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Home Living : September 1st 2009
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Awesome awnings » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING It is important to continue to invest in your home to maintain your asset, says ABSOL owner Scott Parkin. ''Now, more than ever, home improvements should go beyond just adding aesthetics and provide a return on investment,'' Mr Parkin said. ''One home improvement that provides ROI in any climate -- including hot, cold, economically good or bad -- is awnings. ''Awnings, both aesthetically appealing and functional, can provide savings on home cooling costs by reducing heat gain, and therefore the load on airconditioners.'' When added above a window or door, an awning reduces the amount of heat that enters a home by blocking the sun's rays from penetrating the glass. Keeping excess heat out reduces the load on the airconditioner, allowing the unit to cool the space and maintain a constant temperature more efficiently. Mr Parkin says folding-arm awnings over a patio or deck can create a cost- effective additional room. ''A well-placed awning can add thousands of dollars to the value of a home, especially in smaller homes where floor area is at a premium and an awning is less expensive than putting on an entire sunroom,'' he said. To learn more about how awnings can provide a return on your home improvement spending, visit absol.com.au or contact Awning Blind & Shutter Solutions on 9999 6060. Authorised Dealer 9439 1222 www.ajaxlocksmiths.com.au Shop 2, 136-146 Willoughby Rd CROWS NEST SAME DAY SERVICE SERVING THE NORTH SHORE SINCE 1991 EXTRA PHYSICAL SECURITY FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE 2196482i hln wk10 HUGE RANGE OF QUALITY DOOR HARDWARE IN STOCK RIGHT NOW Blind utter Blind tter Speci lists Speci lists a FREE INSTALLATION on Blinds & Shutters *Applies only to selected groups. 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It's based on the Renewable Energy Certificates or "RECs" which fluctuate in value, but local company SolarSwitch currently guarantees this rebate as a high point of sale discount of up to $7000 for a 1.5kW system, so you know exactly how much you are saving. With thousands of dollars worth of rebates and incentives available installing solar electricity and solar hot water is now not only great for the environment but a fantastic, financially sound investment in your home or business too. Solar Switch can help you take maximum advantage of the rebates and incentives available having installed almost 20% of the residential photovoltaic installations in NSW in the past year. On top of the new rebate the NSW government has also announced a terrific new solar buy back scheme, known as a "feed- in-tariff", to start from January 1st 2010. Anyone with a solar electricity system will be paid four times the retail rate for the excess electricity they do not use immediately and feed into the grid. "This means an energy efficient home could save up to $1000 per year on their electricity bill if they installed a 1.5kW system." Said Adam Tesoriero, Director of SolarSwitch. SolarSwitch make it easy for homeowners to switch to solar power by offering very personalised service with a free home assessment. "We pride ourselves on installing high quality monocrystalline panels sourced from reputable manufacturers like Conergy, which is a German Multi-National company with an Australian head office in Sydney.... this is a lifetime investment after all" Said Mr Tesoriero. Conergy are one of the world leaders in solar energy systems and already supply over 1.7 million people worldwide with clean, green solar power. SolarSwitch also offer the highest quality German inverters that are the most efficient and widely u sed in the world. Each solar electricity installation is managed and carried out by SolarSwitch's licensed, insured and Business Council of Sustainable Energy accredited electricians. There are also solar hot water rebates available of up to $4500 for those replacing an electric hot water system. Solar hot water can generate up to 90% of your hot water needs free from the sun. An electric booster kicks in whenever there is a shortfall. Conergy solar hot water systems are considered to be among the most efficient by the Office of Renewable Energy. NSW electricity prices continue to skyrocket with another 21% increase already in effect from July. "So with all the rebates available and the new solar electricity buy-back scheme there's never been a better time to install solar and protect yourself against rising energy costs." Said Mr Tesoriero. For more information or a Free Home Assessment contact SolarSwitch on (02) 8985 9945 or visit www.solarswitchaustralia.com.au NEW SOLAR REBATE APPROVED! 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