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Home Living : June 19th 2012
HOW TO KEEP COSTS DOWN THINK SMART AROUND HOME Janita Singh Rinnai's Sapphire has a 4+ Star Energy rating and the latest clean burning technology. MANY SOLUTIONS There are many heating systems available and choosing one can be daunting. Match your requirements with the right product. Understanding home heat loss characteristics will help in buying the correct powered heater. If your heater is to be used every day over the cooler months, then it s worth investing in something that uses clean burning energy and is energy efficient. For larger areas used regularly, invest in an efficient gas heater that gives more heat at lower running costs. It produces three times less green house gas emissions compared to electric heaters. . Today s heaters are smart and very energy efficient. Check out the star rating --- the more the merrier. Many come with automatic timers and other smart features. HEATING Details: Call 1300 555 545 or visit rinnai.com.au HEATING and cooling amounts to about 23 per cent of household energy use --- second only to hot water. Heating is a major ex- pense in winter but simple tips can keep costs down. Rinnai Australia heating product manager Lorraine Ong says think smart and households can save as much as 10 per cent heat loss with simple ways, such as having lined drapes over windows or insulating walls, ceiling and floors. Switching off the heater when leaving the home will save energy and greenhouse gas emissions. ''If you want your home to be toasty when you arrive after a day out, look for models with intelligent ti- mers that switch on and off as required,'' said Ms Ong. Stop draughts by sealing any cracks, gaps and block- ing unnecessary vents, as well as installing a revers- ible ceiling fan, which gently pushes the heat back down into the room where needed. Always check en- ergy rating labels. MB HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1 Materials in the Raw Paving, Landscape and Building Supplies NOW DELIVERING IN YOUR LOCAL AREA CHULLORA Cnr Hume Hway & Davidson Rd Ph 9742 6822 Open 6 days GUILDFORD Cnr Oxford & Ruby St Ph 9892 3000 Open 6 days CASULA 619 Hume Hwy Ph 9821 1132 Open 7 days GLADESVILLE Cnr Victoria & Monash Rd Ph 9817 4377 Open 7 days 2287873 12/6 • AGGREGATES • MULCHES • SOIL • OTHER LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES • BUILDING SUPPLIES • PAVERS & RETAINING WALLS 13 13 82 materialsintheraw.com.au PAVING & BLOCK SALE PAVERS from .40 cents ea BLOCKS from $2.00 ea Storewide discounts ends 30 June 2012. Mention ad to receive discounts. Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org FOLD OUT Bedsitter conversion chair, $495, Aero Designs, (03) 9429 4910, aerodesigns.com.au CLUB TUB Cosmo tub chair, $199, Fantastic Furniture, fantasticfurniture.com.au BIG DADDY Clooney armchair, $1099, Dare Gallery, daregallery.com.au
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