Posted on 23 03 2024

GreenSide Guide: Accessing Heat Pump Subsidies in New Zealand

Heat pumps have emerged as a game-changer for New Zealand homes for those looking for sustainable living and energy efficiency. But, let's face it, the upfront cost can be a hurdle. That's where government subsidies come into play. 

GreenSide Energy Solutions is here to guide you through accessing these financial aids to make your home warmer, healthier, and more energy-efficient without breaking the bank.

The Importance of Sustainable Heating

New Zealand's commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency has never been stronger. With the government rolling out subsidies for heat pumps, it's clear that achieving a greener future is a shared goal. Heat pumps, renowned for their ability to provide energy-efficient heating, are at the forefront of this transition. But how does one navigate the subsidy landscape? 

Why Choose a Heat Pump?

Before we delve into subsidies, let's discuss why heat pumps are a smart choice for Kiwi homes. Heat pumps keep you cosy in winter and are efficient and cost-effective. They use less energy to heat your home, which means lower energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint. 

It's a win-win for both your wallet and the planet.

Overview of Heat Pump Subsidies in NZ

The government offers subsidies for heat pump installations as part of the Warmer Kiwi Homes program, which aims to make sustainable heating solutions accessible to more people. The program provides grants covering up to 80% of the cost of an approved heat pump for eligible homeowners. 

To be eligible, homeowners must own and live in a home built before 2008, have a Community Services Card, or live in an area identified as low-income. The grants are intended to help lower-income homeowners improve their health, reduce energy use and emissions, and save money on their power bills. 

The eligibility criteria and the amount homeowners need to pay for a heat pump installation vary based on the specific circumstances and location. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) manages the program and aims to encourage New Zealand to move towards sustainable energy systems.

Homeowners can contact GreenSide Energy Solutions to schedule a free Home Energy Assessment and determine their eligibility for more information.

Step-by-Step Guide to Accessing the Subsidy

Navigating the subsidy process might seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Here's how GreenSide Energy Solutions can help:

  1. Initial Consultation: We'll discuss your needs and assess your eligibility for the subsidy.
  2. Recommendation: Based on your home's specifics, we'll recommend the best heat pump that qualifies for the subsidy.
  3. Application Assistance: We'll guide you through the subsidy application process to ensure all the paperwork is sorted.
  4. Installation: Once approved, our certified installers will fit your home with your new heat pump to ensure it meets all compliance requirements.

Why GreenSide Energy Solutions?

With years of experience and an understanding of heat pumps and the subsidy process, GreenSide stands out as the go-to guide for Kiwis looking to make the switch. 

Our commitment to customer service and expertise in recommending and installing 

Start Your Sustainable Home Journey Now! 

Are you considering making your home warmer, healthier, and more energy-efficient? Or perhaps you’re thinking of ways to help your parents, other family, or close friends make their homes more liveable with less financial strain? If so, get in touch with the GreenSide Energy Solutions team. We make the subsidy process easy and hassle-free, guiding you every step of the way to ensure you can enjoy the comfort of a heat pump at a subsidised cost. 

Don’t wait to make the change—your journey toward a more sustainable and comfortable home starts here. Contact Greenside Energy Solutions or give us a call at 0800 789 276. 

If you own a home, hold a Community Services Card, or live in a low-income area (DEP 7, 8, 9, or 10), you might be eligible for additional support through a subsidy. We can help you navigate the subsidy options available and ensure you receive the maximum support you're entitled to.


As an Owner-Occupier You May Be Eligible for a Warmer Kiwi Homes Subsidy