Whether we like it or not, it is time to assess the way we warm up our homes this winter. Compounding last July's 17 per cent energy cost increases, we are not looking down the barrel of the carbon tax impacting our household budgets even further. Horst Lueckl reports.by Horst Lueckl
Recent changes to Federal Government rebates make now a great time to revisit whether insulation is the right way to provide year-round comfort to your home.by Alicia Brodersen
With the cold winter months approaching, it pays to know the most environmentally friendly ways to stay warm and save on mounting electricity and water bills.by Alicia Law
Winter may be almost upon us, with temperatures dropping to bone-chilling depths, but that’s no reason to suffer the winter blues. Take matters into your own hands and warm up the wise way this winter.by Mark Chenery
With climate change on everyone’s lips these days and global warming seen as inevitable, it is well and truly time to consider some environmentally-friendly cooling options for your home this summer.by Mark Chenery
With summer well on its way, now is the time to consider the benefits of cooling down your home with air conditioning. Peninsula Living looks at the different systems on offer, and tips on how to save money on operating costs.by Sally Williams
There is nothing worse than coming home to a hothouse in summer and a fridge in winter. Homes are all about comfort—they are our refuges from daily toils. And the most basic creature-comforts start with a good heating and cooling system. Here’s how to keep your cool and turn up the heat … when you want.
With the approach of the cooler weather, it’s time to think about the best ways of keeping your home snug throughout winter.
Insulating your home is one of the best investments you can make. The money you spend brings you comfort throughout the year, cuts down your energy costs … and even contributes to keeping the planet healthy.
Does your home ever smell stale or musty? A simple solution to indoor air-quality problems is good ventilation. Peninsula Living looks at ways of keeping your home environment healthy and your family free of mould-related ailments.
If your present home-heating system is due for an overhaul, brace yourself against the coming cooler temperatures. Alternatively, try one of the following heating solutions.
When the heat is on, you need to cool down. Peninsula Living looks as what’s available on the market in way of air-conditioners.
Keeping warm doesn’t have to mean hefty energy bills, if you follow Peninsula Living’s guide to heating the home.
When the days are getting shorter and there’s a chill in the air at night. Its time to start thinking about how to reduce those high-energy bills that seem inevitable once the heaters are turned on.