You could be eligible for a grant to install a heat pump in your home thanks to the EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.
It is a Government initiative to make New Zealand homes warmer, drier and healthier.
What it covers
The Warmer Kiwi Homes programme offers grants covering 90% of the cost of heat pump (up to $3,000 including GST), as well as ceiling and underfloor insulation.
Who is eligible for the grant?
To be eligible for the grant you need to own the home you live in, and:
- Your home must have been built before 2008, AND
- You must have a Community Services or SuperGold Combo Card, OR
- Live in an area identified as lower-income.
If you want to use the grant to have a heat pump installed (or other form of heating) you must not have an existing fixed heater in the main living area – e.g. a heat pump, wood or pellet burner, flued gas heater or central heating system.
Does your home need to be insulated first?
Yes. Insulation is considered an important feature for a warm home because it traps the heat inside. You will need to have ceiling and underfloor insulation to EECA standard before you will be eligible for a grant for a heating system. Grants are available for insulation if what you have isn’t adequate.
We are a Warmer Kiwi Homes service provider
Degree Limited is on the list of approved heat pump suppliers and we can answer any questions you have about this grant.
This grant is limited so we recommend applying for this grant as soon as possible.
Got some questions about the EECA Funding?
Contact us on (04) 570-0295