I will install home insulation

Warm homes are healthy homes, and the best way of warming up your home without creating a huge power bill is to install insulation. You could save more than $300 every year by doing this! You can install some insulation yourself such as ceiling insulation or under floor insulation, or talk to an expert about what is best for your home. You may even qualify for funding through government grants such as Warmer Kiwi Homes.

If the floor and roof of your home are already well insulated then adding wall insulation is the next step If your home was built before 1978 you most likely do not have any wall insulation.  If you’re redecorating a room, it’s an ideal time to pull off the wall lining and insert building paper and insulation

Make this pledge and your action could save 295 kg of CO2e emissions per year - that's like running 113 compact florescent light bulbs non-stop for 45 days.

Find out more about your personal impact on the planet and the most impactful actions to reduce it at FutureFit.  

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I will install home insulation

Warm homes are healthy homes, and the best way of warming up your home without creating a huge power bill is to install insulation. You could save more than $300 every year by doing this! You can install some insulation yourself such as ceiling insulation or under floor insulation, or talk to an expert about what is best for your home. You may even qualify for funding through government grants such as Warmer Kiwi Homes.

If the floor and roof of your home are already well insulated then adding wall insulation is the next step If your home was built before 1978 you most likely do not have any wall insulation.  If you’re redecorating a room, it’s an ideal time to pull off the wall lining and insert building paper and insulation

Make this pledge and your action could save 295 kg of CO2e emissions per year - that's like running 113 compact florescent light bulbs non-stop for 45 days.

Find out more about your personal impact on the planet and the most impactful actions to reduce it at FutureFit.  

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I will block up draughts

If you’ve got small gaps around your doors and windows these can add up to the equivalent of having a football sized hole in your wall.   Draught stopping is easy to do yourself and various products are available in hardware stores. 

Advice for draft stopping is available here,  and how to fit a draught excluder to your door here: This Mitre 10 video shows you how to reduce draughts as well as other things such as installing window film, hot water cylinder wraps & lagging.

Find out more about your personal impact on the planet and the most impactful actions to reduce it at FutureFit.  

 

I will block up draughts

If you’ve got small gaps around your doors and windows these can add up to the equivalent of having a football sized hole in your wall.   Draught stopping is easy to do yourself and various products are available in hardware stores. 

Advice for draft stopping is available here,  and how to fit a draught excluder to your door here: This Mitre 10 video shows you how to reduce draughts as well as other things such as installing window film, hot water cylinder wraps & lagging.

Find out more about your personal impact on the planet and the most impactful actions to reduce it at FutureFit.  

 

I will improve my curtains or blinds

Well made and installed curtains and blinds can work as effectively as double glazing in retaining heat and reducing your energy bills. Fit lined (double-layer) curtains that have little or no gap at the top (or use face-fitting tracks), extend beyond the edges by approx 20cm, and reach all the way to the floor. Lined roman blinds or honeycomb blinds also have good thermal performance. More information is available from EECA, Eco-Design Advisor or  Consumer.  

To get the most from your curtains/blinds, open fully during the day to let in the sun and save on heating costs. The energy from the sun coming through an average-sized north-facing window is equivalent to running a panel heater in winter.  Close curtains/blinds at dusk to keep the heat in.

Find out more about your personal impact on the planet and the most impactful actions to reduce it at FutureFit.

I will improve my curtains or blinds

Well made and installed curtains and blinds can work as effectively as double glazing in retaining heat and reducing your energy bills. Fit lined (double-layer) curtains that have little or no gap at the top (or use face-fitting tracks), extend beyond the edges by approx 20cm, and reach all the way to the floor. Lined roman blinds or honeycomb blinds also have good thermal performance. More information is available from EECA, Eco-Design Advisor or  Consumer.  

To get the most from your curtains/blinds, open fully during the day to let in the sun and save on heating costs. The energy from the sun coming through an average-sized north-facing window is equivalent to running a panel heater in winter.  Close curtains/blinds at dusk to keep the heat in.

Find out more about your personal impact on the planet and the most impactful actions to reduce it at FutureFit.

I will install or retrofit double glazing on our windows at home

There are many ways of getting the benefits of double glazing without the high price tag Window insulation kits or bubble wrap are simple and cost-effective solutions to retain heat and reduce condensation on windows. Plastic window film is more suited to wooden windows and can easily be done yourself.  A more robust DIY option (for wooden or aluminium windows) is to attach acrylic sheets over the top of the existing single glazing via magnetic strips or other means. 

Make this pledge and your action could save 24 kg of CO2e emissions per year - that's like driving from Māngere to Helensville.

Find out more about your personal impact on the planet and the most impactful actions to reduce it at FutureFit.  

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I will install or retrofit double glazing on our windows at home

There are many ways of getting the benefits of double glazing without the high price tag Window insulation kits or bubble wrap are simple and cost-effective solutions to retain heat and reduce condensation on windows. Plastic window film is more suited to wooden windows and can easily be done yourself.  A more robust DIY option (for wooden or aluminium windows) is to attach acrylic sheets over the top of the existing single glazing via magnetic strips or other means. 

Make this pledge and your action could save 24 kg of CO2e emissions per year - that's like driving from Māngere to Helensville.

Find out more about your personal impact on the planet and the most impactful actions to reduce it at FutureFit.  

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