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Home Living : July 12th 2011
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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. 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 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON S 1300 364 290 Vis i t our Showr oom 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120 CORNER OF GEORGE STREET OR www.pergolaland.com.au Call Us to arrange a booking with one of our experienced Design Consultants OPEN 7 DAYS: MON - FRI 8:30 - 4:30 SATURDAY 8:30 - 4:00 SUNDAY 10:30 - 4:00 PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CARPORTS The Trusted Outdoor Additions Specialist HIA MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA NEWSO U TH WALES LIBER TY PR OC ESS STAB ILITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 Master Builders Association Builders Licence: 93536C HIA Gold Member Alexandria . Chatswood . Seven Hills . Penrith . Newcastle . Wollongong Winter Clearance Sale 131913 accentblinds.com.au Normandy Shutters 15%off Venetian Blinds off 40% 20% Roller Blinds off 40% 20% Call for a free measure and quote Conditions apply. Not valid with any other offer
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