19 Oct 2010

Insulation scheme taken up by 76,000 households

9:45 pm on 19 October 2010

More than 76,000 households have taken advantage of the Government's home insulation and energy efficiency programme.

Under the Warm Up New Zealand Programme, homeowners with houses built before 2000 can receive up to $1300 towards insulation and a further $500 towards heating.

Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says 41,275 of the 76,005 households that took part in the programme in the past 15 months are on low incomes.

The programme, announced in the 2009 Budget, is costing the Government almost $347.3 million over four years.