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Home Living : October 7 2008
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, October 7, 2008 3 ................................................. HOMELIVING Solar-powered Power from the sun Solar power is different from solar hot water. Technically speaking, solar power panels are photovoltaic panels. Whereas solar hot water uses the radiant heat in sunlight to heat water, photovoltaic panels convert sunlight into electricity. This electricity can be used or sent out into the electricity grid, sending the meter backwards and giving a refund on bills. Details: LJWSolar.com.au Light the lantern Solar lanterns can be placed in shrubs and on paths to give atmosphere to outside entertaining areas. A set of two solar candle lanterns are available from Kmart for $59.99. Hot savings on solar Utilising the latest solar technology, the EcoSmart hot-water system will save households thousands of dollars. Produced by GWA International, the gas or electrically boosted solar hot-water system employs technology which switches to, the most cost- effective energy source available. Details: Call 133 326 or visit www.ecosmart.com.au Free to hear No-batteries- required radio for those looking to minimise their environmental footprint. The Grundig DRP5120 is the ultimate green radio as it can be powered by solar energy or, when the sun's not out or in the dark of night, it can also be powered manually by turning the dynamo handle, and it has a built-in torch. All for just $49.95 RRP. Details: www.grundig.net.au Bubble effect Air bubbles trapped in the lens of the new stainless steel HPM Blue Effects solar bollard lights reflect a playful pattern across the garden. HPM Blue Effects' solar bollard light set sells for $69.95. Available from hardware stores. Details: Visit www.hpm.com.au or call 1300 369 777. Clear solution After years of extreme weather conditions, many people are looking for ways to make their home more comfortable without increasing energy consumption. According to the Australian Greenhouse Office, Australia's seven million households produce 20 per cent of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions, largely through electricity use. Up to 40 per cent of a typical home's energy is lost through windows. The Window Film Association of Australia and New Zealand (WFAANZ) offers a cheap and environmentally- sound solution to this problem for energy-conscious homeowners, buyers, owner builders and renovators -- window film. As well as lowering energy costs and controlling solar heat gain, additional benefits of window film include improved comfort, fade protection, ease of installation, privacy, safety and security and, unlike blinds or shutters, window film lets in light always. Details: Visit www.wfaanz.org.au STOCK TAKE SALE 30%OFF Your local family owned and operated maufacturer. Australian made products Cedar-Basswood-Fauxwood Aluminum Phone 9838 8988 www.houseofcedar.com.au 2217366i hlc wk49 PLANTATION SHUTTERS Call the team from Magnetite. Magnetite window insulation is an affordable alternative to double glazing • Reduces Noise up to 70% • Year round thermal insulation • Energy efficiency • Works with existing windows Call now. . . 1300 769 246 or visit us on www.magnetite.com.au is noise bothering you? SHUTTERS in 3 weeks! *Conditions apply. AWNINGS to suit every application Factory / Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 www.supershades.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Guaranteed installation before Christmas* Visit our NEW showroom or call for a FREE measure, quote and advice 9938 4377 *Conditions apply. • awnings • shutters • blinds • curtains 1/55 Mitchell Rd Brookvale Ph 9938 4466 Fx 9938 4755 www.allstyleflooring.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm or anytime by appointment Undercover parking CARPETS, VINYL, TIMBERS, LAMINATES, DIY PRODUCTS, INTERIOR DESIGN, OVERLOCKING, MARINE CARPETS 2115666 23/9 wk13 MOBILE SHOWROOM Just call - we come to you!
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