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Home Living : January 4th 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 1 Stay cool and keep costs low HOMELIVING Those long, hot summer days of festivity are often a trigger for households to purchase a new airconditioner. EnergyAustralia's energy efficiency expert Paul Myors said airconditioners could have a big impact on energy bills this season, so it's important to choose an efficient model and one that suits your needs. The most popular models are wall- mounted reverse-cycle units, which also provide efficient heating in winter. A good rule of thumb when buying a unit is to have 1 kilowatt (kW) of output for each 8sq m of floor area. It's important to choose the most efficient model within your budget -- the higher the star rating the better. Each extra star will reduce running costs by around 10 per cent per year. The energy efficiency of new airconditioners is improving and the star rating system has recently been revised so a model that previously achieved six stars will only achieve around three stars under the new scheme. Reverse-cycle airconditioners can cost up to 70 cents to run per hour and can add around $250 to your summer energy bill so it's important to run them efficiently. Setting the temperature between 23 and 26˚C will help ensure you are comfortable without over-cooling your home. Running costs can increase by up to 10 per cent each time you lower the temperature by one degree. For a detailed comparison of the energy efficiency of different air conditioner makes and models go to energyrating.gov.au. BROOKVALE 724 Pittwater Rd Ph. 99059055 Outdoor Teak LEICHHARDT 800 Parramatta Rd Ph. 95603780 Outdoor Teak, AH Beard & Sealy Bedding KINGSGROVE 103 Vanessa St Ph. 91507760 Outdoor Teak, Indoor & French Provincial Furniture, AH Beard & Sealy Bedding 2035605i 4/1 Unique Teak Furniture www.uniqueteak.com.au Quality Teak Outdoor Furniture We also stock an exclusive range of French Provincial Furniture + AH Beard and Sealy Beds SUMMER CLEARANCE 20% OFF ALL FLOOR STOCK While stocks last Ph 9938 4377 supershades.com.au Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 email@example.com 10% -- 15% OFF our regular retail prices on our full range of Blinds & Awnings To find out more about this great offer, or to book your free measure & quote, ph 9938 4377. HURRY, FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! *Terms & Conditions apply. RED HOT SUMMER SALE SUMMER SALE PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CARPORTS 1300 361 390 Visit our Showroom 361 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills NSW 2120 www.pergolaland.com.au Call Us to arrange a booking with one of our experienced Design Consultants 1 The Trusted Outdoor Additions Specialist www.designarobe.com.au ph 9748 0844 fax 9748 0546 firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! 2185304i hln wk10 FREE Measure & Quote 10 Years Guarantee Sliding & Hinged Doors Polyurethane & Melamine Panels Glass Doors All Kinds of Walk in Wardrobes! Homes Offices Custom Made Built In Wardrobes PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: email@example.com 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
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