Getting cold? It’s time to insulate
The Government has recently announced a subsidy for home heating and insulation. If you house was built before 2000 the you may be eligible. The funding can be used for:
- Ceiling and underfloor insulation, up to a required standard (please note you need to get both ceiling and underfloor insulation done, if at all possible, to qualify for funding).
- A clean, efficient heating device in the primary living space, if the primary living space does not already have a heating device that meets current standards. You are only eligible for funding for the installation of clean heating if your insulation first meets standards.
- The following energy efficiency measures where necessary: a hot water cylinder wrap, pipe lagging, draught-stopping, and a ground moisture barrier
As winter bites and you sit there shivering in your cold, damp home don’t you think you owe it to yourself to upgrade your insulation? In New Zealand we love to build houses that are totally inadequate for our environment and it is good to see that we are getting serious about fixing them.
SO what are you waiting for? Check out the ENERGYWISE website for more information.