Winter's not over yet, and if you're in Sydney like us there's just been a fresh cold snap. Brrrr! With colder weather comes more heating and higher electricity bills but the good news is that there are some simple and effective ways to help heat your house without blowing out your budget. 1) Don't blast the heat Don’t set your heater too high as this just pulls more power and increases your bill for little actual heating gain. The ideal comfortable temperature inside is between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. Setting your heater's thermostat in this range can reduce the energy usage of the heater by around 10%-20%. 2) Cover your windows More than one-third of Winter heat can leak out your windows, meaning that whatever heating ... Read More about Winters Not Over Yet Power Saving Tips
After running a poll in several groups, it was a close race between saving on your heating bill and ceiling fans v aircon. Today’s FRUGAL FRIDAY post will help you work out whether to spend up on air-conditioning or invest in ceiling fans. As usual, post any questions you have in the comments. We'll happily answer what we can and point you in the right direction otherwise. We'll deliver up more FRUGAL FRIDAY posts in future, so visit us again if you're interested in more cost saving tips! _______________ Install ceiling fans and save literally $100s on your power bill each year! I've installed five ceiling fans in our new home, so far. We're pricing up air conditioning now, to give us a cool boost on super-hot days. I ... Read More about Install ceiling fans and save literally $100s on your power bill each year!
Did you know that where you position your router - and what's around it - can make a big difference to the strength of your network? Here are 7 quick tips on how to set up and position your home router to make it the most efficient it can be. 1) Put your router near the centre of your home. A router sends out signals in all directions, so putting it in a corner of your house or apartment - or near a window - means that a significant amount of its signal is wasted. Your network connection might be in a corner or other tricky spot, but long network cables are fairly affordable these days, so consider investing in one and moving your router to a more central location. It could dramatically improve performance. 2) Lift your ... Read More about Struggling with your home internet / WiFi connection?
- Does connecting to the NBN baffle you? - Have you connected and found yourself disappointed with the speed of your internet? - Are you unsure about how to keep your home phone and connect to the NBN? Here are some NBN basics that might help you understand your options and what you can do to get the best out of the NBN. CONNECTION OPTIONS NBN Co. is rolling out fibre optic cable to the node across Australia. The node is a green box located somewhere on a footpath in your neighbourhood. From the node to your house there are three different ways that the NBN can be delivered: 1) Fibre to the house - this is the best for speed, bandwidth and reliability but you have to pay for the infrastructure for the fibre cable ... Read More about Does connecting to the NBN baffle you?
Are you having trouble with your home or small office Wi-fi? Not getting the stability in speed and connection that you deserve? Do you have areas in your home or office that you just can’t connect? Tired of upgrading your home Wi-fi Router in an attempt to try and fix your Wi-fi? It’s because consumer grade Wi-Fi is poor quality, we all know it, but we live with it and don’t do anything about it. A home “wireless router” is not a real thing, it's a colloquial sales term. A “wireless router” is actually three pieces of hardware that are rolled into one: a router, a network switch and a wireless access point. A team of developers have tried their to best to develop the firmware and User Interface (which is difficult enough when ... Read More about Upgrade your Home Wifi