Aug 10
This is a thermal image of a ceiling as you can see the rectangle of pinky/blue colour is much cooler than the rest of the roof. This is where insulation has been installed.

This is a thermal image of a ceiling as you can see the rectangle of pinky/blue colour is much cooler than the rest of the roof. This is where insulation has been installed.

It has never been so simple and easy, ANSA can now install your ceiling insulation and in most cases we can do it for FREE. The government rebate for domestic ceiling insulation is now in affect and ANSA can provide quality Australian certified insulation that can save you hundreds of dollars a year in your heating and cooling costs.

The federal government has issued a $1,600 grant that in most cases can quite easily cover a 100m2 home without the need to outlay any initial costs.

Are you eligible?

Are you a homeowner, landlord or tenant?
Are you over 18?
Are you an Australian Citizen?
Do you have permission from the owner of the property?
Are you installing new insulation (not replacing old insulation)
If you answered YES to all these question then contact ANSA NOW!
For more information on government guidelines for homeowners click here for landlords/tenants click here.

Call us NOW to book in 1800 My ANSA.

Jul 27
Heat Pump Cross Section

Heat Pump Cross Section

Over 30% of your houslehold electricity in most cases can be attributed to your hot water system. This can cost you as much as $700 per year, imagine if you could save that money

and spend it on something else. Apricus has developed a new solar technology that is the most efficient solar hot water unit so far. Using an evacuated tube system Apricus hot water systems passively track the sun throughout the day gaining more and more energy.

Flat panel system are only working at full capacity for a small fragment of the day, while the sun is directly overhead. Due the the evacuated tube system the Apricus unit is running at a hig efficiency rate for much longer period of the day.

The federal government grant plus the local government grant plus the RECs can mean that you can get this fantastic new system installd for about the price of a bottom of the range electric unit, but act fast as the expiry date for these grants is closing in fast.

Contact ANSA Plumbing on 1800 My ANSA NOW! Before time runs out.

Jul 21

Government rebates saving you thousands to help make the world a better place to live.

Over three million homes are set to benefit from the Australian Governments’ $4 Billion Energy Efficient Homes package. You and your family could be one of the 3 million households eligible to apply for the Energy Efficient Homes Package.

What the government has on offer

The three offers under the Energy Efficient Homes Package are as follows:

1. Up to $1,600 for owner –occupiers to install ceiling insulation in their existing privately-owned principal place of residence, through the Homeowner Insulation Program.

OR

2. A $1,600 rebate for owner-occupiers, landlords or tenants to replace their existing electric storage hot water system with an eligible solar or heat pump hot water system, through the Solar Hot Water Rebate.

3. Up to $1,000 for landlords or tenants to install ceiling insulation in private rental and other properties (including holiday homes), through the Low Emission Assistance Plan for Renters.

These technologies can significantly decrease the amount of energy used to heat your home and water. As much as 35% of the heat lost from a house can be attributed to not having ceiling insulated. Water heating contributes as much as 30% to your home electricity bill. With power price rises already in effect installing a solar hot water system could save you up to $700 a year.

This rebate can reduce the cost of a standard swap from an electric hot water system to an Energy Efficient System from $4,200 – $1,600 (Energy Efficient Homes Package) – $400 (State Rebate) = $2,200 for a brand new Heat pump swap, that is a saving of $2,000!

The $1,600 rebate is available for people who replace an existing electric hot water system with an eligible heat pump or solar system, purchased and installed between 3rd February 2009 and 30th June 2012. This is available to owner-occupiers, landlords and tenants. Tenants must obtain permission from the landlord before installing a new system.

The $1,600 Solar Hot Water Rebate is only available to people who have not already accessed support to install ceiling insulation through the Homeowner Insulation Program.

SAVE THE ENVIROMENT!

Call ANSA Plumbing NOW on 1800 My ANSA to organise a quote.

Jun 23

Queensland’s Green Future

As of the 1st of March 2006 the premier had banned the installation of electric hot water systems in new homes. The premier then proclamed in 2007 that he would impose a range of incentives and initiatives that would be introduced as a part of the ClimateSmart 2050 policy. Among many others, one of these initiatives was the complete phase out of the energy hungry electric hot water systems (hws).  The first phase begins at the begining of  January, 2010 where all houses within a gas reticulated areas are required to install a greenhouse efficient hws when their existing hws breaks or needs replacing. Electric hws will not be able to be purchased or installed for domestic use within the gas reticulated areas. The next stage which entails all other homes across the state must install an energy efficient hws when there current hws breaks or needs replacing this will occur at a date yet to be confirmed by the premier.

The government phase out of electric hws is simply because the average domestic hws accounts for up to 35% of a Queensland household energy bill. Swapping out the existing systems with a more energy efficient system will dramatically decrease the strain on our power plants (up to 300 megawatts per year), as the vast majority of QLDs power plant use coal this will greatly reduce our carbon emissions (up to 2.6 million tonnes a year).  This reduced demand is the equivalent of 328,000 homes, which is all the houses in Brisbane not using any energy for a year.

If you are worried about the cot of having to upgrade to energy efficient hws then never fear. The cost of these systems are declining every year as the demand increases so doe sthe ability of the companies to mass produce and compete with each other. There are also many rebates available for energy efficient hws including $300 from the “Department of Mines and Energy” for a hot water system of at least 5 stars, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), the federal Hot Water Rebate of $1,600, the Brisbane city council Solar Hot Water Rebate. Which can dramatically decrease the cost in some case over 60% off.

Mar 22

Heat Pump. One of the latest crazes in home hot water. Over the last year heat pumps have improved dramatically.

Heat pumps are now even quieter, more efficient and easier to install. Heat pump are a viable alternative (in most cases) to an electric hot water system. Heat Pumps are energy efficient, using much less power than a standard electric unit, so much less the government both federal and state provides rebate and RECs for their installation.

There has recently been a surge in the demand for energy efficient alternatives for everything as of late. This inturn has stoked the fire for many companies to create the best unit for the consumers needs. Reece has create a website to help you decide which unit will suit your needs best. Vist www.reece.com.au/hotwater.

If you have any questions regarding RECs please see our blog on RECs.

Mar 11

The the question most of you will be asking is. What is an REC?

Well A R.E.C or Renewable Energy Certificate is a new government idea for green energy. Basically a REC works kind of like a share in the stock market does. 1 REC representes 1 MWh(Mega Watt Hour) of renewable electricity displace by a solar hot water system or heat pump etc. The value of these RECs increase and decrease depending on the market and you can buy and sell them whenever you see fit. When you purchase an energy efficient hot water system you are assigned a certain amount of RECs depending on how efficient your system is. RECs are electronic certificates that are publicly available on an internet database (www.rec-registry.com). In the case of solar hot water systems they are rated for their electric displacement over a ten year period.

For an average solar hot water system should be assigned about  1 RECs = 1 MWh saving over ten years. So an average hot water will save about 33MWh  over ten year there fore 3300kWh (kilo watt hour) saving per year and 33 RECs. Every solar hot water model is listed induvidually within the  Federal Government Legislation.

RECs are only available to:

- Installations where they replace an existing electric system
- Any new installation
- Reduced RECs are available when an electric-boosted solar replaces an electric-boosted solar.

The greener your unit – the more RECs assigned to it. The value of the REC is determinded by the market demand like I said earlier kind of like stocks.

Whomever owns the house when the water heater is installed has the rights to the RECs.

For more info please visit www.orer.gov.au.

Mar 10

Video content has now been uploaded! Vist www.myansa.com.au/gallery.html to view the exciting new content. Even more content will be uploaded regulary, so keep an eye on www.myansa.com.au for updates of new images and videos.

Mar 01

Keep watch of our new media gallery page, for new pictures, videos and even some sound bites. Right now it contains some of our previous jobs and accomplishments. This page will continually be updated and soon a video gallery will be added that will contain educational videos, information and even some footage of us “on the job” as well as other assorted useful videos. Have a look: www.myansa.com.au/gallery.html