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How to Create a Cosy Winter Bedroom

How to Create a Cosy Winter Bedroom

On some days, those cold winter months never seem to end. We leave our houses in the morning when it’s dark, cosied up in a coat and scarf and come back in the evening only to do the same thing again the next day. It’s tiring and makes us really miss those 30+ degrees summer months.

A super cosy bedroom can help you to get through the winter blues. Snuggling up under blankets, pillows and quilts, reading a good book or ...

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Energy Efficient Heating for the Whole House

Energy Efficient Heating for the Whole House

Autumn is truly underway, the days and nights are getting noticeably colder and winter is almost here. Most of us have already had a few evenings in front of the fireplace or snuggled up with a good movie while the heater was on for the first time in over 6 months.

As nice as summer was, the colder days always seem to come as a little shock and Australians instinctively turn to cranking up the heating. ...

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How to keep cool without Air Conditioning

How to keep cool without Air Conditioning

Summer is finally here! But it’s not without its ironies – after all, we spend time enduring chilly weather, waiting for the mercury to rise, but as soon as it does we’re also quick to complain. “It’s summer, hooray!” seems to turn to “I can’t sleep because it’s too hot at night!” in a matter of days. Air conditioning is a wonderful luxury for keeping cool, but sometimes, it’s simply not on the cards. In a home without an ...

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Finding Fujitsu

Finding Fujitsu

At Betta, we’re big believers in reverse cycle air-conditioners. They’re a hard proposition to argue with – they’re one appliance that works hard to create a comfy environment through all the seasons. One appliance also means a one-off installation, and so less hassle all round.

While not the most glamorous of home appliances, we’d guess that if most Aussies had to name a random Air Conditioner brand, they’d pick Fujitsu. They’ve been a staple in Australian homes for years, and ...

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Electric Blanket Safety

Electric Blanket Safety

It’s hard to describe in words how good the feeling of a warm bed in winter really is. Of course, if you own an electric blanket, you probably already know that feeling! They’re a great convenience, but questions of safety around them do tend to pop up every winter, and rightly so. Comfort is lovely but there’s nothing more important than safety!

Standards of Electric Blanket Safety in Australia

In Australia, we have certain standards that all electric blankets and pads ...

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Energy Efficiency – How To Save Energy In Winter

Energy Efficiency – How To Save Energy In Winter

As Game of Thrones fans like to say, winter is coming. In fact, it’s nearly upon us! The chilly season can be a little expensive with the electricity and gas bills that follow it, however. To tackle that, we’ve put together six tips for saving energy this winter.

Heat from the sun

The sunny, sunny winter daytime has an impact on the heat in your home. By keeping south-facing curtains and blinds open during the day, heat will enter room. Keep them ...

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Portable Air Conditioners

Portable Air Conditioners

How do you find respite from the summer heat if you can’t install an air conditioning system in your home?

If making permanent changes to the walls or structure of your home is not allowed or just not possible, consider a portable air conditioner. These units can be moved from room to room and, on the performance and functionality scale, sit between a fan and an air conditioning system, in that they are better at cooling than the former ...

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How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is officially on its way, which means we can look forward to all the good stuff, like mangoes, cricket and Christmas-time! The warmer days also mean a lot more air conditioner usage, so it’s a good idea to prepare your unit at home for the new season.

There aren’t too many parts of air conditioners that owners can service – most need a professional’s touch to ensure they’re handled smoothly and safely. The exception for most models is the ...

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Kambrook Comforts On Cold Nights

Kambrook Comforts On Cold Nights

How do you keep your home toasty and warm in winter? We’ve recently been impressed by Kambrook’s latest range of heaters – take a look for yourself below.

Kambrook’s improved technology sees its new ceramic heaters work even quicker to generate warmth instantly in small and larger spaces.

They may be small but don’t be fooled, fan heaters can certainly pack a punch. By heating the air and distributing warmth around the room with its oscillation function, this fan heater actually ...

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How to Have a Healthy Winter

How to Have a Healthy Winter

There are plenty of things to love about winter, but the sniffles definitely isn’t among them! Staying healthy in the colder months is more of a challenge, but there are some very simple ways to give yourself a fighting chance, and to keep the tissue box at bay!

Wash your hands

The simplest tip of all! It stands to reason that if more people get sick in the winter months, there will be more germs flying around. Help stop them by washing ...

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