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Space heating and cooling

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Space heating and cooling appliances usually use the most energy in households. They account for around 40 percent of household energy use in Australia, and around one-third in New Zealand. So selecting the right heating and cooling systems can have a big impact on energy costs.

There are several choices available to provide heating and cooling services to your home, including air conditioners, evaporative coolers, ceiling and pedestal fans, electric and wood heaters, gas heaters and hydronic and in-slab heating.

Only air conditioners are covered by national mandatory energy efficiency requirements in Australia. Visit the below links for information about choosing heating and cooling options for your home.

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