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Little Jem

M J - yes, we found the same ! You don't actually save much water if you have to double-flush ...

   
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Lis

A very important factor - not even mentioned here - is the orientation of the house, living areas and bedrooms in the Southern hemisphere should face North (South in the Northern hemisphere), which reduces heating and cooling costs significantly and increases comfort levels.

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crjchristinejames1

Kevin McCleod’s suggestion for insulation around doors and windows is spot on. It’s remarkable how much room temperatures are affected by these leaks. Insulate, ceiling fans where possible, electrify everything gradually. We have a gas cooktop which when I open the cupboard beneath it leaks gas! Get rid of gas which is probably an active part of the air particles within those homes with gas installed. Let’s hope that double glazing technology & manufacturing improves in Australia in the near future.

   

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