Get help up­grad­ing en­ergy ef­fi­ciency

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

EL­I­GI­BLE low-in­come house­holds in Mt Druitt and St Marys will be able to save hun­dreds of dol­lars on their elec­tric­ity bills thanks to the new Home En­ergy Ac­tion (HEA) Ap­pli­ance pro­gram launched re­cently.

The $4 mil­lion ini­tia­tive of the NSW Of­fice of En­vi­ron­ment and Her­itage will help low-in­come house­holds re­duce en­ergy bills by re­plac­ing ex­ist­ing in­ef­fi­cient fridges or TVs with se­lected new en­ergy-ef­fi­cient mod­els at sub­sidised costs.

“The HEA Ap­pli­ance pro­gram will as­sist many peo­ple Angli­care sup­ports through our Mt Druitt cen­tre. The pro­gram of­fers 40 per cent sub­si­dies for fridges and 50 per cent for TVs. House­holds can save up to $200 on an­nual en­ergy bills for fridges and up to $125 for TVs,” sus­tain­able liv­ing man­ager Teresa Clark said.

“If you have a valid Pen­sioner Con­ces­sion Card, Health Care Card or Low In­come Health Care Card from Cen­tre­link, or a Gold Card from Veter­ans’ Af­fairs, you can make an ap­point­ment with us and we will help you ap­ply for the pro­gram.

“For those who may strug­gle to pay the gap, we can also see if they’ll be el­i­gi­ble for our no-in­ter­est loan scheme.”

El­i­gi­ble house­holds can also ap­ply at en­vi­ron­ment. nsw.gov.au/house­holds/ap pli­ance-re­place­ment-of­fer.

The pro­gram runs un­til June 30 next year.

Angli­care’s Teresa Clark.

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