Save power and money
solar might seem a bit extreme with costs of up to $ 4000 to make the change over.
But the ClimateSmart Home Service is still available to residents and it can help you save u p t o $ 3 2 5 o n y o u r annual power bill.
The Home Service costs $ 50 and for that an electrician will come to your home and install a device, called a wireless power monitor, up to 15 p o w e r - s a v i n g l i g h t globes where suitable and a water and energy efficient shower head.
The service takes less than an hour and you can book an appointment at a time that suits you.
Queensland premier Anna Bligh has said if we do not start to control g r e e n h o u s e g a s
I p e t o f i nf o r mation I learned was that even when we were not home, we were spending 15 cents an hour every day.
So over a week, or 168 hours we were spending $ 25.20 for no good reason.
One Townsville senior citizen I spoke to rec e nt l y c o nvert e d hi s h o u s e w i t h 1 6 photovoltaic solar panels which now power his entire house.
He said the installation was $ 17,000 but after incentives and government rebates it actually cost around $ 12,000.
H e e s t i m a t e d t h e installation would have paid for itself within five to seven years.
So, instead of having a $ 500 quarterly electricity bill, the cost is now negligible.