Heat Pumps Subsidised Through Warmer Kiwi Homes Programme

Warmer Kiwi Homes

Many kiwis are eligible for a subsidized heat pump installation in their home.

The government has committed to help low-income families achieve warmer and healthier homes. As part of this program the government will subside:

  • 80% of the cost of an approved heater.
    This could be a heat pump or an efficient wood/pellet burner for the main living area. Heater grants are capped at $3000 including GST.

In order to be eligible you need to:

  • Own and live in a home built before 2008.
  • Have a community services card or live in an area identified as low income.
  • Have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed to EECA standards.
    If your home has been insulated through a Government insulation programme, we’ll confirm it when you apply for a heater grant.
    Otherwise an EECA insulation provider will do a quick check — at no cost to you.
  • Have none of the following fixed heaters operational in any living area of the house: heat pump, wood or pellet burner, flued gas heater or central heating system.
    If your home has one of these heater types, it is not eligible for a heating grant.

If you want to know more you can contact Goldstar Heat Pumps on 0800 864 964 and we will be glad to help you, or check out the Warmer Kiwi Homes website.