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Home Living : May 31st 2011
6 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Heat is on winter bills » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING There are some simple steps to prepare your home for winter, ensuring warm air stays inside where its needed. Ausgrid's energy efficiency expert Paul Myors says it's important to make sure your home is thermally efficient before you switch your heater on. He said draughts and unwanted air leakages could suck away the warmth, increasing home heating costs by up to 25 per cent. Door snakes are cheap to buy and are a great solution to stop draughts. He suggests: Covering windows by closing curtains and blinds helps prevent heat escaping from your home. If you are building or renovating, consider installing double glazed windows and insulation as they both minimise heat loss. Ceiling insulation will make your home more comfortable and can reduce your heating costs by up to 30 per cent. Wall insulation is also effective and recommended for new homes. A simple alternative to underfloor insulation is to lay rugs on bare floors, which will help reduce heat loss. Mr Myors says one of the easiest and affordable ways to keep warm is to pull on a jumper, a pair of thick socks and slippers, and throw on a blanket. If you decide to turn the heater on, remember to only heat the room you're using and set the thermostat between 18C and 21C. Every degree above this adds about 10 per cent to your heating costs. For more winter heating tips check out Ausgrid's winter heating guide at ausgrid.com.au Follow Paul on Twitter @PMyors---Ausgrid. O Remove existing fittings, wall and floor tiles O Supply and fix new wall lining or cement render. O Waterproof wet areas O Supply and fix wall and floor tiles x 20m² $30per m² allowance O Supply and install vanity valued $500.00 O Supply and install bath valued $200.00 O Supply and install taps valued $360.00 O Supply and install toilet suite valued $450.00 O Supply and install shower screen valued $520.00 O Supply and install mirror valued $100.00 O Supply and install accessories valued $200.00 O Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up O Full guarantee COMPLETED IN 8 DAYS GUARANTEED $9980 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. 2110282i 11/1 Instyle Blinds and Shutters Pty Ltd 2083106i 3/5 STYLE SERVICE DESIGN Phone (02) for a Free Measure and Quote )NSTYLE 0ROMOTION %NTRIES #LOSE &RIDAY TH /CTOBER 4ERMS AND #ONDITIONS !PPLY 0ERMIT .UMBER ,403 For more details visit www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au A FAMILY BUSINESS THAT WILL GUARANTEE YOU QUALITY AND PERSONALISED SERVICE CARPORTS + AWNINGS - TIMBER DECKS 0( WWW AUSTEKHOMEIMPROVEMENTS COM AU 7HY CHOOSE !534%+ Always on time, always on budget Fully licensed builders Best value for money promised 100% Bluescope steel Member of Master Builders Australia No pushy salesman -- only qualified builders to quote every job !SK ABOUT OUR ./ ).4%2%34 %6%2 4ERMS &2%% $%3)'. 15/4% -ASTER "UILDER ,IC .O C 21223794g/17/5 Creating additional living and entertainment space www.allform.com.au Email: email@example.com Phone: 1300 789 134 Builders Lic No 130727C • PATIO AWNINGS • DECKS • VERANDAHS • CARPORTS • GLASS & SCREENED ROOMS • INSULATED ROOF PANEL Sydney's Premier Lifestyle Building Company Home Extensions Call now for an obligation free quote 2185309k wk43 SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C WINTER REWARDS SAVEUPTO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUPTO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2030589I 3/5 Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2045681i 10/5 Shuttermaster Awnings-Shutters-Blinds-Doors 1300 886 184 www.shuttermaster.com.au Up to 40% OFF SALE 2216496i 17/5 FREE QUOTE 7 DAYS
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