Scorching Sun

Natural Cooling this Summer

With electricity prices seemingly rising quicker than the mercury on a day in January, your average Aussie family is going to be searching for cost effective alternatives to using Air Con this scorching summer season. Here are a couple of simple ideas to help keep your home cool: Heat Prevention is better than cure Shading…

Pollen Flower

Eliminate hay fever suffering

It’s Spring, which we all know is hay fever season. 20% of us suffer from Allergic Rhinitis – otherwise known as hay fever. It’s characterised by an itchy, runny nose, frequent sneezing, watery eyes and your sinuses, throat and ears can also be affected. The impact on quality of life can be enormous; affecting mood,…

Summer tips

Updating your Ventis settings for summer The Ventis system can introduce cooler night air into your home, creating a cooler, fresher and more restful environment.  As every home is different, your Ventis settings can be tailored to suit. However, we suggest the following: Reduce your set point to between 18 and 20 degrees Switch ‘Heating’…

Bary du Bois

Barry du Bois Mould recipe

How to Remove Mould Determine if the surface the mould is growing on is porous or nonporous. In many cases the porous surfaces on which mould is growing will need to be thrown out or replaced if badly stained. This includes clothing, carpet and even silicone in the shower. Bleach as a remediation method is not strongly recommended…

Baby Sleeping

Will a home ventilation system help you sleep?

Sleep is important. Most of us need seven to nine hours’ of it a night. Without enough sleep, life somehow doesn’t seem so great. And if you’re sleep deprived for too long the effects can be more serious than just an irritable disposition. Ongoing sleep deprivation can lead to depression, decreased cognitive capability and even…

Warm Home

Can you harness free warmth from your home?

Heating your home is expensive. There are ways to reduce this cost, though — by harnessing heat generated by the sun. The sun’s power is incredible. In fact, Australia has the highest average solar radiation per square meter of any continent in the world. Every year countless KWh of solar energy radiate upon Aussie rooftops.…

Cool Home Sleep

Too hot? Don’t open your windows

It’s summer time — the best part of the year. And while you enjoy all the pleasures that summer affords, like swimming, sunbathing and boating, etc., night time isn’t always so much fun — when you want to get to sleep, that is. What’s the problem? Well, the thing that makes summer so good is…