Missing Language

Ahhh at last- it has shown to come true.

My investment into a solar hotwater unit coupled with the wood heater with the water jacket- an investment of $10k- a lot yes- but what an investment- our bill this time last year was $900 dollars, this time its $350 – thats not bad really. to sum it up

Winter Autumn Spring Summer Total
Previous $900 $800 $500 $500 $2700
Now $350 $350 $350 $350 $1400

Thats just halved my Power bill- with still some options before adding solar panels.

And basically just got a 13% return on investment- thats not too bad- about 4 times most term deposits- this is the language that’s missing from sustainability- real investment and real returns.

Payback period of just over 7 years- then after that thats an extra $1300 in my pocket each year to reinvest into the property- extra insulation, gas stove, better freezer, or by then to help pay for the solar panels.

before and after

before and after

About franash

A sustainable minded, deep thinking, holistic person, wanting to show people how they can provide for most of their own food
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One Response to Missing Language

  1. fergie51 says:

    Great to see it in such real, hands on terms. Been toying with idea for a while, access to firewood needs to be part of the equation too. Especially as ageing and not able to cut, split collect as easily as once could.

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