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Home Living : December 2nd 2008
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 9 Solar hot water ticks the boxes HOMELIVING Have you recently installed or are you thinking about installing a solar hot- water system? According to EnergyAustralia's energy efficient expert Paul Myors there are some simple tips to make your solar hot- water system work best for you. ''Solar hot water systems require some form of boosting, either electric or gas, for when the sun isn't shining,'' he said. ''So first consider the type of booster you are going to install. A gas booster is the best option for reducing your carbon emissions but gas can be more expensive to install and may not be available in your area. ''The more common option is an electrically boosted system. By making sure it's connected to an off-peak electricity tariff, you will still be paying lower rates for boosting your hot water.'' By installing water-efficient showerheads you'll reduce your overall hot water use and the amount of water to be boosted. The same goes for taking shorter showers and washing in cold water. The time of the day that you use hot water can also make a big difference. For example, if your family uses a lot of hot water in the evening the tank may run out of hot water before you go to bed. This means an electric-boosted system will replenish your hot water overnight, relying on electricity to heat the water for the next day. Timers or override switches can be used to manage electric boosters to ensure that you get the most from your solar hot-water system. Talk to your supplier about correct operation of timers and how to get the most from your solar hot-water system. Details: EnergyAustralia call 131 535 or visit www.energy.com.au Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored Best background in Australia Work further than Aust. Standards 35 years experience Call Kerry Kelaher Builders Lic No R80718 0406 798 557 (anytime) *Conditions Apply 2347879i hln wk01 RESTORE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS? 50% OFF* (Call now!) built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au 2156445i hlnw wk1 Cnr Edgeworth David Ave / Balmoral St, Waitara (Enter via Balmoral St) Established over 25 years Ph 9482 3167 2139907i hda wk23 15L Liquid Chlorine Was $15.00 NOW $1000 RolaChem Chlorine Feeder Was $690 NOW $490 Was $699 NOW $449 CX240 (1.0hp) Was $685 NOW $445 Accessories Half price Cleaner Was $849 NOW $599 25Kg Was $10.00 NOW $690 Low Residue 10Kg Granular Chlorine Was $69.90 NOW $3900 H HO OR RN NS SB BY phone bring the outdoors in extend out extend up showroom: www.classichomeimprovements.com.au 1300 72 71 09 DECKS PERGOLAS BATHROOMS KITCHENS www.djbuilding.com.au FOR ALL YOUR & renovations additions Lic No: 135 759C 2187659i hln wk8 cumberlandnewspapers.com.au 2189101 Inspiration, innovative products and practical solutions Each week Home Living provides you with the latest in renovation, interior decorating and design Introduce your business to over 1.8 million* prospective customers. phone 9689 5395 *Roy Morgan Readership Survey, September 2006
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