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Home Living : May 29th 2012
2 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 MB HOMEWORK YOU'VE GOT THE POWER HOW TO CUT BILLS Janita Singh Details: Save energy at home at www.ausgrid.com.au/waystosave It's important to switch off home office equipment when you're done for the day COMPUTERS, printers and modems are essential for any home office but running them all the time can add more than $100 a year to your electricity bill. Ausgrid energy efficiency expert Paul Myors said there were clever ways to save in your home office. ''Try and group your home office equip- ment onto a single switch power board and turn them off when they're not in use,'' Mr Myors said. For extra safety, get one with a surge protector to help protect equipment during storms. One flick of a switch will save money and the carbon emissions wasted by standby power. Mr Myors said while recent Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed about 60 per cent of Australian households owned at least one laptop computer, 55 per cent still owned a desktop that could use more energy than a laptop. ''And if one desktop computer was left on for 20 hours a day unnecessarily, over a year, it could add more than $100 to your energy bill and generate 850kg of CO2,'' Mr Myors said. So it's important to switch off when you're done for the day. Most computers can also be set to automatically turn to sleep mode, which can reduce power use to just a few watts. Interestingly, flat screen moni- tors are getting more efficient and some screens use about half the energy than those of several years ago. Those in the market for new home office equipment should look at the most efficient models that suit their needs and budget. MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2096420 24/4 0 3HOWER 3CREENS &RAMED 3EMI &RAMELESS AND &RAMELESS AVAILABLE Renovating? Redecorating? Our Home section has the inspiration you need. ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5 Sheds for Rural -- Domestic -- Industrial Capital Steel Buildings -- South West Unit 2/14 Porrende St, Narellan Visit our Showroom -- Open 6 Days PHONE 4647 1055 "Built on Service" Lic 219016c Full Custom Designs www.csbsouthwest.com.au www.shedsafe.com.au (see who is accredited by the ASI in your area) All prices listed above include gst and 1 or 2 roller doors as applicable -- shed engineering currently reg.A. TCat.3. IL2. If higher engineering required customer needs to advise applicable wind speeds etc. BUILDER LIC NO 219016C ABN 33 626 180 749 -- delivery available - concrete prices based on a level -- accessible site . Free onsite visit available to confirm before depositing. $6400 2016717i 19/4 CHEAPEST SHEDS IN MACARTHUR Double & Carport from $5,650 5.4 x 6 x 2.4 kit $3900 -- build $700 -- slab $2200 6x6x2.4kit $4400--build $700 --slab$2375 7x7x2.4kit $5200--build $800 --slab$3200 6x9x2.4kit $5600--build $900 --slab$3560 7 x 10.5 x 2.4 kit $6500 -- build $1200 -- slab $4850 9 x 10.5 x 2.4 kit $8200 -- build $1400 -- slab $6200 ALL SHEDS FULLY CUSTOMISED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS Barns from $7400 Manufactured by Homeclad Call 1800 658 088 WWW HOMECLAD COM AU Special Discount when you quote code 'NewsLocal' 80 Gibson Ave, PADSTOW 2061223 29/5 Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 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 2123814i 17/5 • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST
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