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Home Living : October 11th 2011
HLF-HOMELIVING:NORTHWEST,Tuesday,October11,20113 HOMELIVING ●● ●● Planning to stay cool Ceiling insulation cuts indoor temperatures. Fans circulate the air around the room and are cheaper to run. The mercury is rising, but your energy bill doesn’t have to if you prepare well for the warmer months. Ausgrid’s energy-efficiency expert Paul Myors suggests simple steps to stay cool without burning a hole in your pocket. A four-person household can cut up to 10 per cent off their electricity bill and up to one tonne of CO2 from household emissions, by proper planning. ❏ Ceiling insulation can reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 10C in summer and cut your cooling costs by up to 30 per cent. However, keeping the heat off your house in the first place is even better. ❏ Start by shading windows with external blinds, pergolas or even trees and plants. Each square metre of direct sun on or through windows can be like running a one-bar radiator in your home. ❏ Leave doors and windows on opposite sides of your home open to take advantage of natural breezes and make the most of cross ventilation. ❏ On milder summer days, consider using the fan rather than the airconditioner. By circulating air around the room, fans can make it feel around 3C cooler and they cost as little as $5 a year to run. ❏ Buy a thermometer so you know exactly how warm it is inside. ❏ If you need to use the airconditioner, try to avoid over-cooling to below 23C. Each extra degree lower can add up to 10 per cent to running costs. ❏ More tips: www.ausgrid.com.au; follow Paul on Twitter @PMyors—Ausgrid V Supply dumper bin to be placed on site. V Cover access floor area with drop sheets & plastic. V Remove existing fittings within bathroom. V Remove all wall and floor tiles within bathroom. V Replace bath and shower internal mixers. V Supply and install IXL Triumph fan/heater/light. V Supply and install new double power point. V Supply and install Niche within shower recess. V Supply and fix new wall lining within bathroom. V Supply and install bath frame and shower hob. V Supply and apply waterproofing within bathroom V Fix wall and floor tiles within bathroom x 30m2 V Install bath, vanity, taps and toilet. V Install accessories within bathroom. V Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up V Full guarantee Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au CARPENTRY • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • TILING • WATERPROOFING (NSW) Pty. Ltd. 226632626/5 $ 9720 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE YOU SUPPLY OR WE SUPPLY FITTINGS FREE ‘IN HOME’ CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au W Curtains W Romans W Sunscreens W Pelmets W Swags W Shutters W All Blinds W Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2188211i11/1 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i17/5 Instyle Blinds and Shutters Pty Ltd 21242626/9 * Visit website for more details www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au For a free measure and quote call 9631 4828 PRE XMAS INSTALLATION GUARANTEED* *Must order by 14th October 2011 WIN *Holiday for 4 including air fares and $1,000 spending money FREE Specialising in designer Plantation Shutters Aluminium Shutters Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds Panel Glide Blinds ORDERNOWINTIMEFORSUMMER #& )NDUSTRIES ",. # 234059527/9 Family company established 20 years with over 30 years experience in the building trade. Chesworths Call us for a quote 9831 5984 or visit our website www.chesworths.com.au We offer High Quality Home Extensions and Additions to suit your budget. Thinking of Extending Your Home? Home Improvements Pty Ltd Bld Lic R99697 2160427i 12/4 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave , CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 20424242/8 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4 .00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582ihlnwk39 Lic. 137155c Quality Timber Blinds, and Plantation Shutters 224395311/10 COMPETE BLINDS & SHUTTERS WE BEAT ANY QUOTATION 1300 800 118 www.competeblinds.com.au
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