Meridian Energy is asking customers to be vigilant for scammers after reports of hoax phone calls from people claiming to be from Meridian.

If you receive a call from people saying they are from Meridian asking for your credit card or bank account details and you do not have an outstanding account with Meridian, please do not give out any of your personal information. Hang up and call us directly on 0800 496 496 (Meridian Energy customer contact centre).

Save power

Solar

The sun and the wind are pretty powerful, we should know. Dry your clothes on the line as much as possible to save on the dryer. We recommend double-pegging if you're in Wellington.

bath

You're not going to have a cold bath, but your clothes could. Washing on a hot cycle can use 90% more energy per load.

Sofa

There are 42 other ridiculously simple ways you can do your bit. Download our handy booklet of tips here.

For more serious energy saving tips around home, check out these handy suggestions.