EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) is an organisation in New Zealand that is dedicated to promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the country. One of the programs that EECA runs is the Warmer Kiwi Homes grant, which is aimed at helping low-income households make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable.
The Warmer Kiwi Homes grant provides funding for a range of energy-saving measures, including insulation, heating, and ventilation. The goal of the program is to help households save money on energy bills, while also making their homes healthier and more comfortable to live in.
Who is eligible for the Warmer Kiwi Homes grant?
To be eligible for funding for the Warmer Kiwi Homes grant, households must meet certain criteria. These include:
– Having a household income of less than $80,000 per year
– You are a home owner of a property that was built before 2008.
– You (the owner) have a Community Services Card or live in an area identified as low-income (check your address to see if you’re eligible)
If you meet these criteria, you may be eligible to apply for funding through the Warmer Kiwi Homes program. To apply for funding, you will need to complete an application form and provide proof of your income and ownership of the home.
EECA will work with applicants to determine the best energy-saving measures for your home. These could include insulation, heating and ventilation systems, or other measures that are appropriate for your home.
Overall, the Warmer Kiwi Homes grant helps low-income households make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. If eligible, we encourage you to consider applying for funding to help improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Why does the New Zealand government provide funding for home insulation?
The New Zealand government provides funding for home insulation through programs like the Warmer Kiwi Homes grant for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, improving the energy efficiency of homes can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is a key goal of the New Zealand government. By insulating homes, households can reduce the amount of energy they use for heating and cooling. This in turn helps to reduce their carbon footprint.
In addition to helping the environment, improving the energy efficiency of homes can help to save money on energy bills. Reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and cool homes lowers household’s energy costs over time.
Finally, improving the energy efficiency of homes can also help to make them more comfortable to live in. Insulation can help to keep homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer, which can improve the overall quality of life for those living in the home.
Absolute Energy can help you apply for a Warmer Kiwi Homes grant
Absolute Energy are an EECA partner and can work with you to apply for a grant. To get started, contact us or book a free home assessment for your property. We can work with you to determine your home’s current insulation and make recommendations on the best possible insulation solutions.