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Home Living : January 26th 2010
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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. 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 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 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 $9970 Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au 20 Years Experience Carpentry-Plumbing-Electrical -Tiling-Waterproofing (NSW) Pty. Ltd. 2070790i hlnw wk30 WWW.HALFPRICESHUTTERS.COM.AU BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT ROLLER SHUTTERS PLANTATION SHUTTERS ASK ABOUT SMART STILE CALL 13 61 21 NOW CALL 13 61 21 NOW * This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon. $500 off Half Price Shutters 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. NOTHING TO PAY 'TIL 2011** 40% OFF Need more space? After We specialise in Ground Floor & First Floor extensions Let our experienced Design Consultant help you with your home Extension. With expert advice, we can help you through the entire process of renovating your home to suit your needs. Architectural Design Service Council preparation of Plans Estimate Service Construction Support by Reputable Building Company Full Service package from Design to Construction • • • • • Licence No 66902C Concept Council Approval Construction Before Ian Cubitt's HLF 2110565K wk22 built-in WARDROBES FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens and Splashbacks Now Available hln 2257444i wk5 • 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 Licence no. 32727c LIFETIME GUARANTEE 5 Bond Crescent, WETHERILL PARK PH: 9756 0235 FAX: 9757 3473 email: email@example.com Huge range of styles and finishes to suit your needs 2046794i hlc wk22 Excellence in Service, Design & Quality Call now for a free measure and quote Service ALL Areas FROM $399 *Conditions apply We will BEAT any written quote. *Conditions apply
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