Payment options for insulation and heating
Some local councils and banks have payment options to help you with the cost of installing insulation and heating.
Help from your council
We’re working with local councils to allow you to pay insulation and heating costs as part of your rates bills. You’ll find the councils offering this financial help (at a set interest rate) listed below. Contact them directly for more information.
Help from your bank
If you have a mortgage with one of the following New Zealand banks, you might be able to add the cost of insulating your home to your mortgage.
You would pay back the insulation or heating costs with interest over the term of your mortgage. Some banks may agree to waive any associated fees but you should discuss this with them. You just need to:
- contact your local insulation or heating service provider to get a quote
- take this quote to your bank
- discuss the options for adding to your existing mortgage.
Contact the participating banks to find out more about their offer.
Funding for insulation
Before looking into payment options, check whether you’re eligible for funding. The Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme offers funding towards ceiling and underfloor insulation for low-income rental households.
Special discounts for insulation
You may be able to get a discount of at least 20% from some service providers if your household is not eligible for insulation funding through the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme.
Payment options for heating
If you're ill or have a disability, you can apply for help with the cost of heating your home.