How Tim slashed his heating bills by 70% in one winter

Ever wondered what it’s like in practice to heat your home with a reverse cycle air con? Moreland Energy Foundation’s energy assessor and all-electric home advocate, Tim Forcey installed two split system reverse cycle aircons, in his 100 year old Melbourne home in November 2014. We spoke to Tim to get his perspective. Why did … Read more

NEW Heating Buyer’s Guide

It can be hard figuring out which heating to get. With so many options for heating it can be hard to navigate and choose a system that will best meet your needs. Our NEW heating buyer’s guide is here to help! It’ll help you choose a system that is affordable, environmentally-friendly AND effective. Read the guide now

How to choose the right insulation for your home

Do you know the benefits of having a well insulated home? Insulation makes homes cosier in winter and cooler in summer. It also reduces condensation inside your home, as well as reducing noise pollution from outside, such as traffic or noisy neighbours! Sounds great right? Despite this, most homes in Australia don’t have sufficient insulation. This … Read more

How to slash your hot water costs by up to 65%

Introducing hot water heat pumps Hot water heat pumps harvest the ambient heat in the air, to create energy-efficient hot water. Tried and tested for over 100 years, heat pumps are reliable systems that could slash your hot water costs between 45-65%, depending on if you’re replacing a gas or electric system. Modern heat pumps … Read more

5 surprising benefits of draught-proofing

Blocking draughts is one of the simplest ways you can keep your home cosy in winter. AND it’ll keep your heating bills down too. But did you know there are 5 other surprising benefits of draught proofing? 1. It’ll stop unwanted visitors from entering! Gaps and cracks allow for all sorts of critters like bugs, … Read more

Your simple DIY guide to draught-proofing

Dreading the cooler months ahead? Draught-proof your home to ensure it stays cosy and snug this winter. In this handy table, we’ve pinpointed the areas where cold air can seep in and provided simple tips on how you can seal them. These are jobs that you can do yourself, with products readily available at hardware … Read more

It’s our birthday!

Positive Charge, the delivery partner of the Our Energy Future initiative,  launched in February 2013 and we’ve evolved and grown a lot since then. Here’s a snapshot of our journey and achievements. We’re here to help! If you need help making your home more energy-efficient or are considering solar or battery, our website is jam-packed … Read more

Hail damage: Solar Panel Inspection Guide

There’s been some wild weather this summer, with serious damage inflicted on properties across the country. Solar panels are designed to withstand weather, including hail and thunderstorms. However, just like your car windscreen can sometimes get damaged by extreme hail the same can happen to your panels. Poor quality solar panels are particularly susceptible to … Read more