Are fans a useful method of cooling the home?
Yes. Sometimes, a fan is all you need for some welcome cooling air. Other times, you can use it along with your air conditioner to help circulate the conditioned air. This lets you set the thermostat to less extreme temperatures.
What rebates are available for heating and cooling in Victoria?
The Victorian Government will provide 250,000 rebates to help households install energy-efficient reverse-cycle air conditioners to replace their old gas, electric and wood-fire heater or where there is no heating system. Under the program, ...
As a renter, how can I draught-proof my home?
» Blocking gaps and cracks around windows, doors, skirting boards and floorboards is usually the most cost-effective measure you can take to make your home more comfortable and can reduce heat loss by 15-25%. » It is best to seek landlord approval ...
Should I buy cooling only or heating and cooling?
Reverse cycle (heating + cooling) systems cost about the same as cooling-only ones, so there’s no reason to bypass that added capability. Even if your winters aren’t that chilly, our homes are particularly prone to heat-sucking drafts and leaks. ...
How can I claim my working from home electricity expenses on my tax return?
For the 2019–20 income year, there are three ways of calculating home office expenses depending on your circumstances as tax deductible expenses on your tax return. The methods are the: • Shortcut method (80 cents) – only available 1 March to 30 June ...
What is the difference between a Scorecard Assessment and a Home Energy Assessment??
The Scorecard assessment looks at the main drivers of high energy bills: the building itself and fixed features like water heating and space heating. The resulting star rating is independent of household habits and can be used as a method of direct ...