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Home Living : July 12th 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, July 12, 2011 7 HOMELIVING Smart glass cut above Energy-efficient windows can create a more comfortable, light-filled and secure property and cut bills. Windows play a huge part in the energy efficiency of your home. Careful consideration of the size, type and placement of windows will ensure a more comfortable home while reducing the need to artificially heat and cool, saving on energy bills. A new trend in building and renovation is the installation of energy-efficient glass for windows. Ordinary windows are a site where energy leaks out of the home, but energy-efficient windows can create a more comfortable, light-filled and secure property while reducing energy consumption. Viridian SmartGlass is now launching in the residential market. The name comes from the smart low emissivity (low-e) active insulation layer fused to the glass and designed specifically for Australia's demanding climate. Emissivity is the ability of a surface to emit energy by radiation, meaning glass with low emissivity radiates less energy. ''Viridian SmartGlass provides a straightforward way to make good glass choices in different climate zones and to achieve higher energy ratings without sacrificing natural light and aspect,'' Viridian general marketing manager Lachlan Austin said. Details: www.smartglass.com.au Reflect on these tips TO get the best results from your windows consider the following: Achieving a thermally efficient house can be helped by orientating your house north where possible, and locating and choosing energy- efficient windows to let sunshine in on cold days and exclude it when its hot. Northerly facing sunrooms capture the best of the sunny aspect without the harshness of the afternoon heat and are especially valued in colder parts of Australia. Most bedrooms should get morning sun, so where possible choose rooms with a north- easterly aspect. The setting westerly sun is the most severe so using a low-e coated glass and toned darker glass can help block uncomfortable sun. Ventilation dramatically affects comfort. Position opening windows to maximise the benefit of the breeze. www.designarobe.com.au • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee CUSTOM MADE BUILT IN WARDROBES firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! p 9748 0844 f 9748 0546 BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 2080543i 31/5 Give your windows & doors a new look. Widest range available. Internal and External Timber and Aluminium, Internal Shutters, Motorised Blinds, Blockout Blinds, Roman Blinds, Sunscreen Blinds and more... Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9624 7767. www.boomerangblinds.com.au Blinds &Shutters KITCHEN HALF YEAR CLEARANCE *For kitchens with cabinetry valued over $8,500 (ex glass splashbacks, stone benchtops & trade works). 10% deposit required at time of appointment. Can't be used in conjunction with any other offer. +$SSOH L3DG *% ZLWK ZL À HURRY, MUST END JULY 31 OR EARLIER IF STOCK RUNS OUT! UP TO 35% OFF CUSTOM MADE KITCHENS* Call 1800 826 144 for a free design and quote or visit kitcheners.com.au "Trust Kitcheners® for Australia's best custom made kitchens" Huey FREE iPAD 2 FOR 1ST 20 CUSTOMERS+ Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM ® ® Ph:9999 6060 Showroom: Unit 8, 101 Darley St, Mona Vale Open 6 days for your convenience ABSOL Awning Blind & Shutter Solutions www.absol.com.au Awnings Blinds Shutters Shade & Energy Up to 30% off Winter SALE! Discounts vary across our full range 3 FREE in home advice & quote 3 Extensive range 3 Energy solutions 3 Friendly service 3 Affordable prices 3 Expert consultants 3 Qualified tradesman 3 Local family owned business 4577 7474 www.arcticair.com.au WINNER 2141515 12/7 WARM UP THIS With a Daikin split or ducted system WINTER!! SAVE UP TO 30% running costs with an Inverter air conditioning system!
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