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Home Living : July 12th 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 1 HOMELIVING INSIDE IDEAL IDEAS Smart energy buys ENERGY WISE Smart ways to save Windows keep heat in Control on water, savings Energy star ratings SIZE MATTERS Floors with big attitude JANITA SINGH Saving energy, money Rising power prices put pressure on the family budget but, according to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, the worst is yet to come. So it makes sense for families to look for ways to save energy and money. It's easy to turn off unnecessary lights and replace old bulbs with energy-efficient ones. But other simple things, such as installing a water tank and sustainable gardening, also help. Consumers should also be aware of Australia's energy star rating scheme and will find more information at www.energyrating. gov.au. When it's time to purchase new white goods, make sure they have at least a three-or four-star rating. Invest in solar and save. A solar hot water system can reduce hot water costs by up to 80 per cent and lower greenhouse gas emissions by about three tonnes a year. Solar photovoltaic power is big on performance and allows homeowners to enjoy electricity direct from the sun. Find out more at livinggreener.gov.au. Choosing efficient appliances and changing your behaviour are simple ways to save. Australia's Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme allows you to compare water efficiency of different products. Visit savewater.com.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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