Leon Jacobs

About Me
Home Energy Solutions

Hi! I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to my blog. My name is Tony and I live near Alice Springs, Australia with my wife, our two kids and a dog called Bobby. We decided to make the move out of the big city to the Outback 2 years ago. In that time, we have had to learn an awful lot. One of the biggest learning experiences has resulted from my attempts to generate enough energy to power the lights and appliances in our home. Because we live in a very remote place, I have had to use alternative energy sources to power my home. I really didn't have a clue, but my neighbours really helped me out when I decided to install new cables and solar panels on my home. I hope you enjoy my blog.


Factors To Consider When Choosing Solar Panels

26 August 2020
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Solar panels are more accessible to Aussie consumers because of the affordability of solar systems. About 2 million Australian homes have solar systems. South Australia, Western Australia, and Queensland have the highest percentages of homes that are powered by solar systems. If you want to join the number of households with solar power, here are some of the considerations you need to make when buying solar panels. Amount of Energy That Will Power Your House Read More …

Solar Power System Installation Guide

14 March 2020
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Solar power is one of the most popular renewable energy sources. Compared to other forms of renewable energy, solar power is cheap and easy to install. In the excerpt below, you will learn the various considerations you should make when installing a solar power system.  Accessories You will require the following:  1. Solar Panel The solar panel is a glass-like structure that houses photovoltaic cells that convert light into electricity. Here are some tips to help you choose a suitable solar panel for your home: Read More …

Too Hot To Handle: Reducing The Energy Consumption Of Your Home’s Hot Water Systems

27 January 2018
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Australia is hardly a country where heat is in short supply, so it may surprise you to learn that a full fifth of the energy an average Australian home produces is used by it's hot water system. As such, individuals, couples and families that are seeking to significantly reduce the amount of energy their home consumes should make increasing the efficiency of their hot water systems a top priority. The most effective way to do this is to call in a free home energy audit service. Read More …

Top ways to save cash on hot water for your frugal family’s rental home

31 July 2017
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Choosing the size, type or efficiency of your hot water system usually isn't an option as a renter. What you can control, however, is how you and your frugal family use hot water in your rental home. Check that thermostat One of the quickest and easiest ways to save money on your hot water heating bill is to lower the thermostat. It's best to call on the professionals to adjust the temperature in your hot water system; speak to your landlord and request this service to save yourself the cost of a call-out fee! Read More …