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Home Living : March 24th 2009
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, March 24, 2009 3 A six-star dryer » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING A clothes dryer that saves on running costs is set to arrive in time for winter. Miele Australia introduces the company's first tumble dryer to achieve a six-star energy efficiency rating in accordance with Australian standards. The new Miele EcoComfort heat pump dryer uses the heat-pump technology that has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 46 per cent when compared with conventional condenser dryers. This leads to significant environmental benefits and a marked reduction in operating costs. Apart from the normal and regular cleaning of the filters, the heat pump technology is designed and tested to be maintenance-free for 20 years of normal household use. To make efficient use of energy, the Miele EcoComfort dryer operates on the principle of two closed circuits. In the cooling circuit, heat energy is transferred to process air while residual heat from the drying process is recovered. In addition, heat pump technology takes even gentler care of fabrics as drying temperatures have been reduced by as much as 25 per cent. Gentle laundry care is further enhanced by the patented Honeycomb drum and Miele's Sensitive System. The EcoComfort also operates very quietly. Initial shipments are expected to be available during the second quarter of 2009 for an introductory price of $3199. Details: www.miele.com.au A clean way to cut costs More households are installing solar hot water systems to reduce their carbon emissions and their electricity bills. According to EnergyAustralia energy efficiency expert Paul Myors, a solar water heater can provide between 50 and 80 per cent of your hot water requirements depending on the climate and the model of heater. ''And there has never been a better time to install,'' he says. The Federal Government recently increased its rebate from $1000 to $1600, and removed the income means test from the eligibility criteria. For more information call 1800 808 571 or go to www.environment.gov.au/ energyefficiency A solar hot water system includes a solar collector panel on your roof, generally facing north to get the most from the sun. The water storage tank can be located on the roof, inside the roof or at ground level. When the tank is located on the ground, it generally requires a small pump to recirculate water to the collector on the roof. Shop around for the best price when installing a solar hot water system. A recent study found that prices quoted by installers varied between $4000 and $10,000. But, remember, if you're eligible for rebates available from the NSW and Federal Governments your total installation cost could be less than $2000. Details: call 131 535 or visit www.energy.com.au ............................................... Display Kitchens Wanted 70% of normal prices !!! Call 1800 826 144 now (24hrs) for more info or visit www.kitcheners.com.au HUGE DISPLAY DISCOUNT! Please supply more info Please send e-book Book free design & quote Name Phone Email Suburb Free Post: Kitcheners Kitchens PO Box 7044, Alexandria, NSW 2015 WZ70 The Kitcheners Guarantee $6,000 to $60,000! * Must purchase a kitchen with cabinetry valued over $6000 (ex glass splashbacks, stone benchtops and trade works). 10% deposit required at time of appointment. Offer can't be used in conjunction with any other offer.
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