Tips to keep your home cool AND energy efficient this Summer
Here in Perth we have a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and clear blue skies for 70% of the year. The extreme heat during our Summer months can have a negative effect on the comfort level of your home if it’s not managed correctly.
It is also the time of year when power bills can surge in an effort to keep our homes cool. Infact approximately 40% of overall household energy use is for heating & cooling making them the largest energy user in the average Australian home.
Approx Household Energy Use
Heating & Cooling 40%
Water Heating 21%
Appliances (including refrigeration & cooking) 33%
The best way to cope with the heat in Summer and keep your house cool, while saving on your electricity bills, is to be prepared for it! Continue reading Prepare your home for the Summer heat
Make your Bedroom the Perfect Environment for Daytime Sleep
‘Generally, the body is programmed to sleep best overnight and to be most alert during the day and early evening. If you work night shift, it might not be easy to sleep enough or to sleep well during the day. If you start work very early in the morning, it might be hard to sleep in the evening.’
Lack of Sleep is an Occupational Hazard
‘Shiftworkers often complain of being tired, both on and off the job. It may be harder to concentrate and be alert while at work. This means there is more danger of accidents at work and on the road, driving to and from work.’ Continue reading Shift Work and your Sleep
A home burglary can be a terrifying experience. It can destroy your sense of safety within your own home and make you feel violated. Worse still, if you are home during a robbery the lives of you and your family could be at great risk!
Unfortunately, with Perth’s ever increasing population, an ongoing drug epidemic and a tough economy home burglaries and invasions are a very real threat.
By avoiding some common home security mistakes you can reduce your chances that a burglar will choose your home in favour of an easier target. Continue reading Common Home Security Mistakes
Is your child getting enough sleep?
‘Sleep is important for health and wellbeing at every age, but babies, children and adults sleep differently. The amount of time we spend in light and deep sleep varies depending on age. Babies are biologically programmed to sleep more lightly and wake more often than adults.’
‘On average, a young baby needs around 14 to 15 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period’ while ‘Toddlers need, on average, around 10 to 12 hours sleep per night, and still need daytime naps’
Insufficient sleep causes problems, ‘Children of all ages need adequate sleep and rest. Babies may have trouble feeding properly or finishing their feeds if they are tired. They become over-tired very quickly which can make falling asleep and staying asleep harder. Older babies and toddlers may be more difficult to handle, since tiredness often translates into crankiness and tears.’
‘A child’s sleeping routine at night can be severely disrupted if they don’t get enough sleep during the day’ ‘Even if your child sleeps well at night, they still need a morning and or afternoon nap until at least around the age of two and a half to three years.’
How to create the perfect sleeping environment
The OzShut Team would like to wish all of its past, current and future customers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Please be aware of our closure dates for the festive season.
We will be closed from Wednesday 20th December onwards and will be re-opening again on Monday 8th January 2018 normal trading hours.
Thank you for your continued support of a West Australian Owned & Operated Business. The OzShut Team will return to provide the very best quality roller shutters and outstanding customer service in 2018 that you have become to know and trust.
IT’S official. The world has just experienced its hottest five-year period in history — and there are no signs of things cooling off.
From an article published on News.com.au “THE world has experienced its hottest five-year period ever”
“In Australia, 2017 was the third hottest year on record. This means seven of the 10 hottest years have happened since 2005, according to the Climate Council.”
“This is human-caused climate change in action,” “Climate is not weather, (which) can go up and down from year to year. What counts is the longer-term change, which is clearly upwards.”
9 Lends a Hand
OzShut Roller Shutters was proud to be a part of a recent television special on Perth’s Channel Nine called ‘9 Lends a Hand’.
Presented by TV celebrity Rob Palmer, former The Block contestant Luke, Perth radio host Lisa Fernandez and a surprise visit from The Block’s Ronnie and Georgia. OzShut along with other Perth businesses and volunteers from the community surprised the Kelmscott Junior Football Club with a makeover of their club rooms. Continue reading OzShut on Channel 9
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Based on RAC home burglary insurance claims data for 2016, they compiled the list of the worst Perth suburbs for home break-ins.
“RAC Manager Home Claims, Glen Walker, said according to RAC insurance claims data for the year, Gosnells is up from fourth place in 2015 to number one, followed by Morley, Thornlie and Balga.” Continue reading Worst Perth suburbs for break-ins!
New Product Release! OzScreen available from October!
OzShut is pleased to announce the new release Lifestyle OzScreen to its range of quality home improvements. Continue reading OzShut Releases NEW OzScreen Product!