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    Energy saving renovations: Part 1 - Water-wising your home

    Published on 29 January 2019, Tuesday, 5:22 AM

    With skyrocketing power prices across the nation set to climb even higher with the introduction of the government's carbon tax, energy saving is likely to be on the forefront of people's minds.

    For homeowners looking to save cash, carrying out some energy saving work around the property can ease the burden of rising bills.

    Water-wising your home is an effective way to minimise wastage and leave more money in your wallet when the bills roll around.

    For a bathroom DIY project why not replace your dated toilet system with a dual flush variety? This can save you significantly - around 35,000 litres annually to be exact!

    Other water saving tips include fixing leaking taps around the house. Just one slow leak can see 20,000 litres of water down the gurgler each year - literally!

    Why not switch on the cold water function on your dishwasher and washing machine? This will save you almost 80 per cent on your laundry power costs.

    And as a part of your garden DIY project, you can also implement some water saving strategies outside. Using mulch on your garden instead of soil will maximise water retention - reducing evaporation by 70 per cent.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.