Save on Home Energy Costs

12 March 2013

Did you know that a low-flow shower head can save you money on power bills and reduce your water use by half?

Installing a low-flow shower head.

Low-flow shower head

Through our home energy-saver programme, we’ve installed more than 260 of these shower heads in Wellington homes since August 2011, saving millions of litres of hot water.

You can find out how to save on your energy costs by taking up our offer of a free home assessment.

You’ll get impartial, comprehensive advice from our service provider, Home&dry, simple tips on heating, insulation, curtains, lighting and water use, and a detailed action plan. The assessor will also bring easy-to-install products - such as low-flow shower heads, hot water pipe lagging and draught stoppers - and install these on the spot if you want. The Council will pay 50 percent of the cost of these products up to a total of $115.

The programme is part of our long-term goal for all Wellingtonians to be living in warm, dry, healthy homes with affordable energy bills. Collectively, this will help reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

To book your free home assessment, phone 0508 466 363 or email