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Solar panel rebate still kicking

Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Can I get a rebate on my solar panels?

Right now, yes. In the near future, probably not. If you have solar panels on the mind, the time is ripe to get a quote and think about pushing ahead with installation. The government is talking of quashing the Renewal Energy Target (RET) which in turn will mean we can start waving goodbye to any rebates on solar panels.

The government doesn’t actually call this incentive a solar panel rebate, just to be clear. They call it the Small-scale Technology Certificate (STC) Program but it will be gone before the end of the year if the government has their way.

This program was designed to reduce the upfront cost of purchasing and installing solar panels on your home or property. Anyone can claim, on the proviso the system is smaller than 100kW, Australian approved panels and inverters are used and the system is installed by a Clean Energy Council accredited professional, such as Gas Works.

So the message is, if you are interested in installing solar power get into Gas Works today! We will help you determine how much you can save on the price of a solar system.

Don’t forget that when you install solar you don’t just save money on your own power bill. If you don’t use all of the power you can feed it back into the grid and receive a credit on your account. This is called a Feed in Tariff (FiT) and for systems ordered after 30 September 2013 you will receive 7.6c per kilowatt of power exported to the grid. Although with the abolition of the carbon tax this will reduce to 6.0c per kilowatt, it is still a handy bonus for many households though.

Check out our solar panel, kit and inverter options and get in contact with your local Gas Works today and do your bit for the environment while the government is still helping to reduce the cost.

How efficient are gas heaters [VIDEO]

Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sure you would love a Gas Log fire, but you want to know how efficient they are and what works best...

Check out this episode of Gas Works Better Living.

Gas heating is a reliable and efficient way to heat your home.

It is a more affordable energy source, compared to electricity, and it is more environmentally friendly as it produces less carbon. Plus, some gas heaters have close to 6 star efficiency ratings, which means you can be sure you are saving money as well as the environment when heating your home.

There are three types of gas heating you can investigate;

To find the most efficient gas heating solution, compare the input kilowatt rating on each of your options. The energy rating will help you with that, the numbers on the sticker show the energy consumption. 

If you liked this video you might be interested in learning more about ducted gas heating or energy ratings.

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