Eligible low income households in Campbelltown will be able to save hundreds of dollars on their electricity bills thanks to the new Home Energy Action (HEA) Appliance program launched this month.
A $4 million initiative of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage will assist low income households reduce their 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 Campbelltown office. The program offers 40% subsidies for fridges and 50% subsidies for TVs. Households can save up to $200 on annual energy bills for fridges and up to $125 for TVs,” says Sustainable Living Manager, Teresa Clark.
“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 (NILS)” says Ms Clark.
Eligible households can also apply online.
To be eligible for the new program, households must:
- Be a resident NSW
- Hold either a valid Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or Low Income Health Care Card from Centrelink, or a Gold Card from Veterans’ Affairs
- Own a suitable existing fridge six years or older, or a plasma or cathode ray tube (CRT) TV to replace.
The program runs until 30 June 2017 or until selected fridge and TV stocks last. Anglicare Sydney is one of several non-profit organisations working with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to ensure their clients can access the program.
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