FROM OVER THE TOP CELEBRITY HOMES TO SUBDUED, SUBTLE AND DISCREET – LADY GAGA ALWAYS SURPRISES US

FROM OVER THE TOP CELEBRITY HOMES TO SUBDUED, SUBTLE AND DISCREET – LADY GAGA ALWAYS SURPRISES US

Lady Gaga Goes OTT

Yes we mere mortals do expect the super stars to go over the top and would probably be disappointed if they didn’t. Familiar as we are with her shock tactics on stage it really comes as a pleasant surprise that the home purchased by Lady Gaga and overlooking Zuma beach in Malibu is surprisingly tasteful and stylish. This is the complete opposite look to what Lady Gaga goes for her in her lavish concerts and is a soft dreamy palate in cream, white and mushroom shades. The outside is subdued and discreet and leads into a wood panelled reception area with a winding staircase protected by a wrought iron banister with an elegant crystal chandelier as a twinkling centerpiece that catches the eye.

 

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Keeping Your Home Cool and Your Energy Bills Low

Keeping Your Home Cool and Your Energy Bills Low

The summertime is officially over in most parts of the world as the autumn breeze has started to kick in. With winter just on the horizon, it’s time we clean up our heating and HVAC systems. That being said, summer is still raging strong in other parts of the world, and even in some parts of the US, including Arizona and Texas to name a few. Humidity in these parts of the country is always a challenge to your home and its energy efficiency. However, there are ways through which you can keep your home cool and your energy bills low.

Internal Heat

Ever had a feeling that your home is just hotter than other homes, despite the fact that it has less furniture? We have internal heating to blame for that, a result of heat emanating lighting fixtures, electronic devices, household appliances, and so on. All these electronics can raise the average temperature within your property. Hence, it is best to turn off any unnecessary lighting fixtures, electronics, and other things to preserve the temperature in your property. On another note, remember to keep any heat emitting devices far from the air conditioning unit. This will help you maintain cool temperatures in your property without incurring hefty energy bills.

Air Conditioning and Fans

Many people fail to realize that the air conditioning system contains a thermostat. When you enter a temperature for the air flow in the AC, let’s say 20° C, it will not deliver chilled air at 20° C. Instead, it will regulate the air in the area to 20° C. That way, the bigger the area is, the more energy your AC will consume. This, as a result, increases your energy bills significantly. If you have air conditioners in different areas of your home, make sure to keep them closed. This way, the AC will be able to regulate the temperature quickly, and will then work on standby as the temperature reaches the selected temperature.

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