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Home Living : March 20th 2012
MB HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7 SLASH POOL BILLS STOP PUMPING CASH DOWN DRAIN Details: Pool efficiency brochure: www.ausgrid.com.au ADVERTISING FEATURE RUN YOUR POOL MORE EFFICIENTLY To save money, look at ways to run your pool more efficiently. Three two-hour sessions keep a swimming pool clean all day. If you have a smart meter and are on time-based pricing, you can run the pump at the cheapest times. Speak to your electricity retailer to see if this is available for your home. Households with time-based pricing can run their pool pumps during shoulder periods to cut their electricity bill by as much as $272 a year compared to standard rates. You can operate your pool far more efficiently. OWNING a pool can soak up more than $600 a year in electricity costs and produce 2000kg of greenhouse gases so it's important to maintain it efficiently to save money and cut carbon dioxide emissions. According to Ausgrid's energy efficiency expert Paul Myors, ongo- ing service bills for a pool can cost $30 or more each week but it's easy to lower energy costs with a little experimentation. Mr Myors says pool pumps are set-and-forget appliances when used with a timer, but it's important to set the optimum filtration times for your pool to ensure energy is used efficiently and costs reduced. Regulations require that pool pumps must not be heard from your neighbour's house between 8pm and 7am on weekdays and 8pm to 8am on weekends and public hol- idays. So speak to your neighbour to see if they can hear your pool pump at night. If not, you could save an extra $150 each year by running it during off-peak periods. Make sure to change your pool pump timer at the end of the swimming season. You don't need to run it as long during the cooler months. 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 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c 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 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 2188211i 11/1 ON SALE NOW Call Judy 24/7: 0412 224 698 • 25 years experience • Call for your free consultation WEEDOO BLINDS, SHUTTERS CURTAINS PLANTATION SHUTTERS from $290sq.m 2210553 28/2 WEEDOO BLINDS, SHUTTERS CURTAINS
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