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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Getting help to keep warm - CEA

The last couple of days have been pretty tough for those with homes that let in the weather, or don’t have adequate heating to take away the cold. CEA have been mentioned before on this blog and, if you haven’t checked them out before, you might want to do so now.

CEA (Community Energy Action) is a charitable trust in Christchurch which aims to keep people warm in their homes regardless of their income. They can do this by putting in insulation and heating for all people, and with extra grants up to 100% for low income households.

CEA also run a free energy advice service and a curtain bank which provides free recycled curtains to the community.

They have a web page here with useful information on everything to do with keeping warm and earthquakes. The page covering subsidies is here.

You can also phone them:

Main number for insulation and heating:

    Community Energy Action reception: (03) 374-7222
    Free phone: 0800 GET WARM (0800 438-9276)

Other phone numbers:

    Energy Advice Service (questions on home energy use): 0800 388-588
    Curtain Bank: 379-6959

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