Mar20
Posted by Image Buildings

An industry first - Sub-Zero has reconfigured the Built in Side by Side Refrigerator/Freezer to provide chilled water AND ice inside the refrigerator. The redesign has also included improved energy efficiency. The Built in Side by Side 48SID now has variable speed compressors and vacuum sealed panels within its insulation. This makes this model 20% more energy efficient than the next best built in refrigerator and so energy efficient it runs on less power than a 60watt light bulb.

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Mar17
Posted by Image Buildings

Wattage is used to compare the energy consumption of heaters and other appliances.  The higher the watts, the more electricity an appliance will use.  For example, a 2400 watt radiant heater can use six times the amount of electricity as a 400 watt convection heater.

So how can a convection heater effectively warm a room when it uses so little electricity?

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Mar15
Posted by Image Buildings

Word of mouth, if you're lucky enough to hear any, is still the best way to find a good builder. You may need to expand your web a little, and talk not just to friends and acquaintances and professionals in the construction industry.

The two main building awards in Australia may yield some names; The Housing Industry Association and the Master Builders' Association insist their members comply with a code of ethics, so you can be assured a builder attached to theses association is reputable.

What should I ask a builder at a first interview and what should I look out for?

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