Posts Tagged 'energy efficiency'

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 save Energy in the Laundry Room

How to save Energy in the Laundry Room

A normal household uses a lot of water and energy just to wash clothes – even more if a dryer is used. With current rising energy costs, it makes sense to try and reduce costs wherever possible. A simple starting point is the laundry room which can be optimised to not only save you time but also money:

Washing your Clothes

It’s a common misconception that all laundry item needs to be washed in water that is as hot as possible. ...

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7 Tips to Save Energy in the Kitchen

7 Tips to Save Energy in the Kitchen

The kitchen is an area in the house where a lot of energy is used. If you want to save energy and cut down your bill, it’s a good place to start with your kitchen appliances. We’ve put together our top 7 tips.

1 Energy Labelling

Appliance makes are always hard at work to make their whitegoods more energy and water efficient, and the modern kitchen reflects this. If you’ve got an ‘old reliable’ dishwasher, freezer or fridge ...

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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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Energy Conservation Tips for Summer

Energy Conservation Tips for Summer

Australia is a land of scorching summers and rising energy costs, so the need for energy conservation, especially on the hottest days of the year, is becoming more of a necessity.

Here are some ways to save on electricity during the summer months.

Energy Saving Appliances

Appliance usage accounts for about one-third of a home’s energy consumption. This consumption comes from the largest appliances in the home, such as the refrigerator. If you’re particularly concerned about your energy consumption, do an analysis ...

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Smart Ways to Shop

Smart Ways to Shop

by Adrian Mitchell

Online Reviews

When it comes to large purchases, whether it’s an appliance or a piece of furniture, it’s always good to do your research.  Whatever the item you’re after, there are usually plenty of reviews online, where previous purchasers report on their own shopping experiences and their time with the product.

One of the most important parts of looking at reviews online, but not quite the easiest, is working out whose reviews to trust. Most reviewers are regular people ...

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