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  • Fact sheets and brochures
    1 October 2009

    Being energy efficient in your home is easier than you think.

    With some simple actions and everyday habits you can cut your energy waste and make your home more comfortable and healthy to live in - without compromising your lifestyle.

    Add in some bigger steps, like insulating and choosing efficient appliances, and you'll see an even bigger difference.

    Streamlining your energy use means savings for you and less impact on the environment. Either way you look at it, it's a winner.

    Download this action sheet for energy saving tips for your home.

  • Fact sheets and brochures
    9 November 2009

    We all want a warm, comfortable home, but many New Zealand houses are difficult and expensive to heat to healthy temperatures.

    Around 35% of the energy used in the average New Zealand household goes on heating your home. If your home doesn't have adequate insulation (like the majority of our homes), a lot of your heat is just wasted.

    Improving your home's ability to keep in the heat and smart use of a clean, efficient heating system will make your home more cost-effective to run and warmer and healthier to live in.

  • Fact sheets and brochures
    20 May 2010

    New energy rating labels for heat pumps/air conditioners and fridges and freezers are being phased in. It means that for some time, there will be a mix of old and new labels in shops. This fact sheet gives details about the change.

  • Fact sheets and brochures
    8 June 2010

    Are you in the market for a new home? Whether you're buying or renting, it's worth considering how warm and cheap to run a home will be, before you commit to it.

    Use this handy checklist to give you an indication if a home you're looking at is likely to be an energy-guzzling icebox or a warm, comfortable, energy efficient haven.

  • Fact sheets and brochures
    29 June 2010

    Many people think all heat pumps are very energy efficient. But the differences in running costs and performance can vary greatly.

    For more information about choosing and using heat pumps, download this guide.

  • Fact sheets and brochures
    29 January 2010

    There's no better time to think about energy efficiency than when you're building or
    renovating. It is when you can go back to the drawing board to really incorporate energy
    efficiency into your design.

    For little or no extra cost, you can create a home that's warmer, more comfortable and more
    cost-effective to run for years to come - and you don't have to compromise on style to do it.

    Designing for energy efficiency also means your home will use less of the world's energy
    resources, so you'll leave a better legacy for generations to come.

  • Fact sheets and brochures
    8 May 2014

    ENERGY STAR gas heaters deliver heat more efficiently, saving you money on your winter heating.

    ENERGY STAR gives you lots of choice - covering flued gas heaters through to top-of-the-range flued gas fires.

    So if you’re considering one for your home, make sure it’s earned the blue ENERGY STAR mark!

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