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Home Insulation Subsidies

Home Insulation Subsidies

Awarua Synergy with its partners Southland Warm Homes Trust and EECA's Warm Up NZ, Healthy Homes provide a number of insulation and heating packages to suit everyone’s need.  There are criteria that must be met for eligibility.

Criteria

Insulation Package

How To Apply

Home Owners

All Southland houses built pre 2000

 

Up to 33% or maximum of $1500

Complete the contact form

Home Owners

All Southland houses built pre 2000 with community services card

Subsidy of 50%

25% from EECA

25% from SWHT

Must complete the following form

Rental Properties

(*must met criteria)

Tenant with Community Service Card Holder (CSC)

OR

Low income plus respiratory condition *

Subsidy of 50%

25% from EECA

25% from SWHT

 

Must complete both forms:

EECA Landlord Declaration Form

EECA Tenant Declaration Form

Once completed please email forms with photo of CSC card to synergy@awarua.org.nz

Rental Properties

Non CSC card holders

Up to 33% or maximum of $1500

 

Complete the contact form

  • EECA – Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority Healthy Homes Programme
  • SWHT – Southland Warm Homes Trust
  • Insulation subsidy for rental properties MUST apply for this grant and fill in application forms.
  • If you require more information regarding the Community Services Card, please contact the Work and Income (WINZ) office.
  • * Be holder of a valid and current Community Services Card (CSC), or SuperGold Card with CSC endorsement, issued by the Ministry of Social Development (Work and Income/SuperGold Card Centre). OR 
  • * Have demonstrable income-related need and one or more of the occupants of the house has a referral from a registered medical practitioner (e.g. GP, hospital specialist), or a registered nurse (e.g. GP practice, hospital, community) stating that the occupant suffers from a respiratory illness
  • * More information is on the EECA Landlord and Tenant Declaration form

 

Take the first step toward your drier, healthier home – call your expert team at Awarua Synergy today on 0800 WARM SOUTH for a FREE, unconditional home energy health check!

 

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

Energy Tip:

Open windows on opposite side of house to create cross ventilation

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:

Opening windows 20 minutes per day exchanges air making 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

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

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:

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

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:

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.

Did you know:

Cold damp homes mean more Asthma

Did you know:

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

Did you know:

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

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:

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

Did you know:

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

Did you know:

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

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.

Energy Tip:

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

Energy Tip:

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

Did you know:

Cleaning mould with white vinegar kills it

Did you know:

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

Energy Tip:

Don’t add unnecessary moisture

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

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

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

Energy Tip:

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

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:

Warmer drier homes = fewer hospital admissions

Energy Tip:

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

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:

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

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.

Energy Tip:

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

Energy Tip:

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

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:

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

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:

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

Did you know:

Damp air causes respiratory problems

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for bedrooms should be 16-18 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:

Limit in door plants to prevent moisture

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:

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

Did you know:

Recommended temperature for living rooms should be 18-22 degrees

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.

Did you know:

Damp air is harder to heat

Did you know:

Space heating is 36% of household energy use

Did you know:

Hot water heating is 38% of household energy use

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