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Home Living : January 26th 2010
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Smart ways HOMELIVING EnergyAustralia is urging homeowners to investigate five steps to energy- efficient living. Energy-efficiency expert Paul Myors says following the steps will keep a lid on energy use, save money and cut greenhouse emissions. ''Homes are getting bigger, which means more lighting, heating and cooling, and we're filling them with bigger appliances,'' he said. By following these steps a household of four people can save as much as $360 a year off the energy bill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 per cent. Now is also a good time to take advantage of government rebates -- such as $1200 for ceiling insulation, $3000 for solar hot water and $10,000 green loans. Eliminate wasteful standby power by turning off appliances at the power button or, better, still at the power point. This will save as much as $100 a year. A ban on electric hot water systems is expected soon so it's a good time to consider switching to a gas solar system or to install a heat pump. Hot water is the biggest energy user in the home. Convert your electric hot water to solar, heat pump or natural gas and save up to three tonnes of CO2 a year and up to $250 a year off bills. Rebates of up to $3000 are available. Old fridges can use two to three times the electricity of a newer fridge. Getting rid of the old fridge can save up to $200 a year on bills and reduce greenhouse by up to one tonne a year. Gas has about a third of the greenhouse emissions of electricity. Gas heating is about 80 per cent efficient compared to electricity's 30 per cent. Government rebates can be seen at environment.nsw.gov.au/rebates/ or environment.gov.au/rebates/ energyaustralia.com.au Open 6 Days + Parking at door All work Guaranteed - Call now! Warehouse prices direct to the public • Saving up to 50-60% on certain products • Stock available now for immediate installation 2138420i hln wk28 HUGE NEW YEAR SALE GRAB A BARGAIN!!!! 2027242i hln wk39 PLANS ACTRON DESIGN PTY LTD • ALL PLANS • EXTENSIONS • NEW HOMES • COMMERCIAL www.actron.com.au 9410 3363 PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: firstname.lastname@example.org Just a few reasons to call Sarmax NOW for your free quote Privacy Noise reduction Ventilation Light control Insulation Low maintenance Cedar or aluminium Basswood Custom made High quality Local family business Save $ - buy direct from the importer Your team that thinks outside the square Call us today 0428 178 997 2039454im 17/1 Wk34 *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. Offer supercedes previous offers. X30322 SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 St rt Road, Prospect. h dd d Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road Prospect p ,p(Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au (Mon Fri & Sun) www sydneyblinds com au () y y FREE quotes ALL suburbs 60% off Up to * THE HEAT IS ON AND WE'RE TAKING IT ALL OFF AT OUR SIZZLING SUMMER SALE! DIRECT MATTRESS OUTLET 5/410 PITTWATER RD, NORTH MANLY PHONE 9905 2044 10% OFF OUR ALREADY LOW PRICES. WE BEAT ANY WRITTEN QUOTE. 100% AUSSIE MADE AND LOCALLY OWNED. SUPER SAVINGS ON MATTRESSESS • Queen Majestic Pillow Top Mattress 10% OFF USUALLY $459 NOW $413 with Zoned Springs, Dunlop Health Guard Foam and 10 Year Warranty ENSEMBLE WAS $759 NOW $683. NO QUEEN ENSEMBLES OVER $2000, THAT INCLUDES OUR LATEX POCKET SPRING ENSEMBLE! WE ARE PROUD SUPPORTERS OF BEAR COTTAGE 2148934m 15/10 Tu25 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 2159034K wk5 SINCE 1984 Brookvale: 02 9938 6333 1300 138 771 Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Engaging Communities, The Leading Edge (June 2008)
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