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Get all fired up this winter

Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Gas Works are the Gas Log Fire experts. No one knows gas like Gas Works and they stock all the top brands like Eseca, Cannon, Rinnai, Regency, Heatmaster,  Pecan Nectre and more.

With power prices rising and gas prices falling there has never been a better time to convert to gas. Plus right now there are great natural gas rebates to be had. Rebates on space heating, ducted heating, hot water and connection.

Mr Philip Andrews Chairperson of the Gas Works groups said “These are very generous rebates. This year the rebates for installing natural gas space heating is double over last year. In fact if you are not connected to natural gas you can apply for over $2,000 in rebates. As part of the rebated scheme this year there is a new incentive to connect to natural gas. Natural gas is not subject to outages like power has been of late and you seldom hear of interruption of service.” Mr Andrews went on to say “With 5 stores, Gas Works have tremendous buying power with manufactures and only stock top quality brands. Take the South Australian made Pecan Nectre for instance, this unit comes with a free standard flue kit and after the natural gas rebates you can have a beautiful romantic gas log fire in your home for a little more than a $1,000 (plus installation) and the Australian Gas Network offer free connection as an added bonus (T&C’s apply). So if you are looking for economical option to heat your home that is fair more environmentally friendly than coal fired produced electricity then gas is a great option whether it be Gas Log Fire, an easy to install, portable space heater or the convenience of  whole of home ducted solution, then gas could be for you”.

The modern gas log fires look so realistic and many can heat more than one room. They are available as freestanding units or can be built in. Gas Works are on the cutting edge of home installation and can design and build mock chimney breasts to house the fires and the necessary flue and duct work.

 

Leading brands like Eseca and Rinnai offer models that are 5 star plus in efficiency so they not only look stylish but helps to save on running costs as well. In addition some of the models have option like river pebbles rather than the traditional logs. Sleek refined and elegant are words that Mr Andrews used to describe some of the fires as we walked around the store and viewed extensive range that Gas Works offer.

The Better Living series of info-videos feature additional information for those looking to invest in their homes and offer unbiased advice on subjects like gas heating, hot water services, air conditioning solutions and solar power. All are readily available to view for free on the Gas Works website. The Gas Works website is very comprehensive and they feel the best way to advise many customers is an in-home obligation free consultation.

With 5 convenient locations that cover the north, east, west and south there is bound to be a store near you.

DIY Air conditioning, good idea or not?

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

It’s been a long hot summer as predicted and it’s not over yet. We still have one third of summer still to come and we all know that March can also be hot. While we are currently experiencing some milder days just now, don’t lulled into a false sense of security.

When the temperature soars some people will do anything to get cool, as the video shows.

So you are thinking about air conditioning your home here are some things to think about:

1. Decision time – There are a number of different types of air conditioning from portable systems to fully ducted reverse cycle systems.Which will be best for you? You first need to decide what your needs are and what sort of budget you have. Your home is, for most, the biggest investment you have, so if you have the budget don’t scrimp. However if you only have a few hundred to spend then a portable unit may be better than nothing. It least it will allow you to sleep at night.

Next step up is a single room High Wall Spilt System Room air conditioner or an in window unit. While these will not cool multiple rooms it will effectively cool the intended area. From here your next step up is a ducted system and here again there are choices. You can select from either an evaporative system or refrigerated reverse cycle. Now there are pros and cons for each. Reverse cycle will heat you home in winter as well as cool it  in summer. Evaporative systems are cheaper to buy and run however will only cool you home. (see What is Evaporative Air Conditioning video) however evaporative can be teamed with ducted gas heating. (see Ducted Gas Heating and Evaporative Air Conditioning video)

2.Size – Yes it does matter when it comes to air conditioning. Too small a unit will struggle on the really hot days so far better to get a system that can cope than spend a less and be disappointed ( see What size air conditioning do I need video)

3 – It’s in the stars – Energy star ratings are there to guide you as to the efficiency of the unit. Remember no point in having  an air conditioning system if you can’t afford to run. For argument sake you may need a 6kw system to cool your home now the price will vary between brands.  As a rule of thumb the cheaper the unit the less efficient it will be.  (see Energy Star Rating video)

4 – Shop around – The only way you’ll if a price is realistic is if you shop around however it is critical that you compare apples with apples.

5 – Talk to those who install systems as well as sell them. The so called box moves just want to sell you a unit, where as someone who is going to sell you the unit and install it too has a vested interest in making sure you are buying the right unit in the first place.

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