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My Efficient Electric Home Handbook : How to slash your energy bills, protect your health & save the planet - Tim Forcey

My Efficient Electric Home Handbook

How to slash your energy bills, protect your health & save the planet

By: Tim Forcey

Paperback | 18 June 2024

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Everything you need to know to transform your home – old, new or rented – for an efficient, comfortable, cheaper electric future.

Do you want to …
  • Make your home healthier and more comfortable in all seasons?
  • Shrink your home's total energy costs?
  • Make your gas bill disappear completely?
  • Reduce your climate and environmental impacts?
  • Make the change to renewable energy by going 'all electric'?
My Efficient Electric Home Handbook is an essential first-of-its kind resource for homeowners and renters. It provides tips and strategies on how to convert your home into an efficient, healthy and comfortable space suitable for our all-electric future.

Sharing insights from working with thousands of Australians in their homes, as well as from hands-on experience modifying his own home, Tim Forcey explains best-practice heating and cooling, hot water heat pumps, induction cooktops, draught-proofing, insulation, solar energy and much more.

About the Author

Tim Forcey is a home comfort and energy adviser, researcher and author. His expertise is widely sought and accessed by individuals, community groups, businesses, government bodies, members of Parliament and media.

Tim founded and contributes to the thriving My Efficient Electric Home online community. He grew up on a dairy farm before pursuing a career as a chemical engineer working around the globe in fossil fuels, but left that industry after realising the climate crisis couldn't wait for him to effect change from within. Following roles with government, the University of Melbourne, and not-for-profit organisations, Tim now thoroughly enjoys helping people make important changes in their own homes.
Industry Reviews
'Tim has pioneered a way and now generously gives us his guidebook which will save us time and money and bring us to his destination - the future - at a discount.'
Dr Saul Griffith, co-founder Rewiring Australia

'At the national level, there may have been the wasted years of the climate wars; at the household level, it's a different story, and Tim Forcey is shining a (clean, green) light on how we can all act local and think global.'
Zoe Daniel, Independent Member for Goldstein 

'Tim Forcey is The Design Files' go-to guru when it comes to home energy, and this handbook succinctly distills his immense wisdom into one, easy-to-implement guide - a must for every Australian household!'
Lucy Feagins, founder The Design Files

'An empowering and informative book.'
Alan Pears, AM, Senior Industry Fellow RMIT University, Fellow University of Melbourne

'I'm convinced that power to the people was a phrase devised specifically for this book.'
Damon Gameau, director and producer, That Sugar Film, 2040

'Bye-bye winter shivers, summer sweats, dangerous open gas flames and sky-high energy bills. With Tim's expert advice, transform your home into a modern, cosy, budget-friendly oasis. Everyone, from home owners to renters, should be able to live comfortably and affordably, without harming our planet. Tim shows us how.'
Tamara DiMattina, founder The New Joneses and Buy Nothing New Month

'Tim Forcey has written an accessible and entertaining guide on how to electrify your life at home. You don't have to be climate concerned or conscious to benefit from his advice. Forcey shows how you can save money, live more comfortably and play your part in climate action all at the same time.'
Rebecca Huntley, researcher and author, How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

'A life-changer! In this informative and practical book, Tim Forcey takes readers on an enlightening journey towards transforming their homes and the planet. Houses, apartments, owners, landlords and renters - there's something for everyone. If you want to reduce your environmental footprint and slash your energy bills, this is the ultimate resource you've been waiting for!'
Heidi Lee, CEO Beyond Zero Emissions

'A long overdue resource with tailored options for renters to help make their energy bills lower and their homes more healthy and comfortable.'
Joel Digman, executive director Better Renting

'Tim Forcey's My Efficient Electric Home Handbook is a wonderfully well-researched, practical and easy-to-understand guide for those wishing to break up with fossil fuels and transition their homes, businesses and communities to healthier, more comfortable, lower cost and carbon neutral living.'
Brendan Condon, founding director The Cape Efficient All Electric Community, Cape Paterson, Victoria

'Tim Forcey is the original prophet of efficient electric homes and the benefits they deliver to regular Aussie households. This is the book that brings that good news to the masses.'
Luke Menzel, CEO Energy Efficiency Council

'Essential reading for every Australian.'
Jonathan La Nauze, CEO. Environment Victoria

'The genius of this book is combining the big story that our leaders need to end new fossil fuel development to protect our climate, with a practical guide for homeowners to make their homes more efficient, electrify to get off gas, and save thousands of dollars 
a year in their energy bills!'
Dr Richard Denniss, executive director The Australia Institute  

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