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Home Living : September 8th 2009
6 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Take the plunge HOMELIVING Heating your pool can give you year- round swimming and maximise your investment. But EnergyAustralia's energy-efficiency expert, Paul Myors, says pool heating can also be energy-intensive, so it's important to maximise efficiency to manage running costs and minimise the greenhouse gas emissions. There are three main types of pool heaters: solar, gas and heat pump. Solar pool-heating can extend the swimming season by up to four months. It works by circulating water through solar collectors, usually located on the roof of the house. Solar is, by far, the least greenhouse intensive and cheapest option to heat your pool, typically costing less than $200 a year to run, Mr Myors says. Gas heating can provide year-round swimming. It has a fast response time and relatively low greenhouse emissions. Running costs, however, can be more than $200 a month, depending on the pool size and usage patterns, Mr Myors says. It's important to select the right-size gas heater, which depends on the size of pool and whether a spa is to be heated as well. Gas boosting of a solar-heating system can provide cost-effective, year-round heating. Heat pumps are a very efficient form of electric heating which can provide year-round swimming, Mr Myors says. It's generally more costly to install than gas heating, but less expensive to run. Costs can be reduced further by switching to a time-based tariff using smart meters. A pool blanket alone can reduce heat loss and costs by up to 50 per cent and increase the water temperature by as much as 6˚C to 8˚C. Details: energy.com.au/efficiency or call 131 535. Remove existing fittings, wall and floor tiles Supply and fix new wall lining or cement render. Waterproof wet areas Supply and fix wall and floor tiles x 20m² $30per m² allowance Supply and install vanity valued $500.00 Supply and install bath valued $200.00 Supply and install taps valued $360.00 Supply and install toilet suite valued $450.00 Supply and install shower screen valued $520.00 Supply and install mirror valued $100.00 Supply and install accessories valued $200.00 Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up Full guarantee COMPLETED IN 8 DAYS GUARANTEED Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations $9695 (NSW) Pty. Ltd. Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c 2102951i hlnw wk22 www.masterbathrooms.net.au 20 Years Experience Carpentry-Plumbing-Electrical -Tiling-Waterproofing • Large Showroom • Help with your Project • New Homes or Renovations • Quotation to Install • SALE NOW ON! EASTWOOD 58 BALACLAVA ROAD Ph 9874 2500 Fx 9874 1642 CASTLE HILL 1/9 PACKARD AVENUE Ph 9899 2822 Fx 9899 4056 2162109i hln wk42 Quality tiles from $11.00/m2 4577 7474 www.arcticair.com.au FREE Daikin Zone Controller & 3 zones with purchase of any Daikin Ducted System 2075632i hlf wk3 WINTER SPECIAL SAVE UP TO $900 Comfortable outdoor living all-year-round Whether the forecast is for sun or rain or both, Vergola gives you the peace of mind to entertain whatever the conditions. Vergola is the well-designed, energy-efficient, outdoor roofing system that provides more versatility and functionality to your home by creating a comfortable space that's to be enjoyed all-year-round. To see how the Vergola system could benefit your home, call 1800 802 955 or visit www.vergolansw.com.au CALL 1800 802 955 www.vergolansw.com.au A plan for all seasons Internal Shutters · Motorised Blinds · Blockout Blinds · Roman Blinds · Sunscreen Blinds and more... WIDEST RANGE AVAILABLE · INTERNAL & EXTERNAL TIMBER & ALUMINIUM Blinds &Shutters Give your windows and doors a new look. We will come to your home and work with you to find the best solution and design to meet your needs. Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9624 7767. Visit our website www.boomerangblinds.com.au ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2168578K wk5 AUTOMATION FOR ALL DOORS AVAILABLE FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 Automatic Opener Fr $450 SALES • SERVICES • PARTS • INSTALLATIONS GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD Unit E18/2A Victoria Avenue, CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2059558i hln wk11
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