A Whangaparoa house has been built to bring power to the people.
In a media release today, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee confirmed 43,430 New Zealand homes have benefited from the EECA Energywise Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme in it’s first 10 months.
The cost of firewood has again risen this year with rising fuel costs, making wood fires an expensive option, especially in the cities.
Congratulations to EECA Energywise for reaching another big milestone in the Warm Up New Zealand : Heat Smart programme.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is looking at ways to encourage use of efficient shower heads, and is offering a $50 incentive for households who install a shower head and then offer feedback.
Known as ‘little chimneys’, Consumer has found downlights can significantly increase your heating bill in an open-plan room because the large ventilation air-gaps around the light fitting let warm air disappear from your living space into your ceiling.
You can get ENERGYWISE™ funding to help insulate your house, and install clean and efficient heating under the government’s Warm up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme.
EECA Energywise boss Mike Hunter Hill discusses the insulation scheme (starting this Wednesday, 1st July) in detail.
More than 180,000 New Zealand homes will have access to grants for insulation ..
In an article in the NZ Herald last Tuesday, Eloise Gibson confirms that low- and middle-income earners will have their pick of insulation subsidies until the Government’s new scheme comes into force on July 1.