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Help available to keep you warm and healthy

Wednesday, February 10, 2021   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: funding, housing, health, services, support, energy, advice

Community Energy Action (CEA) provides advice and services to homeowners that improve the health and energy
efficiency of homes throughout Canterbury and the West Coast. They are a charitable trust and place the wellbeing of customers and the community at the heart of all they do. Here are some ways CEA can help you.

Get free home advice

Book a Home Energy Check and CEA's friendly and qualified advisers will visit your home and provide you with detailed verbal advice about the health and energy efficiency of your home. You will also receive a written report prioritising the best ways to cut energy bills and improve the health of your home.

This service is free for all homeowners in Christchurch. Tenants will need permission from landlords.

Insulation and heating subsidies

The government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme is now offering some great deals. Eligible home owners can receive:

  • A 90 percent subsidy for a home heating appliance - such as a heat pump or log burner - to a maximum of $3,000 including GST; and
  • FREE ceiling and underfloor insulation; and
  • An on-ground moisture barrier.

CEA can help you access this financial support and provide quotes for installation for homes that do not qualify. Their installation services get booked up over winter so be in quick.

Free curtains available

Good curtains are important to shut out the cold and keep in the heat. CEA collects good quality second hand curtains and makes them available to households. Their Curtain Bank is a free service, however a contribution helps with running costs and is greatly appreciated. They suggest a gold coin donation from low income households and a $20 donation from landlords.

Visit the CEA website for more information and to book your free Home Energy Check or call 0800 GETWARM.