ENERGYWISE™ insulation subsidy available on NOVAtherm Ceiling and Underfloor Insulation and NOVAfloor Underfloor Insulation
NOVAtherm Ceiling blanket, NOVAtherm Underfloor medium density pad and NOVAfloor Underfloor Insulation are three of the most popular insulation products being installed under the government home insulation scheme, Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme.
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Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart is a government home insulation and clean heating subsidy initiative run under the ENERGYWISE™ banner of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). It started on 1 July 2009, and aims to retrofit more than 188,500 New Zealand homes over the next four years.
According to the EECA website “better insulation means our homes are warmer, cosier, and easier to heat. Warmer, drier homes bring health benefits, especially for those with respiratory illness or other conditions derived from living in cold and damp houses.”
Who is eligible for the home insulation subsidy?
If your house needs insulation and it was built before 2000 you are eligible for a 33% subsidy on insulation under the government home insulation scheme. Up to $1,300 (incl. GST) is available for NOVAtherm Ceiling and Underfloor Insulation and NOVAfloor Underfloor Insulation fitted by a professional installer. If you can access the space both Ceiling and Underfloor Insulation must be done to qualify for the funding.
The insulation subsidy is not means tested, and if you hold a Community Services Card (or your rental tenant does) you are eligible for a 60% subsidy on the total cost of insulation.
Information current as at December 2011