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Testimonials

Testimonials

Nothing makes us happier than hearing from our satisfied customers – people who’ve now got warmer, drier, healthier buildings, as well as saving their hard-earned money by reducing their power bills. Here you can find out what our delighted customers say about our products and services.

 

Give the experts at Awarua Synergy a call today to book in your free, unconditional visit and energy health check.

 

 

What our customers say

Dear Sir

Southland Warm Homes Trust

I am taking the time to write and tell you what a wonderful project this is and how grateful we are that we took the opportunity to go ahead with the insulation of our home.  We cannot get over how warm the is – we have a concrete block home with tile roof and wooden floor.  The insulation is now maintaining the house temperature at around 16- 18* on a regular basis no matter what the temperature is outside.   We do not have to keep out fire going all day and only a limited amount of time at night as it just gets too hot.  We have been recommending this to all.  Congratulations on a wonderful product/system

 

Yours faithfully

Jill Warhust

 

 

Lorraine & Ken Molloy

Very polite and friendly team. Worked very well and with the time allowed superb service.  Followed up with an inspection and kept us well informed. (Highly recommend)

 

 

“Thank you Awarua Synergy for sorting the hot water system in my home. My hot water is only a third of what it used to be, wish I had done it sooner”.

Maira Boyle, installed Econergy Hot Water Heat Pump, Invercargill.

 

 

On behalf of the Bluff community Medical trust I am writing to sincerely thank you for the installation, the Awarua Synergy installed at the medical center. We are very grateful for the deduction in fees you provided for this. I am sure that during the colder months the center will benefit from this.

Yours faithfully

 

Margaret Black

Bluff Medical Centre, Secretary

 

 

Mrs Lyn O’Connor

It was such a pleasure to have two very understanding gentlemen, doing such a neat and tidy job carried out in the most professional way. The warmth in our home now is fantastic, I would highly recommend to all.

 

 

Judith Dempster

                                                               

The time taken to answer your call = 5 out of 5

Professionalism and courtesy = 5 out of 5

Quality of advice = 5 out of 5

The overall level of assistance provided = 5 out of 5

 

Very professional people. All my questions we answered. The installation team were very lovely and polite young men.

 

 

Mrs Michelle Shaw

 

We decided to insulate our home mainly for our daughters health but also for our home to be warm during the winter. We think in the end this will save the government money as our daughter was ending up in hospital almost every 2nd week (admitted for a week) So with our home being insulated it will be a warmer environment for her and her visits to the hospital will be less frequent. So thank you to the government and Awarua Synergy

 

 

Evelyn Bruder

Bright, polite, punctual, hard working young men. We are grateful for the opportunity to have our home well insulated, good for my health.  From office workers, measuring lady, men working, to assessment person- all very pleasant and business like.

 

 

Very polite helpful friendly guys worked well as a team well done!  Thank you all so much I am delighted with the job done and the lovely people from Awarua. 

Grace Fully

                                                   

 

My husband and I own a 1920’s villa that has been extensively renovated. The house is open plan with varnished floors and carpets. There is a huge space in the ceiling and all walls have been gibbed. We had minimum insulation before applying to Bluff Healthy Homes. To heat the house prior to the insulation we used a Yunca Wedg wood burner, gas heaters x 2, oil heaters x 2 in the bedrooms and a night store heater in the hall way. The average temperature was 10-12 degrees and single digits before the fire was lit and heaters turned on.

 

We are now into our second winter and the benefits have been astounding. Our heating bill has decreased by approx 30%, we no longer use oil or gas heaters and the wood consumption has reduced by approx 40%. In spite of installing a heat pump which heats the bedrooms, hallway and living area the electricity costs are very reasonable. The temperature is now 14 – 16 degrees before the heat pump is activated and the fire lit, reaching and maintaining 19 – 24 degrees. The most amazing aspect of the insulation is the lack of draft especially at floor level.

 

Two of my sons who live in Invercargill have had their homes insulated, also through Bluff Healthy Homes. The difference to their houses was instant, draft free and warm.  One son in particular commented on his 3 daughter’s (aged 12 months to 7 years before the installation) constantly coughing and sniffling due to what he believed was the invariable cool temperature and dampness in the house. He installed a DVS system approx 3 months before applying to Bluff Healthy Homes. During this time their home was certainly not as warm as it is now and from my observations my mokopuna’s health has improved significantly.

 

My husband and I were initially reluctant about the installation due to what we considered a high cost. We now however would not be without it, the products have increased the value of our house and over time has saved us money by decreasing our heating costs.

Patricia Anne Young

 

Call your expert team at Awarua Synergy on
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Energy Tip:

If you have mould growing inside your house clean it with white vinegar as this kills it and then try and ventilate daily by opening windows

Did you know:

At 3% inflation, household energy bills are set to double again in the next 20 years

Did you know:

Damp air causes respiratory problems

Energy Tip:

Make sure insulation is installed correctly as the performance can drop.

Did you know:

NZ homes are expensive to run, we spent approx $250m on inadequate heating

Energy Tip:

Wrapping how water cylinders and lagging pipes can help reduce electricity costs of heating hot water

Energy Tip:

Check hot water temperature, make sure it’s at 55 degrees at the tap (60 degrees at the Hot Water Cylinder)

Energy Tip:

Curtains are your windows insulation. Three layers are best and make sure that they hang below the window or to the floor.

Energy Tip:

Limit in door plants to prevent moisture

Did you know:

NZ has one of the highest rates of asthma in the OEDC that's 1 in 4 children, costing us about $4 billion per year

Did you know:

Un-flued gas heaters create 1 litre of moisture per hour

Energy Tip:

Ensure oven, fridge and freezer seals are tight and don’t have any air gaps, to test them place a piece of paper in the appliance door and close, if the paper falls out consider replacing seals to stop the energy leaks.

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for utility or laundry rooms should be 14-16 degrees

Energy Tip:

On average heating is the largest energy use in the home, in colder parts of NZ can account for 40% or more, so ensure you have the correct heating source and size

Did you know:

Opening windows 20 minutes per day exchanges air making home easier to heat

Energy Tip:

Don’t dry cloth inside, each load will release 5-6 litres of water vapour, damp air is harder and more expensive to heat

Energy Tip:

Use kitchen extractors when cooking or use pot lids, extractors for bathroom must run 20 minutes after your shower to remove moisture

Energy Tip:

If your shower fills a 10 litre bucket in less than a minute, fit a shower flow restrictor to cut hot water costs significantly.

Did you know:

Insulation Government study (Motu report) shows 5 to 1 benefit from investment, primarily in terms of health outcomes and reduced hospital admissions

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for living rooms should be 18-22 degrees

Energy Tip:

Open windows on opposite side of house to create cross ventilation

Energy Tip:

When cooking ensure other parts of the house are closed, if doors are left open the warm moist

Energy Tip:

Opening windows for 20 minutes per day to ventilate will help get rid of trapped moisture and stale air, making your home easier to heat

Energy Tip:

A reminder to organise your firewood during summer ready for next winter, to ensure its nice and dry, ready for burning

Energy Tip:

Open curtains during the day to allow the sun to heat your home and then close them just before sunset

Energy Tip:

Insulation reduces heat loss, did you know indoor temperatures below 16 degrees affects respiratory function in vulnerable people and temperatures below 12 degrees affect heart function

Did you know:

Cold homes contribute to 1600 extra deaths in NZ per year

Did you know:

Insulation makes your home warmer, drier and healthier….and it lasts for generations

Did you know:

Every $1 spent on insulation equates to a $4 return on investment

Energy Tip:

Don’t add unnecessary moisture

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for bedrooms should be 16-18 degrees

Energy Tip:

Consider window security stays so the house can be ventilated when not at home

Energy Tip:

Net curtains prevent free solar gain from the sun to heat your home, only use if necessary

Did you know:

Cleaning mould with white vinegar kills it

Energy Tip:

Place beds on internal walls away from windows, especially new born babies, young children or anyone with respiratory conditions.

Did you know:

The current average rate of increase in electricity prices is 8.5%

Energy Tip:

Run heat pump in “Heat” mode not in Auto, if you going out switch off, clean filters regular, get professional to do internal clean every 2 years.

Did you know:

Warmer drier homes = fewer hospital admissions

Did you know:

Damp air is harder to heat

Energy Tip:

Un-flued portable gas heaters can cause a huge amount of moisture and toxic fumes in the air, leading to moisture problems resulting in mould issues

Energy Tip:

Cross ventilating by opening two windows in a room can help exchange fresh air faster, if there is fog outside wait until the fog has lifted to prevent extra moisture entering the home

Did you know:

Insulating a home is an investment for future generations who live in the house

Energy Tip:

Draught proofing or sealing up draught’s can reduce heat lost, check doors, windows, cat doors and unused chimneys

Did you know:

Drying clothes inside creates 5 litres of moisture per day

Did you know:

Space heating is 36% of household energy use

Did you know:

Cold damp homes mean more Asthma

Energy Tip:

Don’t fill your kettle right up every time – just boil the amount of water you need

Energy Tip:

Consider efficient heating, such as heat pumps, wood burners, wetbacks

Energy Tip:

If you’re going away on holiday, turn off you hot water cylinder and any standby appliances, even if its just for a short time, it will save energy and money.

Energy Tip:

Choose the right sized externally vented extractor fan for the job, a fan to small wont remove moist air and a fan too large can create draughts, ensure you have automatic controls, such as a timer which runs for 20 minutes after it is turned off.

Energy Tip:

When opening curtains ensure they are pulled back or tied back as far as possible, any window not exposed to the free solar gain of the sun, decreases free heating your home can use.

Energy Tip:

Close of unused rooms so that you are not wasting energy heating them

Did you know:

Hot water heating is 38% of household energy use