With July - traditionally the coldest month of the year - just around the corner, you may be looking for economical ways to keep both yourself and your home warm this winter.
While Sydneysiders don't have it as bad as some parts of the country - Perth is experiencing icy lows of four degrees - the mercury is still struggling to pass the 15 degree mark.
But spare a thought for those in regional parts of the state, with the temperature gauge in Armidale plunging to minus two degrees and Canberrans shivering in 0 degree lows.
Insulating your home is one of the best ways to boost warmth around your house - also reducing the amount of cash you have to fork out come bill time.
Wall insulation, even DIY, can prove to be both expensive and labour intensive, however adding attic insulation is more affordable and can provide you with added warmth all year round.
While the insulation material is an important part of the job, you also need the right equipment to get the job done. Access can be difficult to attics and ceiling areas, however ladders and trestles available from your local Kennards Hire can assist you in the job.
The use of safety gear, including masks and goggles is important when working with insulation material because of its fibrous nature.