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How to buy quality solar PV

April 10, 2018 — Alison Potter

Our guide to picking the right solar quote and knowing your rights in this sometimes shady market.

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Home energy-efficiency ratings

Feb. 28, 2018 — Alison Potter

Can a house's energy efficiency be measured accurately?

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Sizing your solar panel system

Feb. 19, 2018 — Chris Barnes

Figuring out the right size of solar PV system to suit your home's energy needs

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Reduce your energy bills with smart appliance choices

Jan. 2, 2018 — Ashley Iredale

Energy prices are increasing across the board, but smart appliance choices can help keep bill shock at bay.

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Community energy projects in Australia

Dec. 28, 2017 — Alison Potter

Solar farms are offering renters, unit dwellers and low-income households access to the solar boom.

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Home building company fined $380,000 for misleading the public

Dec. 1, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Aveling Homes senior management penalised for condoning the conduct.

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LED light bulbs – what we found

Nov. 20, 2017 — Chris Barnes

We share our findings from several years of testing LED light bulbs.

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Solar roof tiles – solar panel alternatives

Nov. 1, 2017 — Alison Potter

If your roof isn't suitable for solar panels, consider (more expensive) solar roof tiles.

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Solar battery installs surge amid rising electricity bills

Sept. 22, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Surprisingly, Tesla wasn't the most popular solar battery brand among Australians.

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Home energy management systems

Sept. 11, 2017 — Alison Potter

Get a grip on your electricity use with these monitoring tools.

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Nest home security review

Aug. 24, 2017 — Peter Zaluzny

The networked Nest cameras and smoke detector help you keep an eye on your home from anywhere in the world.

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Termites

Aug. 18, 2017 — Rebecca Ciaramidaro

How to recognise termites, reduce your risk of infestation and source a good pest controller.

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Five steps to house plans that won't blow your budget

Aug. 9, 2017 — Alison Potter

How to make sure your architect delivers design plans that you can afford to build.

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NSW solar owners still waiting for smart meters

May 12, 2017 — Alison Potter

Here's our advice for people who are out of pocket because retailers are dragging their feet changing their meters.

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