Lee’s place Glen Waverley

Energy Freedom Story – Lee from Glen Waverley. Each Energy Freedom newsletter features a new Energy Freedom story. This time we look at a real work in progress, with several of the 9 steps in total done and several to be completed – thankyou to Lee and family at Glen Waverley, Victoria. ‘We are a family of 4 and having recently moved into a property in Glen Waverly we were looking at the quickest and most effective things we could do to reduce emissions and save money.   LED’s Switching every bulb to LED seemed like the obvious first thing to do first. We had 30 + bulbs consuming an average of 60 watts which were reduced to 10 watts by fitting LEDs. This was a good start with an 80% reduction in energy consumption. We also put new insulation in the roof which helped to keep a bit more heat in the house during winter and a little cooler in the summer. SOLAR Next up was installing 3KW of solar panels on the roof.  Given our roof layout, budget and energy requirements this looked like the best option. We went with Enphase microinverters to ensure maximum efficiency of the panels. The whole system was installed painlessly in a couple of days. A month before the installation we had joined Powershop so we had already been able to accurately track, with their app, exactly how much energy we had been using. We could see exactly when we were using electricity and work out where. The day after the solar went in the drop was huge, on an average day it was 60%...

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