How To Save On Electricity When Living in QLD

Living in Queensland, it’s easy to use a good deal of electricity, especially on cooling, and that’s the reason why thanks to Iselect we’ve compiled the top 5 ways to save money on your electricity bill. Lowering your energy intake means not only more money in your pocket, but also a reduced impact on our beautiful environment.   You can also compare our range of energy plans with iSelect.

 

When you’re going to use an appliance, it is better to ask yourself whether there’s a lower energy choice you might be using? Here is a few more tips, summarised in the Iselect website, for conserving electricity in your appliances:

  • Dry your clothes on the line since there’s not any lack of sunlight in Queensland!
  • When you’ve got another refrigerator, only turn it on if it is needed and set the refrigerator’s temperature to between 3 degrees and 5 degrees. For freezers, place them between -15 degrees and -18 degrees. If they’re put any lower than that and you’ll use around 5 percent more energy.
  • Check if your refrigerator door is sealed correctly by putting a strip of paper between the door and the refrigerator. If the paper can be pulled out easily, it may be time to get a new seal.
  • Turn off tiny appliances, like kettles and toasters, once you’re not using them.
  • Attempt to do your ironing in massive batches — that way you won’t waste energy heating and reheating your iron every time. Just make sure that the dishwasher is full before you place a load on.
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Australia car rental

Car hire in Australia is one of the best ways to travel around. Many places have poor local transport or very hard to reach. Petrol is relatively cheap and car rental not expensive. A good idea with car hire is to rent in one location and drop in another location and easy to do using the car rental search box on the right. Do have a browse and search car hire using the search box as you will obtain discount car rental, no booking fee, no hidden charges and you can book without paying until you rent the car and so if things change easy to amend.

Australia accommodation is plentiful and cheap. From house swap holidays to hotels and backpacker hostels the standards are good. If you need accommodation in Melbourne have a look at this Melbourne Accommodation, some great deals can be had.

Australian restaurants and food are excellent, with great steaks and fresh fish often cooked beachside on the “barbie” or grill. Try ordering “bush tucker” in a restaurant; a platter of smoked emu, crocodile and kangaroo. Crocodile meat tastes like white fishy chicken and kangaroo is a tender lean red meat. Many restaurants are BYO, and what a great idea that is. Visit the local bottle shop to pick up a bottle of delicious Australian wine, and have the restaurant open and pour it for you. It keeps the food bill down so you can spend more on some great trips exploring the amazing tourist destinations in the cities of Australia.

Australia has lots of places to visit and we list them all. From the top (literally!) there is Darwin, known for its National Parks such as Kakadu, and its aboriginal art. This is the nearest town to the awesome Uluru(Ayer’s Rock), an impressive 1142 foot-high sandstone formation, renowned for its vivid red colors at sunrise and sunset; remote, but well worth the visit.

Over on the East coast is Cairns, gateway to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, and notably where two wonders of the world converge; the tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. It is also a great centre for sport fishing, shopping, touring botanical gardens and museums as well as riding on the old railway to Kurunda. Return by skyrail, if you dare, high above the tropical rainforest.

Further south is Brisbane, a modern lively city. Enjoy the parks and cycle ways by the river and visit the convict-built windmill surviving since 1828.

Everyone has heard of Australia’s largest city, Sydney, and its tourist attractions, although it is not the capital city of Australia. Its main claims to fame are the iconic Sydney Opera House built on Sydney harbour, the largest natural harbour in the world with over 152 miles of shoreline. Climb the 134-meter high “coat hanger”, Sydney Harbour Bridge, or hang out with the surfers on Bondi Beach.
Australia’s Capital City, Canberra , is in the extreme south east; the location of the seat of government including Parliament House, the national High Court, National Gallery and National Museum.

The second largest city after Sydney is Melbourne, Australia ‘s sporting and cultural capital. Visit the world-renowned beaches and Australian wineries; pan for gold or visit the penguin colony on nearby Phillip Island.

Perth is in Western Australia, out on a limb, but one of Australia ‘s most beautiful cities. Whale watching is a thrill from June through November; experience Perth ‘s Tree Top Walk or surf down the sand dunes at Lancelin. You can also hire a dune buggy and have some wild fun.

Adelaide has fine stone buildings, hills, beaches and valleys of wine. What a great combination. Explore fine houses, museums and even the Old Adelaide Gaol!

Last but not least,is the tiny Island 150 miles south of mainland Australia. Tasmania is a great place to visit if you like outdoor pursuits in a truly natural unspoilt area. You may even see a Tasmanian devil.

As you can see, you do not have an Australia holiday; you have an Australia adventure. And you can feel Australia in the new Baz Luhrmann‘s movie that was filmed in Bowen.

 

Don’t forget to take out Australian travel insurance, you can get an automatic 30% discount for booking online. If you want a great deal on travel insurance, check out HBF Travel Insurance, they have some great online deals.

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