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More reason for Canterbury people to insulate


May 28, 2009


MEDIA STATEMENT


More reason than ever for Canterbury people to insulate their homes

The government’s budget announcement of even better assistance with home insulation is great news for Canterbury people, says Environment Canterbury air portfolio chair, Cr Jo Kane.

“Insulation is the key to warmer, drier homes, especially in Canterbury where winters are cold and damp and where much of the housing stock is old and poorly insulated. Environment Canterbury is committed to healthier homes and improving air quality right across the region,” says Cr Kane.

“The average home loses heat through floors, walls, windows, ceiling and up the chimney. Insulation under the floor and in the ceiling space makes the most difference, reducing heat loss significantly, making homes warmer, drier, cheaper to heat and more energy efficient.

“The new government funding is the perfect complement to our own Clean Heat Project which already offers financial assistance for insulation and conversion to cleaner forms of heating to people reliant on open fires or older, non-compliant log burners in Christchurch, Timaru, Ashburton, Rangiora and Kaiapoi. The Clean Heat Project combines insulation as well as clean heating.

“There’s more incentive than ever to act now. Don’t wait until next winter, find out if you are eligible and register for a free assessment by calling Clean Heat customer services on freephone 0800 329 276 or visiting the Clean Heat website www.cleanheat.org.nz.”


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