17 Jun 2019
What Happens in a Poorly Ventilated Home?
New Zealand has a terrible track record when it comes to properly insulating and ventilating our homes.
According to the Auckland City Council’s report on Homes and Places, “People who live in unhealthy homes have an increased risk of contracting a range of serious and avoidable illnesses such as meningitis, rheumatic fever and pneumonia. Unhealthy homes also heighten the risk of physical injury and can lead to depression and other forms of mental illness.”
14 May 2019
How batteries are making solar more affordable than ever
Phil Harrison explains which new battery system is making modern solar more affordable than ever.
18 Apr 2019
How did this Blenheim resident reduce his monthly power bill to just $1.60?
If you’ve been ‘on the fence’ about solar - this is the sign you’ve been waiting for. Actually, it’s the power bill you’ve been waiting for. A $1.60 power bill in fact.
Blenheim resident, Stephen Gould, made the move to renewable energy in October 2018 when Harrisons installed 16 solar panels on his roof. His power bills for November and December 2018 were $17 and $1.60 consecutively.
15 Apr 2019
How Solar Power is Changing Business
If you’re a business owner, it’s always about the bottom line. That’s the reality.
So, if there was a way to cut business costs from day one, raise your company profile and help lighten your carbon footprint, you would say that sounds like a no-brainer, right? That’s because solar power makes good business sense.
20 Mar 2019
Household Appliances which chew through Your Wallet
These days, homes are filled with power-hungry appliances ready on standby whenever we need them. Knowing which ones are the hungriest gives you the power (excuse the pun!) to change things.
15 Mar 2019
Ask the Experts: What to Expect from an In-Home Energy Audit
Our free in-home energy consultation is how our regional energy experts can gauge your household needs and plan the perfect system to help save you money and provide a healthy home. We won’t specify something you don’t need.
But what’s involved in this home audit? What do you need to do to prepare and what will you learn?
18 Feb 2019
The Growing Popularity of Solar Worldwide
Solar power is just as successful at generating interest as it is electricity.
The rapid uptake of domestic solar systems has been driven by headline-grabbing schemes and innovations around the globe. From big-ticket items such as China’s proposed solar power station orbiting 36,000km in space or Tesla’s game-changing Gigafactory, to solar powered electric vehicle charging stations (one in Tauranga) and the continued evolution of PV panels and battery storage technology.
Even traditional giant fossil fuel companies realise there’s been a worldwide shift towards renewables. This month, BP announced via its annual energy outlook, it expects wind, solar and other renewable energy sources to be the world’s main source of power by 2040.
17 Jan 2019
15 practical Ways we can all Help the Environment
Harrisons Energy Solutions has long championed the desire for all Kiwis to have warm and healthy homes, so it’s no surprise that we want to extend that to ensure we have a healthy environment, too.
It’s all about running more efficient homes; tweaking our lifestyles; choosing the smartest appliances; and investigating new technologies that can help us achieve greener goals.
Here is Harrisons practical guide to what you can do right now which will benefit the world around you.