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Home Living : June 28th 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, June 28, 2011 1 HOMELIVING ............................................ INSIDE IDEAL IDEAS Smart energy buys ENERGY WISE Save by light switching GREEN INTENTIONS Why consumers fail to buy SOLAR REBATES Make the most of them Janita Singh Smarter ways to go green We often speak about saving energy and going green. But many of us still don't know how to make smart choices, especially at home. The Energy Department points out that appliances can account for up to 30 per cent of your home energy use. Refrigerators, washers, dryers and dishwashers burn up energy and often make up the bulk of your bill. If you're replacing these, look at the energy efficiency and star rating. Many electrical appliances sold in Australia carry an approved Energy Rating Label to help consumers compare how much electricity or gas they use, while the star rating gives a quick assessment of the model's energy efficiency. The position of the appliance, how you operate it and how you maintain it all affect how much energy is used -- for example, placing your refrigerator next to your oven means it has to work harder to keep your food cold. Leaving appliances on standby is another key source of hidden energy costs, while heating or cooling can account for up to 40 per cent of household energy use. Go green and energy saving tips: www.livinggreener.gov.au. 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 AUSTRALIAN HEATING & COOLING NORTH Quickly heats your whole home Delivers continuous warm air with no cold draughts Have dierent temperatures in up to four zones Custom-designed to t your home and your lifestyle The leading Australian central heating brand for over 50 years * Purchase Braemar natural gas central heating before August 31, 2011 and you ll get $750 cash back and $250 discount off invoice from us. That s a $1,000 saving! Available at participating dealers for new installations in the Jemena gas network areas only. For full terms and conditions and eligible postcode areas, go to www.homeheating.com.au $1,000 SAVING* when you purchase Australian Heating & Cooling North www.homeheating.com.au 02 9979 6844 10 Harkeith Street, Mona Vale NSW 2103 firstname.lastname@example.org www.australianheatingandcoolingnorth.com.au 2074207 28/6
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