I've just finished having my house's light bulbs changed over to energy efficient lighting for.. FREE! Yes, free!
Through the assistance of State and Federal government schemes a carbon reducing company called Green Home Green Planet are on a mission to change as many light bulbs as possible. They've changed some 400,000 energy efficient light bulbs for their customers free of charge. I found out about this wonderful scheme due to pure coincidence when a representative came to my door. At first I thought he was selling something, so if you happen to have a representative come past your house, don't turn them away!
The benefits of this program include;
- A reduction in your electricity bill
- A reduction in carbon emissions
- Making a positive contribution to slowing climate change
- Reducing peak demand for electricity companies, therefore reducing the need for costly network investment (which appears as additional cost on your bill)
- Significantly reduce or eliminate fire risk from overheating quartz halogen down lights
- Lower running temperatures mean less need for air conditioning
They're also offering free home energy assessments and have a wide range of products to help create a more energy efficient home or business.