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Design Windows has keeping warm in winter
covered when it comes to double glazing and
From industrial to domestic windows, Design
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including ranchsliders, bifolds, doors, roof lights
and louvres, while offering retro glazing of existing
windows as well.
“Basically you keep the existing frames and we
change the existing glass replacing it with double
glaze, or we can provide the complete window
with a wide variation of colours for the joinery,”
Design Windows project manager Rob Myers said.
“ The benefits of double glazing is it keeps the
home much warmer, there’s a saving of money on
“Double glazing reduces condensation and
regulates the temperature allowing the inside of
the home to be cooler in summer and warmer in
Design Windows has a full complement of
experienced staff highly skilled in all aspects of
aluminium joinery. They work with Altherm, New
Zealand’s largest brand in aluminium windows.
The aluminium joinery is locally made at the
company site at Kaiata Park and uses the Low
E (low emissivity) glass which is the top of the
range, adding to improvements in every area of
Tinted glass is also an option for customers
giving the added bonus of doing away with net
They also have handles and latches.
“ We can provide thermally broken frames which
have a plastic break between the aluminium, that
further reduces condensation and heat loss, while
our ranchslider and bifold options include the
Smart Wood range which is timber and aluminium
The nationwide company celebrated its 30th
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“Size is not an issue when it comes to windows
and we provide the full height windows from floor
“ We offer a no obligation quote and are just a
phone call away, our professional staff will come
and check your property out. Come out and
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The first winter energy bill can come as a shock
but there are ways you can avoid running up big
bills, according to EECA Energy Wise.
Technical adviser Christian Hoerning said it
was important not to scrimp on heating because
living in a cold, damp house can cause respiratory
and other illnesses. However, Mr Hoerning says
many households can save on their hot water
bills without compromising comfort.He suggests
running a bucket test to find out if you can cut
your hot water use.
“ Turn the shower on to a comfortable hot
temperature. If the shower fills a 10 litre bucket in
less than a minute, it’s wasting water, energy and
If the shower fills the bucket in only 40 seconds,
a family of four could save about $500 a year on
their electricity bills.
“You can replace your shower head for one with
a more efficient flow rate of 9 litres a minute or
less or you can install an inexpensive shower flow
restrictor to your existing shower (9 litres a minute
or less),” Mr Hoerning says.
“An efficient shower head gives you a great
shower - we are not suggesting you shower in a
trickle of water.”
If people in your house have 20 minute showers,
you might want to look at the maths, according to
“In a household of four, each minute you add to
your shower time is about $100 a year.”
Washing your clothes in cold water will also
save you money.
Mr Hoerning calculates that at four loads a
week, cold water washes could save you about
$55 - $80 each year.
Shopping around for an energy supplier which
best meets your needs is another way you can
greatly reduce your energy costs. The What’s My
Number website is a free and independent tool
which allows you to do just that.
Last winter New Zealanders visited the What’s
My Number website more than 60,000 times,
with the national average for estimated savings
identified by the site coming in at $175 annually,
and with many families saving up to $500.
How many times have you turned to flannelette
pyjamas, woolly socks, hot water bottles and
electric blankets when the temperature drops
at night and you struggle to stay warm in bed?
You might be surprised to learn how much
temperature really affects sleep.
It is often overlooked, but regulating your room
temperature at night can make all the difference
to the quality of your sleep says Kirsten Taylor,
sleep specialist and founder of award winning
Kiwi company, Sleep Drops.
This is especially relevant to those who do not
have access to shelter or items such as heaters,
particularly during the winter months. A good
night’s sleep is essential to overall health and well-
“Sleep is something which should be universally
accessible to people across all age and income
brackets. However sadly not everyone has access
to shelter and a warm bed, we should all spare a
thought for those who go without,” she says.
There are more than 100 people sleeping rough
in Auckland’s city centre alone, and thousands
of vulnerable people living in unsuitable
Kirsten says the optimal room temperature
for a good night’s sleep is around 18.5degC. But
everyone is different.
“ Throughout the daytime your body
temperature naturally rises and falls, which is
linked to your sleep cycle.
When you begin to feel drowsy in the early
evening, your core temperature will decrease
slightly, reaching its lowest level in the early hours
of the morning. From then it will start to increase
slowly, helping you to feel more alert in the
morning,” she says.
Kirsten says this is why a comfortable
temperature is so crucial for a good night’s sleep.
“If it is either too hot or too cold, this will interfere
with your body’s natural temperature circadian
rhythm, resulting in a disruptive sleep.”
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