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Home Living : August 2nd 2011
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 2, 2011 HOMELIVING Get the best from your clothes dryer The clothes dryer is an appliance used in most homes -- particularly during winter. But in times of rising electricity prices, most of us should be aware that even in cold weather clothes can dry on clothes lines, saving money and the environment. Ausgrid's energy efficiency expert Paul Myors said that, despite cooler temperatures, Australia was lucky enough to have plenty of dry wind and sunlight in winter to dry clothes naturally. In wet weather, clothes can dry effectively indoors on a clothes horse. Mr Myors said clothes dryers were big energy users, costing 90c per cycle for a 5kg dryer with a 2.5 star rating. This can add as much as $180 to energy bills per year if used to dry up to four loads of washing each week. Due to a change to strata by-laws by the Department of Fair Trading last year, even people living in apartments can now save money by drying their laundry on their balcony, provided it is not visible from the street. This helps reduce energy bills and makes good environmental sense by reducing up to 800kg of greenhouse gas emissions annually. If you must use your dryer, take care never to put dripping wet clothes in it -- always spin dry your washing first and, if you have a smart meter with time-of-use pricing, use it only in off-peak periods. Further details: ausgrid.com.au; follow Paul on Twitter @PMyors---Ausgrid Sails • External Blinds • Clear PVC Blinds Retractable Systems • Folding Arm Awnings Wind-rated Umbrellas • Factory Showroom www.creativecanvas.com.au Unit 33, 5 Ponderosa Pde., Warriewood Sail & Awning Lic# 140327C CUSTOM DESIGN AWNINGS 7)$% 2!.'% /& "%$2//- $).).' 2//- ,)6).' 2//- &52.)452% 6 Coates Place, Wetherill Park 9609 7533 or 9609 7933 Check the latest designs on www.goldenwoodfurniture.com.au Visit our Factory Open 7 Days (off Newton Road) Goldenwood Furniture 2234845i 15/3 Australian Timbers Custom Made Factory direct at wholesale prices Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Laundries Toilets from $19 5 full ceramic 4 panel solid timber maple Doors Crazy! $135 30% off Custom Made Kitchens SALE Vanities from $199 Solid timber maple French Doors Crazy! $169 AusLux Stainless Steel Sinks from $110 24 Bridge Street, RYDALMERE - off Victoria Rd Ph 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 9.30am-2.00pm Sunday 9.30am-1.00pm Bathroom Accessories from $15 Taps from $45 Shower Screens from $375 Home Improvement 2247034i 12/4 WIDEST RANGE AVAILABLE · INTERNAL & EXTERNAL TIMBER & ALUMINIUM Blinds &Shutters Internal Shutters · Motorised Blinds · Blockout Blinds · Roman Blinds · Sunscreen Blinds and more... Give your windows and doors a new look. We will come to your home and work with you to find the best solution and design to meet your needs. Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9624 7767. Visit our website www.boomerangblinds.com.au Chairs & Lounges Permanent Exhibition Showroom & Warehouse 10/1 Vuko Place Warriewood NSW 2102 Phone: 02 9913 1133 Castle Hill Home Hub Centre Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Castle Hill NSW 2154 Phone: 02 9634 8855 www.niceinteriors.com.au 3CANDINAVIAN DESIGNED RECLINER CHAIRS From only $1399 2149241 2/8 • Electrical & Communications Contractors • Lamps and Shades • Fittings Repaired and Re-wired • Small Appliance Repairs • Spare Parts and Light Globes 02 9969 7899 35 Cabramatta Road Mosman NSW 2088 www.harroldselectrical.com 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
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