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Home Living : August 2nd 2011
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 Is mould & mildew taking over? DON'T RE-TILE REGROUT Licence No 1170 • Regrout any tiled area • Stop Leaking Showers • Recolour Reseal Grout • SIlicone & Tile Repairs • Shower Screens • All work guaranteed FREE QUOTES 9822 1872 email@example.com www.tileregrouting.com.au 2167997i 1/3 Unit 17, 28 Vore St, Silverwater Tel: 9648 0000 Mob: 0430 134 499 Fax: 9648 1766 firstname.lastname@example.org 2157101i 23/11 • Polyurethane & Vacuum Form Doors • Caesar Stone Benchtop • Free Quote & Design • Builders & bulk purchase welcome OPEN 7 DAYS Homeway kitchen Kitchen Direct Australia 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 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 www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2128218i 12/4 built-in WARDROBES & KITCHENS N Free Measure & Quote N Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes & renovation of existing wardrobes N Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames N Hinged or sliding Federation Doors N Kitchen Design & installation SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave, CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2042424 2/8 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$550 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD
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