It’s pretty much mid-winter here. The weather is cold and wet outside. Inside I’ve got the fire going and am trying to dry the washing I did last night because I have to pack for our Queensland holiday. That’s right, we’re off to the Gold Coast on Sunday to have a holiday. Now that I’ve finished work, I am very excited and am trying to figure out what to pack.
I’ve just had a person round from a solar panel place to talk to me about getting solar panels on my house so I can contribute electricity back to the grid. Luckily I got in early enough before the government stopped the $8000 rebate. I’ll end up paying some money over this rebate but it will be totally worth it to get paid for electricity rather than having to fork out money for the privilege.
The cute salesman was very impressed that my electricity usage is quite low – about 4.5kWh consumption on average. He said that some people he sees consume about 22kWh which must mean they have everything electrical on in their house all the time. I’m so conscious that I even turn the microwave off at the powerpoint when I’m not using it. Same for the stereo, and the TV goes off at the TV rather than being left on standby. I don’t use the air conditioner until I absolutely have to and I have a habit of turning off lights in rooms that aren’t being used which is quite dangerous when you have a black dog that lies in high traffic places.
Enough about me, my holiday, and my electricity frugality. I have a giveaway of ‘green’ cleaning products and some yummy chocolate. You’ve got a week and a bit to enter this one by leaving a comment.
As I’m away for just over a week my blogging might be a bit light on during this time as I tune out of the internet and go analogue.
M & B says
I left my run too late on the government rebate on solar panels 🙁 but hope they meay decided to rebate it again… Glad you got in beforehand.
Have a fabulous holiday. Look forward to hearing all about it 🙂
Good on you for the solar panels!
Here in Victoria the govt has made it that you only get a credit on your electricity (that only lasts 6months) rather than get paid for pouring power back into the grid, so little incentive.
I know you are already on your holiday, but I truly hope you have a great time!!
Hope you are enjoying yourselves and that the sun is shining …always so you get good value out of the solar panels too.
Hope you are having a wonderful time and the weather is warmer for you there.
Hope Qld is treating you kind and you are getting just a bit of warmth. I will shout out at you “down the road” so to speak……