One of the most popular feel-good media stories this week was the Sydney family who installed one of Australia’s first Tesla Powerwalls (solar power storage battery).
After six months the Pfitzner family have cut their power bill by 90 per cent and they couldn’t be happier. “That’s 59 cents per day for electricity” father-of-two Nick Pfitzner said.
He also reconfirmed in various media interviews some key points that Energy Rating Systems (ERS) has been telling clients for the past six months.
- The ability to monitor power usage means the family has become smarter with their use of appliances (ERS has several options to remotely control and monitor its household systems)
- The family is still using all the same equipment as before but replaced a couple of household items that were getting past their use-by date, such as the kitchen oven (ERS offers a one-hour home consultation where we analyse your present power usage, identifying areas where efficiency can be improved, and recommending the best options going forward)
- Mr Pfitzner talked about a mild Sydney autumn contributing to his savings (Adelaide and South Australia have been named by experts as having the best climate to take advantage of the benefits of harnessing the sun’s power)
Mr Pfitzner went on to say that “any household could save money by making simple changes – smarter devices, better practices”. This mirrors the ERS message almost word for word.
The other major benefit of making the change to smarter use of power storage is the feeling of empowerment that decision gives a householder.
Again Mr Pfitzner summed up the feelings of many of our ERS clients: “I just look at the facts: I’m saving about 90 per cent on my power bills. I’m making my household greener than it was, through waste reduction and buying green power.”
ERS salutes Mr Pfitzner. Like him we know solar is the future. That’s why we’ve worked hard to secure long-term partnerships with major industry suppliers to ensure a range of the best and latest technology is available to you.
Contact ERS to discuss your requirements for the latest energy saving systems.
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