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Home Living : July 3rd 2012
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 to 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. • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee Shop 1 14 Cammeray Road, Cammeray Showroom Open 6 Days www.designarobe.com.au BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 9908 5503 2220426 26/6 WARDROBES Winter sale now on Ph: 1300 960 047 www.amazingimprovements.com.au " You will be amazed by our Service, Quality & Price! " • 10 Years structural warranty • 100% Australian owned • Highest quality Bluescope Steel • Best price guaranteed • No hidden costs • FREE Quotes, Call 7 Days Sheds, Carports, Awnings, Glass Enclosures, Screened Rooms,Timber Decking. Flat Roofs, Pitched & Curved Roofs. 24 A division of Westside Awnings Pty Ltd months INTEREST FREE TERMS AVAILABLE Family c p y d ye s ver 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 www.wedokitchens.com.au 3(/72//- 5NIT 'REAT 7ESTERN (WY 34 -!293 FREE BATHROOM QUOTES now offered by our recommended licenced renovators 50% OFF KITCHEN CABINETS All Kitchen Styles -- Limited Stock A family business with traditional values FREE QUOTES 9673 6789 2308077 3/7 Daryl & Kerry Murray N SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS 10am - 4pm N 12 DAY EXPRESS DELIVERY N 12 YEAR WARRANTY N FREE SOFT CLOSE DRAWERS N 100% AUSTRALIAN MADE SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave, CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2042424 2/8 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD 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
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