Stay Warm in the Home


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Stay Warm in the Home

Did you know that more than $1 billion each year is spent by New Zealand households just to keep warm, heat water and run appliances?

  • A Word About Energy Efficiency

    In a well-designed home, resources are conserved and used efficiently, in ways that keep your costs down without sacrificing comfort or convenience.

  • Glazing

    Windows and other glazed areas let in light and fresh air, but they also let heat and steam escape.

  • Heating

    Traditional forms of heating are being replaced by newer, more energy-efficient approaches.

  • Hot Water

    About 30% of your household’s energy bill comes from heating water. Some of that energy can be lost before you get to use the water.

  • Insulation

    The most significant step you can take to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home is to prevent heat loss (and keep your home cool in summer) with insulation.

  • Solar Water Heating

    By harnessing the sun’s energy to heat your water, you can minimise your electricity bills.

  • Where To Find Out More

    There are many guides to help you find out more about sustainable building design and materials.