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Community Energy Action
Community Energy Action is a charitable trust committed to helping make warm, dry, energy efficient homes throughout Canterbury. Their services include insulation (subsidies available), heating, free, recycled curtains, free independent energy advice, and affordable energy efficiency tools. For more energy tips and advice call CEA’s free Energy Advice Service on 0800 GET WARM or visit www.cea.co.nz.

CEA’s Top Tips for Christmas: Choosing Planet-friendly Gifts

For many, Christmas is the time of giving and sharing, but have you considered the gifts you are getting and how sustainable they are? Here is some top tips for choosing your Christmas gifts this year that will be enjoyed by all, including our planet; Look for locally made gifts. …

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CEA’s Healthy Home Tips: Un-flued Gas Heaters

Heating provides warmth and comfort, especially during winter and those living in colder climates. However, using a un-flued LPG heater means releasing polluting gases directly into the air which can potentially harm your health. CEA recommends you do NOT use a un-flued LPG heater for this reason. What is a …

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CEA’s energy saving tip: This week we are talking about Insulation.

Did you know there are between 30,000 – 50,000 homes in Canterbury that are either not insulated or under-insulated? If your insulation was installed before 2000, CEA’s energy advisers recommend you get it checked, as old insulation may have compacted. And before 2000, thinner layers of insulation were installed than …

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CEA’s top tip: What to do with windows

Today we are looking at how to prevent moisture and heat loss from windows. Do you have single glazed windows, draughts or condensation? It is likely to be making your home less efficient and less healthy. DIY window kits are a cheap alternative to double glazing and helps alleviate draught …

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