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Home Living : September 2nd 2008
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 2, 2008 ................................................ HOMELIVING Basic energy savings If you are starting a renovation or adding an extension to the home, you can save money in the long- run by investing in some simple energy-efficient options now rather than later. According to EnergyAustralia's energy efficient expert Paul Myors the first place to start is with the building design. ''If you are still in the planning stage seek expert advice on the best building design and most energy- efficient building materials for your renovation,'' he said. ''For example if the living areas of your home are designed to face north, taking advantage of the winter sun and natural light, you can reduce your winter heating bills. ''Also windows designed to allow cross-ventilation through your home in summer can reduce or possibly eliminate the need for airconditioning. ''You should also consider installing ceiling and wall insulation, energy- efficient lighting, or if you are replacing the hot water system go for a solar one. It is much easier to get these things done during renovations rather than installing them afterwards.'' The BASIX scheme introduced by the State Government has made it mandatory to include practical energy efficiency measures for all alterations and additions to homes valued at $50,000 or over. This scheme operates on-line and sets simple and specific requirements to the sections of the home that are proposed for renovation work. Also if you are installing a swimming pool with a volume of 40,000 litres or more you are required to install a timer for the pool filter and are not permitted to install electric resistance pool heating. Details:Visit www.energy.com.au/ efficiency or call 131 535. Water wise The Alto tap fitting is available in bright chrome, and has a 5-star WELS rating to ensure water savings. Details: www.cass brothers.com.au The Yates Soil Saturator concentrate helps water penetrate into hard soil. Biogradable, it contains added seaweed and nutrients and is ideal for lawns, gardens and pots. The Soil Saturator ensures less water is needed in the garden. The Dorf oasis vegie mixer is ideal to have fitted in the kitchen. The WELS- rated fixture will save on water without you even noticing. Available at plumbing outlets. *Conditions Apply The gutter system that really works... "Easyflow....that's the go!!!" We solve problems others can't! www.easyflow.com.au 1800 897 444 Contractors Licence 61769C 2194647i hlc wk44 -- ADVERTISEMENT -- The biggest problem with guttering is incorrect fall. That is why conventional gutters pool water and overflow in heavy rain. EASYFLOW has solved the FALL problem with our AMAZING ADJUSTABLE BRACKET. SAVE WATER!! Conventional gutters can lose up to 50% of water..due to overflow. EASYFLOW will transfer ALL the water to your water tank. Don't waste a drop.....we guarantee our system to work... even in the heaviest downpour. NO MORE BLOCKED GUTTERS Raised filters prevent most blockages and most debris simply blows away. NO MORE RUST EASYFLOW GUTTERING truly is the gutter that works. That is why we give a 25YEAR 'RUST-FREE' WARRANTY AND A 10 YEAR "WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY" Ask about our Ezi-Pay. Up to 2 years to pay interest-free. No interest ever.* Easyflow system inventor CORRECT FLOW GUARANTEE! French Quilts Pillows Cushions Lamps Mirrors and much more 2071394i hlc wk44 • awnings • shutters • blinds • curtains Beat the Heat ORDER NOW to Reduce your Energy Bills this Summer Call us for a FREE measure, quote and advice ph 9938 4377 *Special offer ends 31 October 2008 SHUTTERS *FREE INSTALLATION on all timber shutters AWNINGS *FREE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION Applies to Remote Controlled Folding Arm Awnings only. Factory / Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 www.supershades.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org
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