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Home Living : October 7 2008
HLF - Publication, 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 • Timber verticals • Timber Venetians • Timber shutters • We clean and repair all kinds of blinds The timeless look of natural timber blinds & verticals T. 9787 4484 3/433-435 Canterbury Rd, Campsie www.koalatimberverticalblinds.com.au Custom made Free quotes 2186013i hlf wk15 $30 Cashback Custom Plantation Shutters Custom Made Basswood Blinds Viewscreen Blinds SAVE $213 SHOWROOMS Alexandria 9700 9433 Castle Hill 9680 3160 Mosman 9908 2999 Chatswood 9417 0199 Liverpool 9601 5000 Penrith 4731 8440 Seven Hills 9837 9800 Illawarra 4257 7775 Newcastle 4951 5473 In Home Hotline: 9837 9875 www.accentblinds.com.au Receive $30 Cash Back instantly on every Custom Made and Installed Basswood Blind, Viewscreen Blind and Custom Plantation Shutter. Accent Blind's low price guarantee means you could save up to 50% off department store prices for a whole range of blinds and curtains. Great savings on Timber Venetians, Roman Blinds, Curtains, Plantation Shutters and Vertical Blinds. $30 CASH BACK $30 CASH BACK Offer valid while stocks last. HMD/225/AB
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