comfort - Save a small fortune on heating and cooling bills - Significantly reduce your carbon footprint and move to a sustainable way of living.
Take Advantage of our FREE HOME THERMAL EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT using the advanced technology of the Thermal Infra RED Camera.

Currently 6.3 per cent of the electricity consumed in NSW is generated by renewable energy, and the NSW State Plan target is to increase this to 10 per cent by 2010 and 15 per cent by 2020.
Get your insulation checked! Australia has and is currently subject to major electricity price increases.

It's been forecast ELECTRICITY power prices will again rise 25%.
Households are responsible for one third of NSW's electricity use. Save Electricity:

The electricity industry is changing.
At least 50% of customers have the
option to purchase renewable electricity directly from their power supplier,
and all customers have the option of purchasing renewable energy certificates. Such power is sometimes referred to as "green power" or "clean power."

For the Best WAYS to slash your Power Bills see:
The 7 Smart Ways to Save.
"The 7 Smart Ways to Save".

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