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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 energy saving tip: Rising damp

Does your home feel damp? Moisture rising from damp soil beneath homes is a common problem in Canterbury region, making homes harder and more expensive to heat. Dampness can also cause problems with mould, a common trigger for asthma. You can install a polythene vapour barrier on the ground beneath …

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CEA’S top tip: Power savings

How do you know if you are getting the best value for money from your power? CEA recommends that you check websites such as www.powerswitch.co.nz to ensure you are with the cheapest provider in your area. These services can also distinguish which plan is best suited to you. If you …

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CEA’s top tip: the downside of downlights

Have you ever wondered why some relatively modern homes can be so cold? This big problem may be due to a “little light”. Or rather lots of “little lights”. Downlights, “little lights” recessed into the ceiling, were once very popular as cheap option to modernize a home. However older style …

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CEA’S top tip series: Road Trip

With the busy holiday season just around the corner, it’s an expensive time of year but CEA’s top tips can make all the difference. Unplug before you go on holiday If you’re jetting off on a holiday this Christmas make sure you turn off all your appliances as well as …

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