A few days in-a-row north of 25 degrees, and everyone begins dreaming of getting a pool. Before you book the earthmoving machines, here’s what’s involved in installing a swimming pool into your backyard – from costs to laws and regulations, and heating options like gas.
The weather is warming up and the great Australian barbecue season is beginning. Firing up the grill is almost a mandatory summer activity, but do you know your way around the flames? We’re here to help with this guide to maintenance, cooking and the age-old debate of gas vs coal.
It’s August. It’s bitingly cold outside, our clothes take forever to dry, and even football can’t cheer us up anymore. Worse, leaving the house has become a daily struggle. Don’t worry, we have the solution: just don’t leave the house. Embrace the season of ‘nup’ by staying in instead. We’ve made the comprehensive checklist of everything you need for the perfect night in, from the right company, to the least boring board games and the vital streaming services. Don your comfiest house pants, you’ll be loving winter in no time.
‘Tis the season to indulge, and we’re cooking with gas – literally. As an extension of the Love Winter campaign, we go on a global adventure to uncover the best comfort foods from the around the world, including the UK’s shepherd’s pie, America’s low-n-slow barbecue meats, Poland’s hearty pierogis, Japan’s Katsu curry and Italy’s potato and rosemary pizza (carbs on carbs, we’re in).
Are you considering making the switch to natural gas? Or are you looking to expand the range of gas-based appliances in your household? Well, look no further. We’ve compiled the latest and greatest in gas technology for the home, including solutions for heating, cooling, cooking, outdoor and laundry. Remember, the more appliances you have running on natural gas, the less you’ll pay per unit overall – so get connected and start saving.
When the temperature drops, it’s time to crank up your home’s comfort levels and get ready to love winter. Here are five smart ways you can turn your home into a first-rate hibernation station that’ll get you all fired up about those winter nights cosied up on the couch.
Australians are increasingly turning to natural gas hot water systems when they’re building, renovating or replacing an old system. It’s not surprising that uptake of natural gas hot water systems is rising – they’re far more environmentally-friendly, they’re more affordable and perform better, too.
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed when you’re in the market for a home. Let’s face it, the price tags have so many zeros attached these days, there’s little doubt this is the biggest investment of your life. But it’s also thrilling. As you walk through the front door at an open inspection, your heart might skip a beat as you wonder ‘is this the one?’
There’s nothing like entertaining on a hot summer night – the kids dip in and out of the pool in the twilight hours while succulent meat sizzles on the barbecue. If you’re planning to host events at home, not just in summer, but into the cooler months, it’s worth ensuring that your outdoor area is set to shine.
Committing to sustainability around the home might feel like a challenge, but there are easy ways to reduce your impact on the environment without making it a chore. Simply being aware of your household habits and making some small changes can make a big difference. When you choose sustainability, you’ll not only save money now but you’ll also invest in the next generation’s future.
Natural gas is not only an integral part of millions of Aussie homes and business, it’s a huge contributor to our economy. And if forecasts ring true, natural gas is set to play an even bigger role in helping this country transition to a cleaner energy future.
A natural gas heater can provide you with a happy medium between a warm home this winter and an energy bill that won’t give you a heart attack. Efficient, economical, better for the environment and built to last, natural gas heaters are also a great way to keep your place cosy as temperatures drop.
In recent months, Australia’s energy supply has catapulted from a pressing issue to a hot button topic. Electrical outages are now more common and electricity prices are going through the roof. It’s little wonder so many Australians (most especially those in South Australia and Victoria) are feeling frustrated at being left without the basic utilities they need to keep their lives ticking along.
Taking stock of your home power usage - and wondering how you can make your energy mix that little bit greener? Then it’s worth considering natural gas. At a time when alternative energy innovations are big news, one environmentally friendly option has been in front of us all along.
Combining the efficiency of a solar system with the reliability of a gas system is a powerful and economical way to power your premises. Here’s how to go about it.
Essential things every builder needs to know about connecting natural gas in a new home.
Every day more Australians are looking to connect to natural gas in Australia. To promote natural gas and assist new customers connect, Australian Gas Networks is currently offering a number of natural gas rebates for existing home customers. Read on to find out more about the rebates and savings that you could pass onto your customers.
Australian homes are some of the biggest in the world. We break down this growing trend in the Aussie real estate market, and take a look at how we stack up internationally.
Barbecuing is a huge part of Australian culture. Whether it’s to celebrate Australia Day in summer or the Grand Final, chargrilling and smoking is central to our way of life. MasterChef contestant Sam Gant rounds up the top recipes for your natural gas powered barbie.
If you’re looking to bring your next renovation to life, natural gas is worth exploring. We look at what’s worth considering
Whether you’re fixing a problem or looking for a more efficient solution, connecting gas to your existing home is a no brainer.
When it comes to powering your home or office, we’re told we need to reduce our reliance on the electricity grid. And although we can’t all be completely self-sufficient, we can all do our bit to help reduce carbon footprint.
Do you know what type of energy mix is best suited to your home? Whether you’re considering moving house, or you’re in the process of building a new home, understanding how energy is most efficiently used throughout the home will help you get your energy mix right.
When it comes to powering your home, choosing between gas and electricity is one of the biggest decision you’ll make. Whether it’s the price of energy, the efficiency of appliances, or your home’s carbon footprint, there are several things to consider when making your choice.
Installing a natural gas appliance requires expertise and knowledge, and should only ever be carried out by a qualified professional. But how can you be sure you’re hiring someone who knows exactly what they’re doing? The key is knowing what to look for…
Just like fashion, our homes represent who we are; they tell our story. To help you tell yours, we sit down with leading interior designer, Frances Cosway to find out what’s hot, and what’s not.