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Finance Options

Finance Options

We’re proud to be working with the following entities to provide a number of finance options:

 

Clean Air Loans

If you live within Invercargill airshed and have a non-compliant burner, you can apply for a Clean Air loan

 

Q-Card

If you have existing Q-Card our team can process payment using this card, or we can help you apply for Q-Card financing:

How to apply

  1. Book a free no obligation property assessment
  2. Have your Q-Card ready at the site assessment
  3. On acceptance of the quote we can sort the rest of the finance via Q-Card

 

Bank Mortgage

If you hold a mortgage with one of the main New Zealand banks, EECA the government department responsible for Energy Efficiency has a number of agreements with banks that could help you have the cost of insulating your home added to your mortgage. This would be paid back with interest over the term of your mortgage.  All of these banks have agreed to waive associated fees.

How to apply

  1. Book a free no obligation property assessment
  2. Then all you need to do is take the quote to your bank and discuss the options for adding it on to your existing mortgage. 
  3. If you need a local contact person, our friendly teams have local contact details with banks that can help you.

More info on payment options for insulation and heating

 

Finance Now

Finance Now was founded in 2000 to provide people like you with personal, quick, hassle-free financial products and services. From retail to personal loans (secured or unsecured) to business solutions, we've developed a wide range of finance products to suit your needs - whatever they may be. Over 320,000 Kiwis have trusted us to see them right.

How to apply

All you need to do is book a free no obligation property assessment, let us know you would like to apply for a Finance Now Loan and we can help you process the loan application with a copy of our quote.

OR APPLY ONLINE NOW!

 

We know you’re busy people, so we’ll come to you – email or call us today to arrange a free, no-obligation farm visit. Email us right now, or call us on 0800 WARM SOUTH.

Call your expert team at Awarua Synergy on
0800 WARM SOUTH for a FREE, unconditional assessment.

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for living rooms should be 18-22 degrees

Energy Tip:

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

Did you know:

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

Did you know:

Warmer drier homes = fewer hospital admissions

Energy Tip:

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

Did you know:

Drying clothes inside creates 5 litres of moisture per day

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

Energy Tip:

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

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.

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for bedrooms should be 16-18 degrees

Energy Tip:

Don’t add unnecessary moisture

Did you know:

Hot water heating is 38% of household energy use

Did you know:

Cleaning mould with white vinegar kills it

Did you know:

Cold homes contribute to 1600 extra deaths in NZ per year

Did you know:

Space heating is 36% of household energy use

Did you know:

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

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:

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.

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:

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

Energy Tip:

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

Did you know:

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

Did you know:

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

Energy Tip:

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

Did you know:

Cold damp homes mean more Asthma

Energy Tip:

Limit in door plants to prevent moisture

Did you know:

Damp air causes respiratory problems

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

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:

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

Energy Tip:

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

Energy Tip:

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

Energy Tip:

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

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:

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

Did you know:

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

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:

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:

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

Energy Tip:

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

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:

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

Energy Tip:

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

Energy Tip:

Open windows on opposite side of house to create cross ventilation

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

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

Energy Tip:

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

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:

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

Did you know:

Damp air is harder to heat

Did you know:

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

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

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