Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Are Unflued Gas Heaters A Health Risk?

Click To Visit COUGH : Campaign Opposing Unflued Gas Heaters
The answer to these unflued gas heaters being a health risk for many people, is YES! Why is it that these heaters are banned in so many places, in so many countries!

Did you read your operation manual fully when you bought your unflued gas heater? If not, you may have missed the section where it stipulates, you must operate the unflued gas heater with a window open!

There is no question according to research found easily on the internet, about unflued gas heaters producing several by-products which are harmful to human health, at all ages! Why are these heaters banned in so many places?

Of these by-products the most noxious are:
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Nitrogen Dioxide
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Formaldehyde

Pick you poison carefully! Read this report Unflued Gas Heaters - Why Are You Putting Your Health At Risk?

Nearly all the homes we have taken our Home Energy Assessment Services to, are operating these unflued gas heaters in non-ventilated rooms. And the householders are totally unaware of any ventilation requirement.

Should their health be penalised because they did not read the operating instructions? That is a very weak argument from the manufacturer of these toxic heating devices!

Further information on the effects of unflued gas heaters is available on the Federal Government's Department of Health & Ageing's website. Visit their website to read the report on 'The Health Effects Of Unflued Gas Heater Use In Australia'.

ONE CLICK POLL : We would like to know how much ventilation, you are operating your unflued gas heater with. We are asking for your vote. Firstly you will need to know the size of your room. Secondly to assist you in working out the 5% of floor space, thus resulting in the required window size we have a table on our Home Gas Energy page.

Thank You for voting.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Energy Efficient CFLs Mercury Ends Up In Council Landfill

Did you know that most energy efficient lights contain 4mg of deadly mercury?

Is you local council really doing enough to offer a safe way of disposing of this toxic waste?

Light fittings that when easily broken, discharge the deadly mercury & vapour into your garbage bin. Worse still this local large collection of mercury is then transported to a waste collection depot. Distributing the mercury on the highway, finally to be hidden and buried out of sight!

Now whilst we have not done the calculation for total mercury from all households over a year, even in our local small shire that does resemble a lot of mercury!

An amount that would ring alarm bells loudly, if it were measured and presented in kg's at the tip's door!

So how are you currently disposing of your energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Lights?

Aussie Home Energy would like to know. Are you as concerned as we are about this toxic waste entering our everyday lives.

Please make your vote count, leave your reply to our survey.

Our local Council the Nambucca Shire Council has a safe collection point at the local rubbish tip. But what about those people that are unable to arrive at the tip door? Yes the mercury goes into the garbage bin!

Arriving unbroken at it's final destination? We don't think so!

Energy Efficient maybe but not Health Efficient!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Electricity Standby Guide

Just released is our Electrical Standby Guide.

It is a crazy world indeed when it comes to the waste of electricity in our homes, due to 24/7 electrical standby.

Can the LCD television really cost you more on 24/7 standby, when compared to the hours you watch it?

It would appear it can, when you watch it rarely and it is on 24/7 for most of the time! Read our Electrical Standby Guide to learn more about this hidden cost on the electricity bill.

There is no excuse for electrical standby. The new power boards available in hardware stores allow you eliminate standby from within your home.
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