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Keeping cosy

01 May 2013

While autumn has so far given us fairly mild days, winter is just around the corner. Warming your house may be easier than you think:

·      Close curtains as soon as the sun goes down (Resene Curtain Collection Designite in colour Merlot pictured)

·      Block the chimney in any unused fireplaces

·      Installing draught seals around doors and windows

·      Install underfloor and ceiling insulation – one of the most cost-effective investments you can make, says The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

·      Install clean, effective forms of heating ilike modern wood and wood-pellet burners, ENERGY STAR® qualified heat pumps and ENERGY STAR qualified gas heaters and fireplaces.

For more information: www.energywise.govt.nz.