The Government’s home insulation programme has warmed up nearly 90,000 homes and provided 2,000 full time jobs reports NewstalkZB.
Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says despite the warm weather, large numbers of home owners are thinking ahead and getting their homes insulated during the summer months.
$347 million is being invested in the Warm Up New Zealand programme over four years, with the aim of retrofitting 188,000 homes with insulation and clean heating devices.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says that good insulation can bring positive benefits to both winter and summer, helping keep the heat in during winter and limiting the sun’s heat during summer.
You can find more information from the government’s Warm Up New Zealand website
– Newstalkzb with WeatherWatch.co.nz
Homepage image : File, Cold winds roar of Wellington’s south coast in winter / Debbie Houlahan
on 17/02/2011 11:55pm
we insulated ceiling however we did not take up the governments offer of the subsidy as it would of cost us more to do the job…hence DIY still cheaper…sometimes it pays to do the sums.and got exterior walls done with airfoam….it has made a huge difference with hot weather. I do acknowledge that some cant do it themselves..