Whether you rent, flat, or own your own house, there are lots of ways you can make your home more efficient, healthier, and cheaper to run. Efficient resource use is good for you, good for your wallet, and great for the planet.
Water availability is a growing concern in the Wellington Region, and climate change is going to make water management much more challenging. Here are our top three tips on saving water at home.
Energy is expensive. What’s more, about 30% of New Zealand’s power comes from fossil fuels. If you can adapt your habits now, you’ll be better off in the long run. Here are our top three ways to save power at home.
All electric heaters are equally efficient (except heat pumps which use a different technology). The key difference between electric heaters is how well their heat moves around the room, the size and purpose of the room you’re heating, and the quality of the heater’s thermostat.
Because panel or eco-type heaters use less power, they put out less heat. This may work well overnight in a bedroom, but not in ‘on-demand’ situations.
Here are our top three tips for choosing heaters:
Read more on EECA Energywise's website, including what type and size heater to use.
Cleaning products account for a large proportion of household waste. By making your own cleaners you can reduce the amount of packaging you use. In addition, most conventional cleaners use chemicals that can be harmful to people and to our water sources.
Here are our top three tips for green cleaning:
Minimalism is a mindset. There are lots of things we like about Marie Kondo's tidying up mentality, such as how a cluttered space causes a cluttered mind.
However, there are a couple of things she missed out that have left us feeling a little confused. Keep reading to find out more.
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