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Home Living : December 2nd 2008
4 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Shutters work both ways Write to Ask The Experts about individual problems in the home. Email email@example.com with your question or fax Ask The Experts 9689 5399. HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE ASK THE EXPERTS After raising children Victoria O'Neil has decided to pursue her nursing career and will work nights during her shift. Mrs O'Neil is interested in installing roller shutters to block out the daylight and noise. She wants to know if roller shutters are the right choice. Half Price Shutters owner Doug Lowrey says aluminium window roller shutters are designed to protect against heat, noise and light, as well as deter intruders to give families peace of mind. How much light will they keep out? Roller shutters are just the thing for shift workers who can enjoy a restful sleep during the day as the shutters eliminate up to 100 per cent of daylight. A darkened room also helps babies sleep peacefully during the day. With Half Price Shutters you have complete control over the level of light entering your home. Do roller shutters act as an insulator? An important issue facing homeowners today is how they can efficiently and effectively keep their properties cool in summer and warm in winter. During the hot summer months, an enormous amount of heat is transferred through windows. Airconditioners, while effective, are an expensive option in terms of system outlay, electricity usage and maintenance. The installation of shutters results in substantial electricity savings -- users have reported savings of up to 40 per cent. During winter the reverse happens with the need to retain heat in your home. Again, shutters installed over windows mean that cold winter air cannot enter and the internal temperature of the home is maintained. Do they have noise reduction properties? Living in the hustle and bustle of the city can really take its toll. Noise pollution affects every one of us at one time or another. Whether it is busy roads with trucks and passing traffic or a lawnmower, noise pollution is significantly reduced with the installation of Half Price Shutters. Should shutters be open or closed during a bushfire? Our shutters are CSIRO-rated to protect against ember heat. In the opinion of the CSIRO Appraisals Technical assessment 329, the aluminium window roller shutters are suitable for the protection of windows from radiant heat from bushfires. How do they perform in a storm? Our shutters provide a protection barrier against hailstorms, and they prevent windows from rattling during high wind periods. Details: Visit www.halfpriceshutters.com.au or call 136 121. 2120476K HL wk20 Eco-frien waste disposal Sydney residents eager the home will find the k Food waste now accounts for u generated waste which places greenhouse gas emissions. Homeowners can dramatically to landfill by installing a Food W economical, environmentally-fr leftovers. Research conducted this year b found that while Australian hom and always try to do the right t apartment living, lack of waste from doing so . Food Waste Disposal units crea environment, using little water and power: • FWD units are not water guzzlers using less than six litres of water per day, (equivalent to a single toilet flush or 0.1 washes of a 4.5 star machine); • a four minute shower uses as much water as a FWD unit would in 11 days; • the daily power consumption of a FWD unit is equivalent to using a 60W light globe for 9.7 minutes - or an LCD TV for three minutes; • FWD units are proven to not overload or place undue pressure on sewage systems. FWD units like InSinkErator, work by grinding food scraps into small particles and safely flushing them into the existing waste water system. InSinkErators can cope with a variety of food scraps including small bones, onion skins and fruit peel. InSinkErators last for years and can have up to a five year in-home warranty, need little maintenance, fit neatly under the sink and come in a range of styles to suit any home, apartment and budget. InSinkErator FWD units are endorsed by The National Plumbing Associations Alliance (NPAA), who support the role InSinkErator waste disposal systems play in fostering sustainable plumbing practices in reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. For more information please visit www.insinkerator.com.au or call the consumer hotline 1300 136 205.
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