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Woman carrying box into house
  • Tips and tricks
  • 9 May 2022

How to pack

Moving is an exciting time, but packing up your house can be a daunting task. We'll break the packing...

Kid in front of dryer
  • Tips and tricks
  • 2 May 2022

Why is my bill so high in winter?

Energy bills often increase over winter as households have increased costs in keeping warm. However, there...

heat pump remote adjustment
  • Tips and tricks
  • 4 Apr 2022

Use your heat pump efficiently this winter

Given that heating can account for over 35% of our winter power bill, choosing the best option to heat your...

Lady in laundry
  • Tips and tricks
  • 7 Mar 2022

20 simple energy saving habits

Looking for simple ways to help reduce your energy use and lower your power bill? Read on...

Woman adjusting heatpump
  • Tips and tricks
  • 7 Feb 2022

Energy saving tips for cooling your home without heating

Do you use your heat pump to cool your home in the summer? Well, you'll be glad to hear that using air...

Women happy
  • Tips and tricks
  • 17 Jan 2022

Power bills - how to split them fairly

When you are sharing a home with flat mates or adult siblings, or have adult children living at home, you...

Man adjusting lights
  • Tips and tricks
  • 6 Dec 2021

Smart homes - the future looks bright in New Zealand

In New Zealand the smart home movement is growing. A survey by home automation and security company says...

How solar works
  • Tips and tricks
  • 22 Nov 2021

Generate your own power with HomeGen

Distributed Generation (or “DG”) most commonly refers to solar PV, however it can also be for wind or...

Solar panels
  • Tips and tricks
  • 1 Nov 2021

How does solar power work?

The sun produces a staggering amount of energy – 4 million tonnes (of joules) per second. A single hour of...

LPG gas bottles
  • Tips and tricks
  • 4 Oct 2021

What is LPG bottled gas?

In New Zealand, we tend to rely on two types of gas for our household energy needs: natural gas and liquid...

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Woman carrying box into house
  • Tips and tricks
  • 9 May 2022

How to pack

Moving is an exciting time, but packing up your house can be a daunting task. We'll break the packing...

Kid in front of dryer
  • Tips and tricks
  • 2 May 2022

Why is my bill so high in winter?

Energy bills often increase over winter as households have increased costs in keeping warm. However, there...

heat pump remote adjustment
  • Tips and tricks
  • 4 Apr 2022

Use your heat pump efficiently this winter

Given that heating can account for over 35% of our winter power bill, choosing the best option to heat your...

Lady in laundry
  • Tips and tricks
  • 7 Mar 2022

20 simple energy saving habits

Looking for simple ways to help reduce your energy use and lower your power bill? Read on...