Improving your home’s energy efficiency can increase comfort and lower energy bills
In Healesville, many houses and commercial buildings were poorly constructed when energy costs were relatively low and building regulations did not require a 6-star energy efficiency rating. It is often possible to retrofit an existing building to improve energy efficiency without spending a lot of money. This is even more important where access to solar exposure is limited (not enough roof or too many shade trees). It makes good sense to reduce the energy use of a building before a solar system is installed. Fewer solar panels will be needed for energy/cost savings when a building is energy efficient. For low-income residents in Healesville, it is particularly important to reduce the cost of energy and to make living conditions more comfortable.
We offer two services:
Registered Professional Assessor (Paid Service)
For a fee, A QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED ENERGY ASSESSOR will visit your home to give global and detailed advice about ways to make your home more comfortable in summer and winter, reducing both your electricity bills and your carbon footprint at the same time.
The fee for this service depends on the size of your house and ranges from $380 for a 2 BR house, $420 for a 3 BR house, or $485 for a 4+ BR house (all prices GST inclusive).
Professional Home Energy Efficiency Assessor Lucinda Flynn will contact you within 48 hours to discuss your situation, to confirm the fee and to make a booking.
Your Assessor: Lucinda Flynn. See this link for more information.
Trained Community Volunteer (Free Service)
WOULD YOU PREFER A FREE SERVICE that is less comprehensive but also very helpful in creating an energy efficient home for increased all year comfort? Our team of trained volunteers can visit your home, and check key factors that contribute to energy efficiency, including ceiling, wall and floor insulation, draughts, windows, lighting, heating, cooling, and hot water. The home advisors will also look at energy bills to see if recommendations can be made to lower these bills.
Our Volunteer Advisors work in pairs, and will discuss your situation and provide you advice on the basis of your needs and their assessment of the energy efficiency of your home. After the visit a written report will be provided to you with suggestions re the actions you can take.
Register for one of our trained Volunteer Home Energy Efficiency Advisors to provide a free visit and a free report.
Energy saving. Sounds boring – until you get the electricity bill!
Although most people want to use less electricity (and pay less!), it can be hard to know where to start. Electricity is just another tool that we all use every day to help us do things. But because we’ve all had it since before we can remember, most of us probably feel like we’ve never been given an instruction manual or any diagrams to help us understand when we use it, how, or why.
Saving energy at home is a great way to save money and take action on the climate emergency.
Australian households generate about one fifth of Australia’s carbon emissions, which are causing rapid climate change. Many households are also struggling to pay their power bills. There’s so much we can do to use less energy in our homes and reduce our power bills!