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Home Living : July 6th 2010
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, July 6, 2010 1 Get smart with a solar system HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE With changing government rebates and recent announcements of rising gas and electricity rates, locally-owned solar water heater company EcoSmart urges homeowners to switch to solar, not only to reduce electricity bills, but also help the environment. Traditional electric hot water systems are the highest household emitters of greenhouse gases and among the heaviest users of electricity, consuming up to 35 per cent of domestic energy use. By using a solar hot water system, households can expect to dramatically reduce energy bills, while producing 75 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions per year than traditional electric water heaters -- an overall saving of four tonnes of carbon. The gas- or electrically-boosted EcoSmart solar hot water system may reduce household energy bills up to 80 per cent or $4000 over a 10-year period, based on a family of four living in Sydney or Brisbane. The EcoSmart hot water system uses the patented HotLogic controller, which constantly searches for, and switches to, the most cost-effective energy source available. As HotLogic technology constantly uses the cheapest available energy source, whether it be solar, gas or electric energy, households are seeing their energy bills dramatically slashed and longevity of their hot water systems protected. The EcoSmart system also distinguishes itself from traditional solar hot water systems by doing away with the unsightly roof tank, which allows for a safer and more aesthetically pleasing installation. Solar water heaters receive Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for their environmental efficiency. RECs play an important role in comparing the efficiency of different water heaters. The amount of energy an environmental water heater saves, will determine how many certificates are assigned to the system. Depending on the system chosen, this will have different effects on the homeowner's energy consumption, and the amount of money awarded back to the homeowner. RECs are separate to rebates and are monitored by the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator (ORER), which is a statutory authority established to oversee the implementation of the Australian Government's renewable energy targets. Based on energy savings, ORER assigns an REC. The more environmentally friendly the system is, the higher the REC's value and discount on the cost of the system. Each REC assigned to a system is the equivalent of 1000kW of energy saved. When compared to equivalent hot water systems, the EcoSmart range offers one of the highest REC values on the market, thereby saving more money for the homeowner and being kinder to the environment. Details: environment.gov.au, ecosmart.com.au, 133 326. LIFETIME GUARANTEE 5 Bond Crescent, WETHERILL PARK PH: 9756 0235 FAX: 9757 3473 email: firstname.lastname@example.org shes 2254379i hls wk41 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. s apply EPTPOS available Revitalise Your Tiles & Hard Surfaces! The great thing about tiles is that they outlast many other floor coverings. Unfortunately, over time, dirt can become ingrained in the tiles and grout joints, which can be very hard to remove by home owners. At Tile Cleaning Solutions, we have a way of cleaning that "hard to remove" dirt from tiles. The process we use utilises hot water at high pressure to remove all the in-ground dirt and oils from the tiles and grout joints. A powerful vacuum simultaneously removes the water and dirt from the floor, leaving it totally clean, just like the first day the tiles were installed. It sounds messy...it isn't. Because all the cleaning is completed in a dome that is attached to the floor, there is no mess or overspray. We can clean and/or seal all internal and external tiles, pavers, stone surfaces, stencilcrete, stencilled & concrete driveways. MINOR REPAIRS ALSO DONE BY A QUALIFIED TILER. To book in a quote or demonstration call 0401 925 090 or 0419 227 514 Tile Cleaning Solutions 2111333i_hlw_w02 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (Opp. Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2052578i hlc wk2 *To approved customers only. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. See in-store for details. Finance provided by Once Credit Pty Limited. ACN 112 319 632 t/a MyBuy. FINANCE AVAILABLE* INTEREST FREE NO DEPOSIT! APPLY NOW! FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633
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