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Summer

Save money with the sun

There's lots of sun in summer, so turn it into an ally.

Clothes on a line drying in the sun

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Give your clothes dryer a rest and use the sun as your dryer. Even if you live in an apartment, you may be able to use a clothes rack on your balcony. Otherwise find a sunny spot inside. The sun also has natural bleaching powers so hang out your whites for some natural lightening. Nappies will be especially appreciative. Take advantage of the extra hours of sunshine to wash and dry bulkier items like blankets and rugs, or just give them an airing on the clothes line to freshen them up.

Most regions in Australia get lots of sunshine so consider using the power of the sun to provide energy for your home by installing a solar hot water system or solar power. A solar hot water system can provide up to 90% of your hot water needs.

 

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