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Home Living : July 3rd 2012
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: 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 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. BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ We supply •Carports & awning kits • Metal roofing •Guttering • Flashings & all roofing accessories METAL ROOFING PRODUCTS PTY LTD We service the whole Sydney Metropolitan Area 82 Glendenning Road Glendenning Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au AMMIT 2179174 26/6 NO OBLIGATION FREE MEASURE & QUOTE KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 BUILT IN WARDROBES www.kingwardrobe.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 2181890 20/3 DIY Wardrobes Cut to size 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 Make More Money Using Your Current Home GRANNY FLATS AND STUDIOS PTY LTD Builder of Quality Granny Flats Designed and built for your lifestyle Division of Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains www.grannyflatsandstudios.com.au 1300 721 150 MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C FREE Full feasibility study of your property Granny Flats and Studios 2201012 31/02 $1800* $1800* C7 / 101 Rookwood Rd. Yagoona 2199 02 9709 4972 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 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
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