Monday, 6 July 2009

Our New Fire

Winter is starting to kick in here in Australia. All we had for heating is a reverse cycle air conditioner. Took ages to warm up and then on occasions felt as if it was blowing cold air. This wasn't the only problem. During the Winter months our quarterly bill was almost $800 and with them putting electricity up by 20% as of 1st July, I say no more.We splurged out on a beautiful gas fire. In the end it cost us $3,750 but over the years it should save us some $$$$ in heating charges. The best of all it is so toasty warm and looks great. I am totally in love with it, never before have I been so excited about a fire. The model - A Rinnai Freestanding Royale ETR and runs on our bottled gas.The controls have a timer setting on it too so we can set it to come on ½ an hour before we wake up and ½ an hour before we get home from work.
Looks like the hub and dogs are pleased with it too!!!

9 comments:

Leanne Lonergan said...

Mandy that looks so snug and cosy...I love the big cushion too. I think I would make that my winter 'nest'!

Dashery Jewelry said...

looks warm and toasty!

SendingLoveGallery said...

woo hoo! always better to be warm than cold...happy for you all!

UniqueDichroic said...

Yay for your warm and snugly home Mandy!

Made By Tammy said...

That's HOT!
*giggle*

tstreasures said...

I think your dog actually looks a bit annoyed that your husband is smack in front of the fire..lol.

Duni said...

We're thinking of installing a fireplace - last winter seemed to go on forever over here. Uggh.
Your gas fire looks cosy and it doesn't take up too much space either:)
Good for you!

planettreasures said...

Looks great, Mandy.
Just like a real one!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Looks fantastic!