Up On The Roof

The past few days have been a bit on the chilly side. If you've actually turned on your heater, I don't want to know because I may cry. In the actual designated months of winter, use heating sparingly if you absolutely must, but remember that Australian's are currently creating on average about 3.5 times as much carbon per year than we should and we're right at the top of the list of worst offenders when it comes to excessive carbon induced climate change. We're not just hurtling towards extreme effects of climate change - they've long since begun. If you're not on solar power or using 100% renewable energy, you especially need to make some sacrifices and efforts to reduce your impact.

Wintry weather is all about getting snuggly. Before you use heating, layer yourself up and feel cosy in the knowledge that you're not pushing your carbon footprint further and further away from one-planet living.

If your home resembles the Sahara Desert in summer  or if you've been moonlighting as an Eskimo in the winter months, your insulation is most likely in need of a top up or altogether nonexistent.  Roof insulation is one of the easiest ways to reduce heat lost in your home and save energy. It helps to keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It's all about conduction and convection and all that sciency stuff.

Now for the grouse part. Yes I said grouse. The Australian Government is offering rebates for roof insulation up to the value of $1600 so now is the perfect time to get your house sorted in time for summer.

Most homes do not cost this much to insulate, so in effect you could be looking at free insulation.

Visit the Free Insulation website now (do it!) for more information!

Don't forget to look into eco-friendly insulation such as that produced by 'Greenstuf' - found on the link above. There are heaps of Green insulation companies out there.

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