Beat the Summer Heat

Spring is advancing into summer, but winter has returned from time to time in recent weeks and many have been wondering if summer is ever going to come. But the hot days are almost with us and today’s spring weather can be tomorrow’s heatwave. Thanks to Narrabri retailers and service providers we can prepare to be cool at home and work and our soon to be burgeoning gardens, springing forth after the rain, can be trimmed, mowed and shaped as their summer growth takes off. The backyard pool which may have slid into murky mode will need to be revitalised for the long swimming days ahead. Everything we need for an enjoyable summer is at our fingertips in Narrabri with good advice awaiting customers who seek the help of local providers in this feature.

Beat the Summer Heat
Beat the Summer Heat
Beat the Summer Heat
Beat the Summer Heat
Beat the Summer Heat
Beat the Summer Heat
Beat the Summer Heat
Beat the Summer Heat

The future of your garden is at Bardens

Barden Pump Services’ sales staff Adam Givney, left,and Tony Young are looking forward to welcoming customers to Barden Pumps to help with their summer living needs in the garden and swimming pool. They are pictured with the range of pool chemicals and the Rebel automatic pool cleaner.

The team at Barden Pumps has got your garden’s future covered. “We have everything home gardeners will need to keep their garden looking trimmed, green and great in the summer,” said Tony Young. “And when the gardening is done and you dive into your swimming pool it can be crystal clear with the attention we can provide at Barden’s.” Starting with the pool. “We offer a free, comprehensive pool water testing service,” said Mr Young. “Bring us a sample of your pool water and we will quickly tell you what it needs. “Particularly after all the rain we may need to apply some remedial chemicals to return it to full sparkling clarity. They are all here at Barden’s. “We have the latest automatic pool cleaners - it will quietly clean the floor and sides of your pool and keep it litter free. “Moving in to the garden, Barden’s have everything the gardener needs to mow, blow, trim and hedge through to small and large Husqvarna chainsaws for big jobs. “The great Husqvarna range of mowers is available at Barden’s and all the accessories from blades through to filters, for the trimmers, hedge attachments, the oils to keep them humming and all the spare parts to keep them in operation.” Many gardeners saw the future was in battery powered garden tools, Mr Young said. Husqvarna was a leader in battery powered implements. “We have a big range of battery powered garden equipment ranging from mowers to chainsaws, trimmers to blowers. “The battery operated equipment is quiet and powerful. More people are nowadays buying battery powered equipment which comes complete with its battery and charger. Ask us about the battery power option.” And the new generation of robotic mowers are well advanced by Husqvarna - see Barden’s about the future of your garden.

Have your new evaporative airconditioner in before summer


Plenty of parts ready to service your evaporative air conditioner - Deb Ayscough with some of the Narrabri Plumbing stock of evaporative air cooler pads ready for a busy summer.

The team at Narrabri Plumbing is ready to install your new, state of the art evaporative air conditioner before the summer heat begins. Or have your current cooler checked and serviced out by Narrabri Plumbing to make sure you are ready for the long hot months. Narrabri Plumbing has the very latest in evaporative air conditioning systems for your home from Australian company Seeley International. The Breezair and Braemar evaporative air conditioners are supplied, installed and serviced locally by Narrabri Plumbing. The award winning air conditioning systems manufactured by Seeley International, Australia’s largest and most-awarded air conditioner maker are considered the best, backed by a successful 40-year history. Seeley International is regularly recognised for innovation and excellence with awards for design, innovation and manufacture. The company’s quality construction allows Breezair to easily offer a seven year comprehensive warranty. Efficient and cost effective Breezair can cool your home for the cost of running a single light bulb. Breezair evaporative cooling is up to 90 per cent cheaper to run than reverse cycle air conditioning. The cooling is whisper quiet and delivers fresh, filtered outside air. Homeowners choose evaporative air conditioners in the north west climate because of the low running costs, the fact that doors and windows can be left open, your skin, nose and eyes won’t suffer from dryness and the quiet operations means an undisturbed sleep. The Breezair evaporative air conditioners are state of the art, controlled by touch screen technology which is simple to operate. The innovative MagIQtouch controller allows you to have personalised cooling, with an energy saving night, quiet mode, and a set and forget seven day program to suit your lifestyle. The Narrabri Plumbing team are experienced installers and service technicians for the Seeley air conditioning systems.

High tech decorator blinds and awnings at Anderson’s

Rob Butler, left, has recently joined the sales team at Anderson’s Carpets in Narrabri. He is pictured here with Jason Anderson.

Home blinds and awnings in decorator colours and styles, in a myriad of fabrics, which quietly open and close automatically according to the time of day are the sun protection of choice for homeowners and businesses now. Remotely controlled top of the range Luxaflex blinds and awnings, which do it themselves or are operated by you with a remote control or from across the street or across the world via your mobile telephone are not a feature of the future - they are here now and are at Anderson’s Carpets. Homeowners who drop in to Anderson’s and see the blinds and awnings range in action will surely become enthusiasts for the new sun protection. Powered blinds and awnings are not new but the size of the range and capabilities is. “We are fitting solar powered awnings and blinds which provide the optimum sun protection and shade at the right time of the day and night,” said Jason Anderson. “This is fantastic technology but is easy to use, very efficient and very cost effective. A single C battery will power blinds for up to five years.” Homeowners can enter their postcode into the special phone app and the Luxaflex blinds and awnings will rise and lower automatically. “Internal or external blinds and awnings can be set to go up and down at a certain time and awnings will reposition themselves as the sun rises and sets,” said Mr Anderson. They can be operated from mains power or battery. Solar powered options are available. “The automatic function means the blinds and awnings add greatly to heating and cooling efficiency,” said Mr Anderson. And if you are away on holidays, the automatic raising and lowering of blinds each day is a handy security feature. Awnings can be set at the most effective angles or vertically. They are great for barbecue, patio, verandah or outdoor entertaining areas and inside the home. A huge range of fabrics and styles offers weave weights and densities from opaque which will block light and heat through to see through lighter mesh or crystal clear. Anderson’s is finding big demand for the expanding range of powered blinds and awnings. “We are a long established local business and provide top quality products installed and serviced by our team,” said Mr Anderson.

Now, new repellants make it easy to reduce your risk of mosquito bites

Summer time is prime time for mosquitos. Nowadays, mossies are more than an irritant. At best, mosquito bites are an itchy, unsightly irritation. In certain cases they can cause more severe skin allergies and inflammation reactions. At worst, they pose a real health risk. In certain areas, mosquitoes may be vectors of dangerous diseases which they can pass on to humans when they bite them. Only female mosquitos bite people - the proteins in our blood help them produce eggs New easy to use mosquito repellant products from Para kito and Mozzigear available from CAMstart Pharmacy reduce the incidence of bites. Used correctly, the products will significantly reduce the risk of you being bitten by a mosquito. Para kito products available from CAMstart can be used anywhere, anyhow, anytime – clips and bands are designed for use indoors or outdoors, tropical or temperate, deep in the desert or fresh from the pool. The unique blend of essential oils, patented slow-release technology and super-smart product design have helped Para kito become a global leader in natural mosquito appeal reduction. The essential oils in Para kito pellets are safe for even the youngest of skins. They are safe for pregnant women. The pellets in the bands and clips don’t come into direct contact with the skin so that there is no risk of transcutaneous absorption. Fun and lightweight refillable, practical bands blend safety with style. Whatever you’re doing, wherever you’re going. Smart, stylish and amazingly versatile, clever little refillable clips provide on-the-go protection all day long. The clip is suitable for pregnant women, young children, and recommended for individuals susceptible to skin allergies and irritations. Mozzigear natural insect repellent products from CAMstart provide solutions to all the family’s needs, without compromising on efficacy. Australian owned Mozziegear uses 100 per cent natural ingredients, there is no harm to children, adults or pets. They suit all skin types. The Mozziegear range of natural mosquito repellent products, including mosquito wristbands, mosquito patches and more are DEET chemical free, and are safe to use for people with sensitive skin or for those who just care about living a more chemical free life. Now you won’t need sprays anymore and the times when you had to apply greasy lotions are over, because Mozziegear offers the latest technology and natural ingredients. With Mozziegear natural insect repellents you can get outside and have fun with whatever you love to do. Just wear them and enjoy the great outdoors, insect free.

Your pool is in good hands at Orman’s: Your swimming pool deserves the best

Customer Judy Fife checks the essential pool resuscitation chart, which every pool owner must have, with Max Orman 3D Paint and Pool team members Robbie Cole and Tim Wilson. Orman’s has the full range of pool needs to bring your pool into perfect balance for summer swimming.

Your pool deserves the best treatment. “Look after your pool and it will look after you in the long hot summer,” advise Tim Wilson and Robbie Cole at Max Orman 3D Paint and Pool in Maitland Street. The Orman’s team have the products and advice to revitalise and restore your pool ready for the swimming season. Be safe this summer. Pool owners should start with ‘safety first’ the all important resuscitation and safety advice that every pool must have. Orman’s resuscitation easy-to-read charts will be there if they are ever needed in easy-to-read text and diagrams on hard wearing plastic or enamelled metal. If its time for a new automatic pool cleaner, talk to the Orman’s team. They will give you the right advice and show you the products which make your pool a joy to be in. Salt or chlorine, Orman’s have all the products to keep the pool crystal clear and sparkly. If the pool is looking a little tired, Mr Wilson and Mr Cole will help you bring it back to life. New filter baskets, pool sand for your filter, brooms, vacuum heads, everything you need is covered at Orman’s. You want family and friends in the pool, not winged and swimming insect creatures and the Orman’s team will show you the products which will dissuade the unwanted guests from taking to the water.