Only 100 people have so far signed up for free insulation
being offered to Dunedin community services card-holders.
The Cosy Homes Group has funding available through the Energy
Efficiency Conservation Authority (Eeca) to insulate up to
1500 houses in Dunedin.
Cosy homes chairman Jeff Donaldson said 100 people had signed
up in the first week, which was fewer than they wanted.
The subsidies are only available to Cosy Homes for work done
by the end of June but Mr Donaldson said there was plenty of
scope for the two contractors involved to do the work.
He said one of the contractors was having to work in
Balclutha at the moment because there were not enough homes
to do in Dunedin.
Anyone with a community services card who owns or rents a
house built before 2000 would qualify.
Ring Right House Ltd on 0800 744-569 or Smart Energy
Solutions 0800 888-766 to sign up.