Everyone deserves to be warm this winter

Everyone deserves to be warm this winter
Community Energy Action (CEA) is a charitable trust that is committed to ensuring people keep warm, dry and healthy in their homes and also when they are at work. At CEA, we are committed to providing practical, sustainable energy efficient solutions to help create a healthy living for all of our community

Having worked in the community for over 23 years, we have helped nearly 25,000 homes and we are continually looking for ways to ensure your home is as energy efficient as it can be.

Our services are available throughout Canterbury (from Ashburton to Kaikoura) and the West Coast. These services include insulation (subsidies available), free recycled curtains through our Curtain Bank, and free, independent home energy advice.

Our Curtain Bank takes donated curtains and will try to fit them to your window free of charge.

Good quality, double layered curtains that fit your windows well are an essential part of a warm, energy efficient home. If you need good quality curtains please contact us.

Last year, our Curtain Bank saved 19,000m² of curtain fabric ending up in landfill by recycling them for those who may not otherwise be able to afford good quality curtains. Recycling is important so, our left over curtain fabric is made into eco products including our door sausages, door stops and eco bags. These are available to purchase on our online store at cea.co.nz/shop or pop into our offices to collect yours today.

The Healthy Homes Bill currently states that all rental properties must have insulation and a working smoke alarm. The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act (No 2) has recently passed into law. This Act changes the current law to ensure that every rental home in New Zealand meets minimum standards of insulation and heating.

CEA receives government subsidies through the Energy Efficient Conservation Authority (EECA) which enables Community Energy Action (CEA) to help provide up to a 50% reduction in the cost of installing insulation in your home.  This is applicable if you have a community services card, or if you are a landlord, if your tenant does.

However, please be aware that at the present time these subsides are due to finish in June 2018.

If affordability is an issue, CEA may be able to organise other financial assistance including interest free payment plans over a number of months, to help. (Criteria applies).

Additionally, if someone in the house has a health condition, or is on a low income you may be eligible for extra subsidies from some of CEA’s other funding streams.

Everybody deserves a warm dry healthy home, so make sure you DON’T MISS OUT on financial assistance whilst the government subsidies are still available

To find out more about any of CEA’s services, including arranging a free insulation check, free curtains or if you just want to discuss how we might be able to help you don’t hesitate…….

Call us on 0800 GET WARM, or email us on info@cea.co.nz or alternatively visit our website at www.cea.co.nz.

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