During winter, here in Dunedin, we can be sure its going to be chilly, so it is always a very good time to look over your home and make any changes you can afford to achieve a home that is warm and cosy, draught free and without damp!
What actions should we be prioritising? Should we be looking at heating systems, or insulation? Is our insulation as good as it could be. What can we do to make a drafty home less drafty!
The good news is that there is professional independent advice is at hand! There are trained household energy auditors here in Dunedin who are assisting people with advice on how they can improve the energy efficiency and warmth of their homes.
On this programme I spoke with Peter McDonald and Alex King who are both accredited Household Energy Auditors, trained at Level 2 Certification for Home Assessment provided through the Community Energy Network which is a nationwide body. Now through Transition Valley 473, The NEV Community Development Project and the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust, they are looking to do home performance assessments in the Dunedin area.
We talk about the service they provide as well as gaining some very useful tips on what you can do to achieve a warmer home.
To listen to this programme about Household Energy Assessments please click on http://new.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=f161a130-49ce-4921-82bb-4c19c780c6a7
To find out more about
- Transition Valley 473’s household energy assessments – contact Peter on firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex on email@example.com
This programme was originally broadcast on the 23rd April 2015 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is hosted by Maureen Howard and is supported by the Dunedin City Council.