About Me
Energy Efficient Lighting and Other Environment Protection Measures

Welcome to my blog! My name is Jackie. I live in Melbourne, Australia and my new favourite topic is energy use and the environment. For a number of years, I have been concerned about global warming and mankind's impact on the natural world. However, I did my best to shut these thoughts out of my mind. However, all of this changed when my 8-year-old daughter came home from school in tears because she had been learning about global warming in her science class. I decided to take action and called in a consultant who installed solar panels on my property.


Steps You Should Take When Solar Panels at Your Home Break Down

25 October 2017
 Categories: , Blog

Many homeowners and companies are installing solar panels to reduce their energy costs. Although they result in significant savings, the costs of purchase and installation are also high. Once your solar panels are operational, they should not be neglected since they are outdoors. Regular checks and maintenance have to be conducted to enable them to function effectively.  This reduces the chances of the equipment breaking down. Below are various steps you should take when you realize that your solar panels are not working: Read More …

Things to do when planning to remove a tree

31 July 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

So you are wanting to remove a tree from your backyard but don't know where to start. It is a good idea to research a few things before going out and having the tree removed. Here are a couple of things you should look into and know. Consider The Seasons When cutting down things like trees, it is important to know what season it is and whether there are any animals living in the tree and if they are breeding. Read More …

5 Signs Your Septic Tank Needs to Be Pumped

31 July 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

Wondering if you septic tank needs pumping? In some cases, systems can go for a long time without pumping, but it depends on the type of system, how you use it and multiple other factors. Ideally, you should keep an eye on your system and pump it as often as recommended by the manufacturer. However, if you see any of the following issues, you need to have your septic system pumped as soon as possible. Read More …

Dust, Dirty Carpets and Other Key Signs That Your AC Needs a New Filter

23 July 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

One of the easiest AC repairs to do is putting in a new filter. Some AC's have filters that you can remove and clean, whilst others have filters that need to be thrown away and replaced. Ideally, you should do this on a regular basis based on your manufacturer's recommendations, but there are also key signs that you can watch for that indicate it's time for a new AC filter: Read More …

Buying Soil for Landscaping: 4 Things to Consider

13 July 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

If you have decided to landscape your garden, one thing you will need is soil in which you can plant new trees and bushes. Soil not only anchors plants and trees in place, but it also provides vital nutrients. Below is a guide which will help you to get the most out of the soil that you use as part of your landscaping project. Buying Fresh Soil When purchasing topsoil, you should only choose soil types which are fresh. Read More …