The Problem With Closing Air Vents During the Summer

Does closing air vents reduce energy consumption?

The summer season is upon Australia, and that means each and every air conditioning system in the country will be working full-time to keep Australians cool for the entire season. Operating air conditioners regularly also means huge energy consumption, which will certainly be reflected in the electricity bill at the end of each month.

As expected, people are trying to find ways to reduce energy costs while keeping cool temperatures inside their homes. One of the more common practices believed to help reduce energy costs is closing air vents.

On the surface, closing air vents during the summer is a sound idea, as it helps divert airflow from underused rooms of the house to key areas of the house, thereby maximising use of the conditioned air. In theory, this should help you reduce energy costs. But does it? Let’s hear from James, our resident air conditioning specialist.

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Electrician Parramatta

Electrician Parramatta – Questions To Ask When Hiring One

A licensed electrician Parramatta is a must

Dealing with the electrical components of your home may look easy but it requires years of training and practice. You should only hire a licensed electrician Parramatta to ensure that you hiring a professional and not dodgy joe.
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What Does It Mean If My Electric Elements Are Smoking?

“I see smoke”!

If there is one thing that we would certainly be alarmed about when it comes to our appliances, it would be seeing smoke come out of them. However, smoke from an appliance is only exclusively a sign of danger if the smoking appliance we’re talking about is your television, your DVD player or other electric devices that don’t have heating elements.

While smoke from an appliance like the electric heater, toaster, toaster oven, pizza oven or electric range could also be a danger sign, it, more often than not, isn’t. There are a number of reasons why these electric elements are smoking, and here are some of them.

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Flood Warning – 5 Ways To Protect Your Home

Floods Are Costly

Many parts of Australia are exposed to flooding due to heavy rain, especially in recent years. And unfortunately with floods comes the potential risk of costly damage to your property.

As a home-owner, there are steps you can take to help protect your property from major flood damage. Here they are.

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House Painters Sydney – Why Ask for Eco-Friendly Paint?

House Painters Sydney: VOCs versus non VOCs

Most Australians are choosing the Eco-friendly lifestyle. It’s not just a fad or a trend, but a lifestyle that can protect your health and well-being. This fact covers a wide scope of arenas including house painting. You may find that many house painters Sydney tradies prefer using paints with no VOCs over those with these chemicals. Read more

Plumber Inner West – When Do You Need One?

Plumbing, electricity, and heat: three necessities, not three options! So at what point do you have to enlist the best plumber Sydney Inner West has to offer, and at what point can you take corrective measures and solve your own plumbing dilemma? Let’s cover the latter first. It is actually illegal to do any work to plumbing on your own. Only a professional, licensed plumber can do that. Read more

Plumber Eastern Suburbs: How To Reduce Water Wastage

If you are in search of the most experienced Sydney plumber in the Eastern Suburbs, we have some tips for you to use. Make certain you do a thorough search, check references, and most of all, interview them to make certain they are right for the job that you have in mind. One thing that is fascinating about plumbers is their wealth of knowledge on how to actually conserve the water that is pouring into your home. Read more

Install Safety and Security Measures for Your Rental Property

basic security measuresIf you have invested in rental property, it is very important to make it as safe and secure as you can make it. It is, after all, your obligation as landlord to keep not only your investment safe, but your tenants as well. Besides, you wouldn’t want to be sued by your tenants for neglect, would you?

By installing safety and security measures, your rental property will remain attractive to potential renters, and should keep your business going for a long time. Here are some safety and security measures you should provide for your rental property.

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Dealing With Moisture Problems at Home

There will always be moisture in the air in your home, especially when you live in a place with a more humid climate. While moisture in the air in general is okay and, in fact, important for good health, too much of it inside your home can lead to several issues. Aside from causing health problems, too much moisture in the air inside your home could also be detrimental to the structure of your own home.

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Make Your Rental Property Pet Friendly

As a landlord, you have the power to decide on many things that have to do with your rental property. If you don’t want to allow pets in your property, it is within your right to forbid any and all potential tenants from bringing their beloved cats and dogs with them. But is that really the smart way to go? If statistics are to be believed, you might want to change your mind about pets, and make your rental units pet friendly instead.

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