In a time when the cost of living in New Zealand is soaring, it’s essential for homeowners to make wise financial decisions. Recently, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and Consumer NZ launched a campaign titled ‘Find Money in Weird Places,’ offering tips on saving money around the house.

While these tips can be helpful, it is crucial to consider a more substantial and long-term solution to combat rising energy costs. In this article, we explore why double glazing is a superior alternative, addressing both financial concerns and the harsh reality of energy affordability for many New Zealanders.

Finding Money By Cutting Showers and Turning Down Heating

The challenge of  high living costs.

New Zealand’s high cost of living has left many homeowners struggling to make ends meet. Families are already sacrificing essentials like heaters and dehumidifiers just to be able to manage their weekly expenses. The EECA and Consumer NZ’s campaign should be commended for offering valuable insights into saving money. However, it is essential to recognize that these tips are most effective when used in moderation and are not always feasible for everyone.

The right to a warm, dry and healthy home should be a reality for all New Zealanders.

Reduce energy consumption with genuine double glazing

Investing in double glazing is a wise decision that not only enhances the comfort of your home but also contributes to long-term savings. Genuine double glazing offers a range of benefits that extend beyond the scope of the ‘Find Money in Weird Places’ campaign:

1.  Energy Efficiency: Standard double glazing reduces the transfer of heat that occurs through conduction, leaving your home around 50% warmer than if single glazed.  Superior Low-E double glazing such as our SuperTherm™ range, acts as a thermal barrier, reducing heat loss during winter (up to 83% depending on the SuperTherm™ solution you select) and minimising heat gain during summer. This results in lower energy consumption and reduced heating and cooling expenses.

2.  Enhanced Comfort: Double glazing that includes acoustic laminate, such as our SuperTherm Protect™ double glazing, reduces noise pollution making your home a more peaceful sanctuary.  High-performing Low-E double glazing also helps to eliminate cold spots and draughts, ensuring a consistently comfortable indoor environment.

3.  Financial Savings: While the upfront cost of double glazing may seem daunting, the long-term financial benefits are significant. By reducing energy consumption, homeowners can save substantially on energy bills year after year, helping to offset the initial investment over time.  Read more here….

4.  Increased Property Value: Double glazing is a sought-after feature in the real estate market. Installing double glazing can enhance your property’s market value, making it more appealing to potential buyers and providing a return on investment if you decide to sell.

While the ‘Find Money in Weird Places’ campaign offers useful tips for homeowners, it is important to recognize that they are not a comprehensive solution to the challenges faced by New Zealanders. Double glazing provides an effective, long-term strategy to combat rising energy costs and improve overall home comfort.

By investing in double glazing, in particular high-performing Low-E double glazing like our SuperTherm™ range, homeowners can enjoy energy efficiency, enhanced comfort, and substantial financial savings, all while increasing the value of their property.

It is crucial for homeowners to make informed decisions that prioritize their well-being and long-term financial stability.  Talk to one of our expert consultants and we’ll guide you, so you can make the right choice, customised for your home.