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Warm Dunedin seeking applications for home insulation
By Anonymous on December 18, 2013

Fuseworks Media (31/10/13) has reported on the return of the Warm Dunedin programme.

The programme, which has already seen 457 Dunedin residents receive help towards upfront home insulation and/or heating costs, has been running since February 2013.

More Dunedin homes will enjoy increased health, warmth and comfort by participating in a programme that provides a rates advance to help with the upfront costs of installing home insulation and/or clean heating.

Nathan Keen, the co-ordinator of the Warm Dunedin programme at Dunedin City Council says that the programme caters for those who are not eligible for the EECA subsidies. If you are a ratepayer and meet the criteria, you will be able to apply to the DCC for up to five thousand dollars towards heating and/or home insulation.

Dunedin ratepayers are urged to make an early application as the allocated funding could run out as early as April 2014, well before the scheduled finish date of 30 June 2014.

It is estimated that an additional 250-300 homes in Dunedin will be successful in receiving help with the upfront costs of home insulation and/or heating thanks to the Warm Dunedin programme.

The new, softer Earthwool® glasswool insulation from Knauf Insulation is made using recycled glass and can be used in walls and ceilings.  It is super-soft and can be installed easily.