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Home Living : June 2nd 2009
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, June 2, 2009 3 DIY insulation Window film offers a solution for renovators wanting to inexpensively improve the value and energy-efficiency of their home. Windows without film can result in more heat and cold gain inside a room. Details: www.wfaanz.org.au Out of the woods Naturally Better is an industry initiative to increase awareness of the environmental benefits of using wood building materials. Wood naturally stores carbon from the atmosphere even after it is used in buildings. Timber is not only a durable and stylish material, its use also helps tackle climate change. Details: www.naturallybetter.com.au Alternative ways Look to the stars Skylights can help reduce energy use and also raise the star-rating of your home. They reduce the dependence on artificial lighting by letting in natural light and, as natural light generates less heat, they also reduce the energy needed for heating or cooling. Details: www.skydome.com.au Power it up This solar lighting/power kit just needs a battery and you have a complete solar-powered lighting set-up. With a 45W output, it can run auxiliary lights in a farm shed or holiday house. The three solar panels mount on an angled frame and are portable enough to be used on a caravan or while camping. Details: www.jaycar.com.au or 1800 022 888. In hot water Switch to solar to reduce household electricity bills and support the economy. The federal solar hot- water rebate, renewable energy certificate incentives and state rebates, bring the total subsidy available to $3200-$4960. Details: EcoSmart Hot Water, www.ecosmart. com.au or call 133 326. HOMELIVING WWW.HALFPRICESHUTTERS.COM.AU "BLOCK OUT THE HEAT" ROLLER SHUTTERS PLANTATION SHUTTERS "ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME" CALL 13 61 21 NOW CALL 13 61 21 NOW UNIMAIL RP010609 $500 OFF* NOTHING TO PAY UNTIL 2011** When you buy 3 or more shutters * This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon. $500 off Half Price Shutters full retail price list. ** Available to approved customers only. Terms, conditions, fees & charges apply. Interest and payments are payable after the interest free and payment deferred period. Finance provided by Once Credit Pty Limited ACN 112 319 632 t/a MyBuy.
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