Does Your Home Leak Like A Sieve?

So, your home is insulatedSieve with white plastic rim and handle, on wooden surface but is still cold in winter and hot in summer, especially when it’s windy?

It could be that your home is leaky.

A home that leaks like a sieve can be fine – in the right place (like the tropics, where air movement is welcome).

But if you live where winters are cold Continue reading

Heating And Cooling Your Home And Office : 2 Top Improvement Tips

Your energy bills are pretty muchElectricity bill - comparison with neighbours the same throughout the year, aren’t they? Your bills never go up when it’s winter (or summer) because you live in a super energy-efficient home.

What?

You don’t live in a home that requires virtually no added heating or cooling to keep you comfortable? Continue reading

Solstice = time for a home energy efficiency check-up

It’s the middle of winter where I live in the southern Electricity consumption neighbourhood comparisonhemisphere.

We’ve just past the winter solstice and today I’ve been to a funeral.

Appropriately, the weather has been cold, gloomy and raining.  Continue reading

Season Change = Time To Check Your Home For Gaps

Where I live it’s starting to get cold.  And windy.Autumn street colour - Chinese pistachios with gum tree - April 2013

Maybe for you it’s starting to get hot.

Either way, unless your home is well sealed, if you live in a temperate region it could get pretty uncomfortable (or expensive!) pretty soon.  Continue reading

Time To Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Is your energy consumption eating you up?Rising costs graphic

Does the sight of an energy bill shock you and fill you with dread?

Are really worried about what climate change will mean for your children and grandchildren? Continue reading