Energy Savings

Planning renovations? Now’s the ideal time to Insulate.

Right now we’re enjoying the blue skies and balmy days when we get them… but sure as Summer’s coming… we’ll all be digging out those fans soon enough. That’s why now’s a great time to insulate.

Insulation isn’t just about warming your house, it’s about keeping it cool too. Tony Naidu, Executive Director of HeatSavers explains. “When you have underfloor, ceiling and wall insulation it works like a chilly bin - your home stays warmer in Winter and cooler in Summer”.

Achieving Lifelong Energy Savings.

~As we head towards the winter season, we’re being inundated with news about rising energy costs.  The story is going to run; the Government is investigating, the Prime Minister’s already weighed in and the Power Companies are blaming Transpower’s increased costs due to upgrades to the National grid. What is truly bringing the cost hikes isn’t clear. What is clear is that it’s going to cost us more and more to keep our homes warm this winter.

Getting it together, whatever the weather

The news has been awash with stories about North America’s Polar Vortex and Australia’s record breaking heat waves while New Zealanders bask under a fairly moderate summer sun.  From around the globe, we’re hearing more and more about extreme temperature variations and while we’re not in the worst of it we do have our own struggles with temperature and it’s nation-wide.

Insulation – Now “As Prescribed”

Healthy Happy Home

You’d be forgiven for thinking it was the punchline of a joke but it’s true; Doctors in New Zealand can under special circumstances prescribe insulation for at-risk patients living in cold houses.  It is part of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme which runs through to June 2014.  Although not all regions are covered, it goes to show the significance of a warmer home of health and wellbeing. Let’s face it - if Doctors are prescribing insulation, it’s got to be good for you.