Stay in touch with what's happening with energy efficiency in Brightr, the new home of Smart Energy Solutions, in New Zealand and around the world.
16 August 2020
Myth busting tips to reduce your power billsWith so much in the way of ‘fake news’ around, what advice can you rely on to cut your bills and keep warm this winter? We’ve debunked six common myths and provided some smart alternatives for you to act on today that are tried, tested and sure to help out.
09 August 2020
Foil insulation banned in residential homesRepairing existing or retrofitting foil underfloor insulation in your home is banned due to risks of electrocution. A risk for DIYers, so please read.
06 August 2020
A warm, dry home is a healthy homeWe all know a cold, damp home is unhealthy and research has shown that child respiratory hospital admissions could be slashed if homes were free of damp and mould.
02 August 2020
Smart Energy Tip - Wash Clothes in Cold WaterBy washing in cold water instead of hot water you could save over $70 a year in power. We've got some great tips to help you save.
01 August 2020
Smart Energy Tip - Be Smart with Clothes DryersUsing your clothes dryer is convenient when you lead a busy lifestyle. We've got some great tips to help make it a smart option.
26 July 2020
New Plymouth: Interest-free loans for insulation, heat pumps & more!New Plymouth ratepayers - you can now get up to $10,000 loans at ZERO interest for insulation, heat pumps, ventilation and more for your home and pay them off on your rates.
22 July 2020
Smart Energy Tip - Limit Use of Heated Towel RailsTurn off your heated towel rail when not in use. Heated towels are luxurious, using a heat towel rail can cost up to $170 a year to run*.
12 July 2020
Smart Energy Tip - Power off your StandbyTurning your appliances off at the wall can save you $100 a year. The biggest culprits are home entertainment options like TVs, stereos, gaming and computer equipment.
09 December 2019
We have our winner!Diana from Hawke's Bay is the winner of a year of free power bills (up to $5,000)!
07 August 2019
Landlord fined $1,500 for not hitting Insulation DeadlineAll tenanted properties must be insulated to a minimum standard otherwise landlords risk hefty fines. One landlord has been fined already.