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Insulation: Homeowner and Renter Rebates

Posted in Policies by Kate Archdeacon on July 23rd, 2009

Source: GreenRazor, the GreenPages Newsletter

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Starting from 1 July, the Australian Government will be launching the main component of its Homeowner Insulation Program. The exciting new program will mean essentially zero up-front costs for insulation installations that costs less $1600 for most households.

Also starting from July, homeowners will also be able to access an online register of qualified insulation installers.

Meanwhile, landlords and tenants will also be able to take advantage of the benefits of insulation through the Low Emission Assistance Plan for Renters, which essentially qualifies rental properties to receive assistance of up to $1000 for insulation installation. The average cost for installing insulation is estimated to be about $1200 per home.

Insulating your home is one of the easiest ways to make your space more energy efficient. Effective insulation traps heat in and keeps cold out during the chilly winter months and helps regulate the cool air through your home during the warmer summers.

Insulation saves energy by minimising the amount of artificial heating needed. Most of Australia is blessed with relatively moderate and temperate climate, meaning with proper insulation installed, most homes can enjoy comfortable temperatures year round with minimal aid from artificial heating or cooling.

Find out more.

Source: the GreenPages

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