Hutt at Heart

Make your home warmer this winter

Would you like to have two-thirds of the cost of your heat pump reimbursed?

You may be eligible for a grant through EECA’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.

The grant is capped at $2,500 and can be used for efficient heat pumps, wood burners (there are limits on emissions for wood burners – see the website for more information) and pellet burners. There are also grants for ceiling and underfloor insulation.

Hutt City Council Eco Design Adviser Gregory Street

Hutt City Council’s Eco Design Advisor Gregory Street says that efficient home heating is one of the best ways to actually reduce your power bill and have fewer trips to the Doctor this winter.

“Unfortunately many homes are damp and cold. Children, in particular, can suffer from asthma and colds throughout the winter months if homes aren’t heated properly. An efficient heater is essential for keeping homes warm and dry, and also ensures a comfortable temperature is maintained to keep everyone in the home healthy.”

Home owners may be eligible for a heater grant if the:

  • home was built before 2008
  • homeowner has a Community Services Card or SuperGold combo card, or
  • home is in an area identified as low-income
  • home doesn’t have an existing operational heating appliance in the main living area.

To be eligible for a grant for a heater, the home must have existing ceiling and underfloor insulation that is up to EECA standards. Home owners may also be eligible if a service provider contracted to EECA has assessed the home and found insulation can’t be installed.

Homeowners can check their eligibility by using this tool, by calling 0800 749 782 or emailing info@eeca.govt.nz

Hutt City Council offers a free Eco Design Advisor service that provides information about keeping your home warm and dry. Call 027 406 5642 or email ecodesign@huttcity.govt.nz for a free assessment. You can also book an assessment here.

Email newsletter

Subscribe to Hutt at Heart – Te Manawa, your monthly email newsletter where you can find out about fantastic things going on across our city and at Hutt City Council.

Email newsletter

Subscribe to Hutt at Heart – Te Manawa, your monthly email newsletter where you can find out about fantastic things going on across our city and at Hutt City Council.