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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2017

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2 Tuesday [Edition datE] June 20 2017 32 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi HOME PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES Heating the home over winter With the colder days, we are turning on the heating. The best way to heat a home depends on its age and construction. As up to a third of household energy goes on heating, insulating an older home is a starting point. All homes require heating on dull cold days however, insulated double glazed homes hold heat in for longer and those built to the sun capitalise on free energy. Aim for a healthy comfortable temperature with no chill in the air, avoiding over-heating that leads to the need to peel off clothes, and unnecessary electricity expenditure. Electricity, gas, solar, pellet and log fires are all potential heating sources. A log fire is economical if there is a supply of affordable dry wood while heat pumps are the most cost effective while gas fires add ambience. Unflued gas heaters are the most expensive. Underfloor heating feels great. It is more efficient if people spend time at home though it will translate to larger power bills. As it takes time to heat up, it is usually left on which can make the house uncomfortably hot on a sunny day. Centrally heating can also be effective. Pipes or ducts might be used to feed warm air throughout the home or from a log burner. Ceiling fans are also good for circulating warm air within a room. Central or water solar heating utilises the sun’s free energy with the latter more cost effective, however, with new storage batteries coming onto the market, solar power may be a real alternative soon. Portable heaters also have their place, quickly heating a room or eliminating the chill in a bedroom. Fan heaters warm the air but are less effective than column or radiant heaters that warm objects holding heat in a room for longer. Using heaters with a timer also allows temperature control avoiding wasting power and meaning they are safer with children. Central heating or ceiling mounted heat pumps can circulate warm air around the home. Log fires are economical where a supply of affordable dry wood. Gas fires add ambience. UNFEHLBAR BUILDING Licensed Building Practitioner Guy Brady Certified Builder ■ 40 Years experience ■ Winner of several House of the Year awards ■ Servicing Selwyn area ■ Project management ■ Full contract or labour only ■ New housing ■ Alterations Phone: 03 347 8158 Mobile: 021 664 805 Email: Heat pumps are the most cost effective form of heating. HALF PRICE DOUBLE GLAZING! Before After when you add aluminium windows & doors with Ultimate Design & Renovation. Have your new aluminium windows & doors installed now & pay nothing until June 2018 Conditions apply CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE NO OBLIGATION APPOINTMENT 03 349 8951 • 8 Moncur Place, Addington STOP LEAVES birds, snow, hail & vermin from blocking up your spouting Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with unique patented louvre which will even keep out pine needles. Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty, range of colours Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years. FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING WATER FROM YOUR ROOF. NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL MICRO MESH Call Rohan Rudd anytime Mon-Sat for a no-obligation assessment & quote 0800 486 532 Need a Professional Need a Professional Electrician? Electrician? Call Laser Electrical! Call Laser Electrical! 0800 438 0800 527 Call Laser Electrical 438 527 Rolleston! Need a Professional Electrician? Need a Professional Electrician? Call Laser Electrical! • Residential • Industrial • Commercial • Rural • Dairy 24 hour on-call service 0800 438 527 Laser Electrical Rolleston 831 Jones Road, Rolleston 0800 LASER 4 U (0800 527 374) LE0303

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday [Edition June 20 datE] 2017 33 3 HOME PROFESSIONALS Showroom’s new look will inspire Great Range Of Gifts In Store Florist | Fresh & Silk Flowers | Wall Art | Clocks | Gifts | Vases | Lamps | Home Furnishing | Jewellery Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm Shop 15 Rolleston Square, Rolleston Phone 03 347 1068 Home furnishings displays offer ideas and help us decide which fabrics and accessories are right for us. Maxine, Lorna and Sylvia realise this and have been busy creating a display showroom at the front of Classic Curtains and Interiors. “It’s a work in progress with exciting things happening,” explains Maxine. The shop still has a workroom at the rear while the layout at the front of the store, is gradually being changed into a bright new showroom that will feature fabulous fabrics, cushions and upholstered furniture to inspire interior design. A Mood Board is also planned, which will be updated seasonally. People will also be able to see the displays through the windows, after hours. “We’ve still a little to do however, most of our new showroom is already in place,” advises Maxine who says that soon to be erected new signage, will give the store more street presence. Classic Curtains and Interior’s new showroom layout will also showcase the wide range of services they offer including making and supply of curtains and blinds, selling a large selection of cushions as well as offering an upholstery service. You will also want to check out the large assortment of short and long stock rolls of curtain fabrics and linings in-store. These are selling for $50 a roll. To keep the house warmer over winter, Classic Curtains CLASSIC CUSHIONS Classic style with a contemporary look. See our range of fabrics and cushions in store today. and Interiors can assist with thermal or blockout curtaining. This also keeps a room cooler in summer, making it a worthwhile investment. Another great reason for blockout lining, is keeping light out of bedrooms and entertainment areas. Classic Curtains and Interiors are located at 817 Jones Road (on the Izone side of Rolleston). They are open: 9am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9.00-12.00, Saturdays. You can contact them on 03 347 4295 or by emailing: info@classiccurtains. nz. Their website is: Classic Curtains & Interiors Curtains | Blinds | Upholstery | Fabrics | Cushions 817 Jones Road, Rolleston | Ph 03 347 4295 | Canterbury Ltd • Pipes, valves, fittings sales • Filtration supply and installation • Pump service, repairs and maintenance • Bore flush and development • Bore pump sales, servicing and maintenance • Quotations for water system designs and water testing • We also sell, service and repair most pump brands including sewage pumps Sales and service | After hours service call Jason 021 649 944 or Mike 021 560 044 0800 GRUNDFOS / 0800 478 633