According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average Australian household spends $99 on energy every week. For families on tight budgets, that's a lot of cash. If you can't understand why your energy bills are so high, take a look at these five common culprits. Are these five energy-hungry appliances pushing up your bills? 1. Heating and Cooling Systems In most Australian homes, heating and cooling systems account for a higher proportion of household energy usage than any other appliance.
25 May 2016
If not well managed, surface runoff from rain can be a nuisance and health hazard. You will find it hard to navigate to different places in your garden, you'll deal with mud long after the rains are gone and you may risk suffering from waterborne diseases such as bilharzia when it floods. Thankfully, you can manage this water menace using stormwater pits. You can choose from any of the following stormwater pits to manage the runoff in your home:
25 May 2016
Bush regeneration refers to the process of removing invasive weeds and vegetation in a plot of land and replacing them with native plants. This can be done for aesthetics; some invasive weeds are simply not very attractive and don't flower or bloom. It can also be done to better support the environment, as native species of plants might provide a healthier habitat for insects and local wildlife. Whatever your needs for bush regeneration in a plot of land, note a few common mistakes you want to avoid so you know the job is done right.
23 May 2016
Hiring a skip bin is a great way to dispose of large amounts of waste. It's also favourable as most skip bin hire companies also empty the bins for you when you've filled it up. Therefore cheap skip bins are essentially vital components to get rid of waste from your house remodelling or rebuilding projects. There are, however, considerations you need to take regarding the environment in your skip bin. Pests are attracted to the dark and quiet environment a skip bin creates.
17 May 2016
If you throw oil down the drain, it can solidify, block pipes and even cause sewers to back up. It can create problems within the plumbing at your restaurant or in sewer pipes in the surrounding area. Here are some tips on ensuring you don't create an issue with your oil: 1. Donate old fryer oil. The fryer is the biggest source of used oil in your restaurant, and depending on how many fried items you have on the menu, you may have several litres of oil to dispose of on a regular basis.
16 May 2016
The appearance of your residential landscape matters a lot because it creates the first impression of your home in the eyes of visitors. Aside from having good landscaping knowledge and skills, every landscaper needs to have the right supplies in order to create a truly nice-looking landscape. If you are looking for tools and equipment you can use to take proper care of your home lawn as a do-it-yourselfer, here are a few basic ones you should own.
13 May 2016
Rainwater tanks are a good way to collect rainwater and keep it safe and ready to use, to cut down on your use of city-supplied water and save on your utility bills. You can use the rainwater for your own home's plumbing system or for chores like washing the car and watering the lawn. When you're ready to buy a rainwater tank, you might have a few basic questions about the right type and how they're installed; note some of these questions below and then discuss them with a contractor so you make the right decision.
13 May 2016