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Now that the summer is officially over and cold weather is starting to creep back upon us it is important to think about getting your home ready for when temperatures drop and the need for heating rises. We are here to give you some tips, which will not only make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, but save you some money while you're at it. From big changes that will save you hundreds of dollars on your energy bill to smaller ones that need just a few materials from your local hardware store. These tips will make a real difference in keeping you warm and your energy bill manageable this winter.

This EBook is put together to make your life easier. The EnviroSpec EBook will help increase your whole house performance before the winter season starts. Giving you the best solutions for any potential problems you might experience in the colder month to come. The following tips will address common problems seen in all types of homes, they will offer solutions to problems that can be easily fixed, often without calling on help from a professional.

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Be Responsible with Paint

Around 25 million liters of decorative paint is sold each year in New Zealand.* Paints are not only decorative but also provide protective coatings for a wide range of surfaces. As protective coatings, paints can significantly prolong the useful life of structures and claddings. This generates environmental benefits by reducing resources used for repair and replacement. However paint products also have a worrisome impact on the environment themselves, including the release of environmentally harmful substances. What to do about these environmental bad paints?

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Solar Power has Never Been as Affordable as it is Today

New Zealand has one of the best climates in the world for solar power production. New Zealand enjoys about 2,000 hours of bright, radiant sunshine each year and some places even more. Through the use of solar panels, you can turn this sunshine into energy, cutting back on your power bill and drastically reducing your carbon footprint. (...) 
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How to Get Green in your Kitchen

If you want to make an eco-friendly house, the kitchen is a great place to start. Heart of the home, it's also one of the easiest places to go green with few daily changes and renovations.
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Why Choose Natural Lighting Systems

Natural light transforms the living space revealing the true colours within a home or business. The natural lighting can also change our perception of space, which tends to feel more spacious and expansive than spaces light by artificial lighting...
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Benefit of Low Flow Showers

The performance of a house is dependent on the selection of products. High quality and high efficiency appliances can improve an eco-home in different ways: save water, save energy, save money...

Showering can account for around 20/30% of overall household water usage. 
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Eco-Friendly Christmas Tips to Save Energy and Money

For many of us, Christmas lights on trees are essential seasonal decorations. While this creates a cozy, atmospheric glow , it does contribute to energy consumption. (...)
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Important facts about LEDs

The Light-Emitting Diode (LED) is an electonic light source that uses less energy than traditional bulbs, and by the way, saves more money! (...)
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The Benefits of Micro-Inverters in Solar Technology

For our world to become sustainable we have to find a way to use renewable energy sources. The most obvious answer to this problem is to start harnessing the sun's power into usable energy (...)
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Benefit of Wood Flooring

Thanks to our Eco-Home Education Spot, we can present you some different eco-products to improve your home, and by the way your comfort. This kind of eco-floor was present in the past, then saw a decline in since the 80s-90s, but is now making a come back (...)
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Benefit and Advice on Carpet

When you are renovating or building your house, it is important to consider the environmental impact for each product you choose (...)
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Green Wall Benefits

In the past few years, we have turned our attention to the ever increasing issue of air pollution. In response, more of us are investing in green spaces to improve air quality. Green Walls, also called Living walls, are a solution for any property interested in improving their space with intrinsic benefits of nature (...)
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Summer comes in: Save Water!

In our daily activities we don't really think about the water we use: flush the toilet, take a shower, wash a car, shave. Many of our actions waste our water. As summer comes in, people have to be ever more careful to conserve water as much as possible.
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The Importance of Insulation

Whether you are a home-owner or a professional Architect, all of us are trying ways to improve our homes. For many homes in New Zealand, there is one word that symbolizes a good place to start: "Insulation" (...)
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Reducing Formaldehyde Emissions

As the knowledge of the dangers of formaldehyde have increased in the past fewdecades (...)
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The Importance of double glazed windows

Double glazed windows let in as much sunlight as a single glazed window (...)
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