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Home Living : September 7th 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 7, 2010 5 New era for energy » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Cutting-edge technology is helping to combat rising energy use at home, providing simple solutions to lower your electricity bill. EnergyAustralia's energy-efficiency expert Paul Myors said a new demonstration smart home in Sydney's Olympic precinct is showcasing many of these new energy-saving appliances. The good news is many of the appliances are available in stores -- they are not just for the house of the future. Standby power is a modern energy- guzzling curse. But a special power board, used in EnergyAustralia's Smart Home, cuts standby power consumption and costs about $150. It automatically turns appliances off when they're not being used and can cut up to $50 per year on your home entertainment system alone. Conventional clothes dryers need to constantly heat air, costing you up to $125 per year to run four loads a week. In comparison, the 6-star heat-pump clothes dryer used in the Smart Home works by extracting heat from the air and reduces the cost by about 50 per cent to operate a 6.5kg load. In the kitchen a new oven is being trialled that doesn't need preheating and has four layers of glazed windows to keep heat in. It uses more than 30 per cent less energy than conventional ovens. The trick is to look at up-front costs and work out potential savings before buying new appliances. For a full list of the home's appliances go to energy.com.au/smarthome and check-out the Smart Home Family's blog at smarthomefamily.com.au. Details: energy.com.au or call 131 535. 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 2243196i hlc wk39 PLANS ACTRON DESIGN PTY LTD • ALL PLANS • EXTENSIONS • NEW HOMES • COMMERCIAL www.actron.com.au NORTH SHORE 9410 3363 COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com 2119221m 6/4 Tue41 *plus installation charge, price quoted for a minimum order of 2m2 World's Leading Shutters | Roller Blinds | Romans | Venetians | Awnings and more... All products can be motorised www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 zb0454 Our qua lity never b efore offered a t thes e prices S ALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB NEW ADDRESS: U7, 128 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale Tel: 9905 8773 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.railsafe.com.au • Serving the North Shore for 25 years (original owners) • Made-to-measure designs • Expert compliance advice • Licenced & insured • Obligation free quotes • Prompt, reliable service • Strata specialists (replacement railing) QUALITY ALUMINIUM & GLASS BALUSTRADING & POOL FENCING BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hln wk40 Gets it right the first time... • RENOVATIONS • CARPORTS • PERGOLAS • PLANS 9958 7998 • 0417 204 016 www.addadeck.com.au 2095195i hln wk11 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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