I have been delusional, it turns out that wearing slippers, singlets and layers of clothes has not really been enough. We are thankful that we spent the money to have gas installed to the house and upgraded our hot water system to a Rinnai Infinity26 Continuous Flow Hot Water System and we have a small gas heater in the lounge room from our old house. Without these the bill would have been much higher.
Now it’s time to get real – where is all the electricity been used? I think we have probably found one of the main culprits and it’s me to blame. I have been using an oil column heater in the bedroom and even in the kitchen at times. They were cheap heaters to buy but this has now come back to bite up. We do have ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning in the house but we thought it would be better not to use this, now I am not so sure, this will be something else I need to research.
· wear warm clothes
· seal gaps and draughts
· close doors to seal heat in rooms
Short term to do list;
· install curtain rod in lounge room so curtains can go up
· get prices for ducted gas heating
· get prices for flu gas heater
· look into secondary glazing