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 is a four-year Government programme now offering grants covering 90% of the cost of an efficient wood burner, pellet burner or heat pump (capped at $3000 including GST), as well as ceiling and underfloor insulation.
Warmer Kiwi Homes grants are available under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and insulation and heater installations can take place.
Installations under COVID-19 Alert Level 2
Companies contracted to EECA for Warmer Kiwi Homes have health and safety measures in place to protect both homeowners and installers against the risk of COVID-19.
Installers will ask you questions about whether anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19 and will observe two metre physical distancing. Please help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by answering these questions and maintaining physical distancing.
Find out if you are eligible and apply
|To be eligible for a grant you need to own the home you live in, and:|
|To be eligible for a grant for a heater you will need to meet the criteria above, and:|
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.
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.
Be aware that funding is limited, and projects may not cover all regions or all areas within a region. Wood and pellet burners are not available in all areas. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Once you have applied for a grant through the Warmer Kiwi Homes tool, the service provider/s you selected will contact you to arrange a visit to view your home. The service provider will then 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.
For any questions about Warmer Kiwi Homes or your eligibility, please contact us on 0800 358 676.