Residential Space Heaters in Australia and New Zealand
Space heating accounts for around a third of residential energy use in Australia (35 per cent) and New Zealand (32 per cent) (EnergyConsult, 2015), making it the single largest energy end use in Australian homes, and a major energy end use in New Zealand homes. The use of space heaters is also a major driver of household energy costs, especially in colder regions. Increased uptake of efficient heating would result in reductions in residential energy use, household energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
This document used for consultation in May 2021.