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Home Living : July 3rd 2012
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, July 3, 2012 MB HOME HEATING REDUCING THE COSTS POWER-SAVING TIPS Janita Singh A simple door snake is a cheap way to stop under- door draughts in winter. HEATING your home is a major expense in winter. With power prices set to rise and the impact of the carbon tax, families are looking at ways to save. A number of websites help consumers compare power prices as well as suggesting ways they can switch suppliers and save. Energy provider AGL is offering an innovative way to help -- with new free DIY Home Energy Audits that can be down- loaded from the Smarter Living Centre link, www.aglsmarterliving.com.au (go to the DIY Home Energy Audit section). The audit provides consumers with some simple, personalised advice and practical solutions to manage their energy usage. AGL general manager of marketing and retail sales Mark Brownfield said con- sumers could download three types of energy audits in the privacy of their own home. The first assesses energy consump- tion in the home, the second assesses consumption of household appliances and the third is a structural and external audit of all elements outside the home. Ausgrid's energy-efficiency expert Paul Myors said home-heating costs could in- crease by up to 25 per cent in winter from simple draughts that suck away warm air. ''A simple door snake is a cheap solution to stop under-door draughts and can be found in most supermarkets,'' he said. ''Covering windows by closing curtains and blinds helps prevent heat escaping from your home. If you are building or renovat- ing, consider installing double-glazed win- dows as it minimises heat loss,'' he said. Ceiling and wall insulation make homes more comfortable and reduces heating costs. Laying rugs on bare floors is a cheaper alternative to underfloor insulation. $ON T PAY RETAIL BUY DIRECT m!S SEEN IN (OME "EAUTIFULn COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com "!337//$ M 2197260 10/4 *plus installation charge, price quoted for a minimum order of 2m2 MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2075121 5/6 0 3HOWER 3CREENS &RAMED 3EMI &RAMELESS AND &RAMELESS AVAILABLE LIFETIME GUARANTEE Roman Pazniewski 1/28 Smith Street Chatswood (opp Bunnings) | p 9417 8283 | e email@example.com www.jcbathrooms.com.au Open 7 Days Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 2pm 2039856 29/6 Frameless Square Shower Screen, 10mm toughened glass, 900x900mm $760 $520 Freestanding Bath, 1715x740x735mm $1357 $950 NOVA Wall Faced Toilet Suite $600 $420 Serene 900mm Vanity, $310 with ceramic Top, Onyx & Ice Stone Tops are also available 600mm $270 50mm $290 1200mm $490 1500mm $850 Super Deep Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, 1.2mm thickness, under mount or drop-in only $450 Crystal Star Basin Mixer, 5 year warranty only $90 tainless Steel Heated Towel rail, round or square bars, different sizes, from $175 Bathroom Accessories, Solid Brass with chrome finish from $22 Shower Head 200mm, solid brass with chrome finish only $110 World's Leading Shutters | Roller Blinds | Romans | Venetians | Awnings and more... All products can be motorised www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 zb0454 Our quality never before offered at these prices SALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB 2132684 5/6 Enjoy outdoor living with... &2%% ).34!,,!4)/. CURVED, DOMES, GABLE, FLAT, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL The best protection in any weather 10 year manufacture warranty FREE MEASURE & QUOTE FACTORY PRICES Twinlite AWNINGS Phone: 9482 7000 Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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