Home Insulation

Warmer Kiwi Homes

Warmer Kiwi Homes is a government programme offering grants covering two thirds of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation as well as moisture barriers.  Additional contributions from community organisations will be sought to make the retrofits as low cost as possible in many regions.  On 1 July 2019, funding for heating was released. The grants will cover two thirds of the cost of a heat pump or an efficient wood burner or pellet burner. The heating grant is capped at $2500.00 +GST.

To be eligible for a grant for a heater, your home must have existing ceiling and underfloor insulation that is up to EECA standards. You may also be eligible if a service provider contracted to EECA has assessed your home and found they can’t install insulation.  In addition to the above criteria, the home mustn’t have an existing operational heating appliance in the main living area

For more information on heating grants, please click here.

Use to this to find out if you are eligible to get a grant for a heater and/or home insulation, as well as the contact details for a service provider in your area that you can connect to for a no-obligation quote. https://www.energywise.govt.nz/tools/warmer-kiwi-homes-tool/

To be eligible for an insulation grant you will need to:
  • The home needs to have been built before 2008, AND
  • The homeowner (owner-occupied), AND
  • Have a Community Services Card or Super Gold Combo, OR
  • Own and be living in a home in an area identified as lower-income, OR
  • Be referred by the Healthy Home Initiative