We recently took advantage of the Federal Government Green Loans Program. The program provides the home owner or renter with up to $10,000 in an interest free 4 year loan from a small bank to pay for improvements to your home that result in energy savings.
After our initial assessment and receiving the tailored report it stated that our home (an ex Government home in the Weston Creek area.) would benefit from a range of improvements including but not limited too:
- Window coverings such as curtains
- Underfloor insulation
- Double glazed windows or the equivalent too
- Water tank
- wall insulation
We decided to install underfloor insulation, magnetite windows (which is simply a polycarbonate window overlaying the existing aluminium windows) and a 5000L water tank.
The results have been exceptional, we’ve noticed no drafts from the windows or the floors, the floors generally feel warmer and sitting next to a window in a cold night now no longer means that you’ll turn blue.
We’ve also seen a marked improvement in our energy bills as we use less gas to heat the house and can take cooler showers.
I was wondering if anyone else has had the opportunity to take advantage of this program and if you have been satisfied with the results?