Funding for heaters and insulation

EECA is offering Warmer Kiwi Homes grants for heaters and home insulation - to make homes warmer, drier and healthier.

Warmer Kiwi Homes

Warmer Kiwi Homes is a four-year Government programme offering grants covering two-thirds of the cost of an efficient wood burner, pellet burner or heat pump (capped at $2,500), as well as ceiling and underfloor insulation. 

 More information about grants for heaters

Find out if you are eligible and apply

Use our quick assessment tool to find out if you are eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant and to connect to a service provider for a no-obligation quote.

As insulation is the most important feature for a warm and healthy home, you will need to have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed to EECA standard before you will be eligible for a grant for a heater. If you don’t have adequate insulation, grants are available and it’s easy to arrange with us through the Warmer Kiwi Homes tool below.

If your home has been insulated through a Government insulation programme, that will be confirmed by us when you apply for a heater grant. Otherwise an EECA insulation provider will do a quick check.

 Check if you are eligible through the Warmer Kiwi Homes tool

Be aware that funding is limited, and projects may not cover all regions or all areas within a region. Please check with the listed service providers to find out if they are operating in your area.

There may be other payment options to help you pay the rest of the cost - talk to a service provider to find out more.

Wood and pellet burners are not available in all areas. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Am I eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant?

To be eligible for a grant you need to own the home you live in, and:
  • your home must have been built before 2008 AND
  • have a Community Services Card OR
  • live in an area identified as lower-income.
To be eligible for a grant for a heater you will need to meet the criteria above, and:
  • 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.

What next?

A service provider will contact you to arrange a visit to view your home, give you a quote and talk about the process of getting insulation or a heater installed. You are under no obligation until you sign a contract with a service provider.

Use our Warmer Kiwi Homes tool to find a service provider in your area.

 Find out more about wood burners and heat pumps, including running costs.

 Warmer Kiwi Homes tool

Contact us

For any questions about Warmer Kiwi Homes or your eligibility, please contact us on 0800 358 676.

Click here for frequently asked questions about Warmer Kiwi Homes

Not eligible for funding?

 Find out about other payment options available