Utilities & Bills

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Saving money on electricity and power

We set a new record with our power bill this winter. The cost of heating, feeding, cleaning and entertaining two adults and one child for a month during the cold season set us back a staggering $500.
We were so shocked we applied for an Energywise grant – www.energywise.govt.nz – to insulate our house and install [...]

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Saving money on heating costs in winter

If you’re used to spending winter shivering under your duvet in a double pair of socks, Icebreaker, and hot water bottle, blame your ancestors.
The uninsulated houses they were so fond of building mean that most Kiwi homes have an average indoor temperature of just 16C in winter – well below the minimum 18C recommended by [...]

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