Home Energy Saver Advice

Tuesday 28 February 2012, 2:39PM
By Wellington City Council


If the thought of winter power bills gives you the shivers, our home energy saver programme can help with practical advice suited to your needs and budget.

First up, book a free assessment to find out how your home rates when it comes to energy use, how to make it warmer and healthier - and reduce your costs.

An experienced 'coach' from our service provider Home&dry will look at heating, insulation, lighting and water use. You'll get impartial advice, simple tips and a detailed action plan for things you can do now and in the future.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown recently had her home assessed and she highly recommends it to other Wellington homeowners.

"We had already installed insulation to keep our house warm. The assessment showed there were still things we could do to cut costs and energy wastage.

"An improved low-flow shower head was installed on the spot, which gives a decent and efficient shower, as well as lagging on hot water pipes and a draught excluder on our south-facing front door."

The Council will pay 50 percent of the cost of these kinds of products up to a total of $115.

Mayor Wade-Brown says insulation and double-glazing go a long way towards a healthier, efficient home but can be a big cost for households. You can apply for help with insulation and energy-efficient heating systems through the Government's Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart scheme.

To book your free home assessment, phone Home&dry on 0508 466 363 or email