How was your home this Winter? We all know a cold and damp home is unhealthy to live in, but many of us don’t appreciate that it can cost more to run too.
When it comes to keeping our homes warm through winter, there’s more to it than simply maintaining creature comforts. Cold or damp houses can have a major impact on health – something that’s received a lot of media coverage recently. At Smart Energy Solutions, we want to help make sure your house is comfortable throughout all seasons while saving you money on power.
As a guide, the World Health Organisation recommends our homes should have an indoor temperature of at least 18˚C or 21˚C if babies or elderly are living in the home. If you struggled this year to maintain a comfortable environment like this in your home, now’s a very good time to act.
For over 10 years we have been supplying and installing insulation, heat pumps, ventilation systems, solar, LED lighting and more into over 85,000 homes across NZ. Our goal is to make every NZ home healthier to live in and more energy efficient all year round so we’d love to help your home too. Register with us, and you may even win a $5000 Healthy Home Pack too in our prize draw.
Sign up today to be in to win a $5000 Healthy Home Pack
Simply sign up to get the latest news, offers and advice on home energy efficiency from Smart Energy Solutions. Do it today and we’ll enter you in the draw to win a $5,000 Healthy Home pack1, where you can choose the products your home needs to help you save money on power, and be more comfortable (don’t worry, we’ll help you identify the best options for your place get to a healthy home with lower energy bills).
Where to start to get a warm, healthy home with lower power bills
Step 1: Insulate to keep the heat in
Put simply, insulating your home makes it easier and cheaper to heat. The government sees insulation as so important for home health, it has grants of 67% off insulation available for eligible home owners in many regions as part of the EECA’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme2. Have a look here to find out if you home is eligible!
Step 2: Invest in energy efficient heating
After you’ve insulated to stop heat dispersing, a heat pump is among the most energy efficient and economical forms of home heating. There are also great options like WiFi programmable panel heaters perfect for smaller spaces such as bedrooms.
Step 3: Ventilate to reduce damp
For a truly healthy home, you need to reduce the levels of moisture present. An effective home ventilation system will maintain air quality, reducing mould and mildew along the way which are major contributors to respiratory illnesses like asthma. Installing kitchen and bathroom extractors also reduces damp and long term damage to your home.
Bundle up your solutions on finance and save while you pay
Now is the time to make your home healthier, warmer and more comfortable to live in. Package up the solutions you need and start paying for it with the money you save on power. Talk to us about our finance options including 24 months interest-free on our One Smart Energy Account, ANZ Interest-Free Loans, Mortgage top-ups, Squirrel Money and Q Card finance.
Interested in a FREE Home Assessment?
If your home could be warmer in winter, cooler in summer, or you just want to save on power, book a FREE Home Assessment with us. One of our advisors will visit you and let you know what your home needs to be a smart energy home.
1Prize draw terms and conditions apply – Visit our website for details.
2Conditions apply. Home must be built pre-2008 and meet the EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes criteria for low-income homeowners to be eligible. Visit our website for details.