Posted on 30 01 2024

The Essential Steps to Take When Applying for the Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant

The Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant is a government initiative to improve New Zealand homes' energy efficiency and comfort. This grant, administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), provides significant financial assistance to eligible homeowners for insulation and heating retrofits. 

Greenside Energy Solutions, a leading insulation, heat pump, and ventilation solutions provider, is here to guide you through the application process and beyond.


What is the Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant?

The Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant was introduced in 2018 to provide grants to low-income households for insulation and heating retrofits. The grant covers up to 80-90% of the insulation and heating system installation cost, making it more affordable for homeowners to improve their energy efficiency. The grant does not cover wall insulation and can only be used for the home you own and live in.


Are You Eligible? Understanding the Criteria

To be eligible for the Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant, you must own and live in a home built before 2008. Additionally, you must either have a Community Services Card or live in an area identified as lower-income as defined by the Deprivation Index. 

For heating grants, your home must have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed to EECA standards. It's important to note that funding is limited, and grants may not be available in some remote locations and islands.


How Greenside Energy Solutions Can Assist You

Applying for the Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant requires complete and accurate information. Greenside Energy Solutions can assist in gathering essential documents and guide homeowners through the grant application process. Our team of experienced home energy assessors, insulation installers, electricians, and quality control auditors provide quality solutions and workmanship for your peace of mind.


After Your Application: The Journey with Greenside

Once your application is submitted, Greenside Energy Solutions manages the process and keeps homeowners informed. We conduct thorough evaluations of insulation and heating needs to meet grant criteria. Please note that due to supply chain constraints and the availability of installers, installation can take up to 4 months.


Installation Process: Getting Your Home Ready

The installation process involves preparing the area where the system will be installed, installing the actual heating unit, and testing it to ensure it's working correctly. Greenside Energy Solutions' team of professionals will guide you through this process, providing a smooth and efficient installation.


Navigating Challenges and Delays

There can be challenges in the application and installation process, such as supply chain constraints and the availability of installers. Greenside Energy Solutions is crucial in mitigating these challenges, keeping homeowners informed, and ensuring the process moves smoothly.


Maximising the Benefits of the Grant

Beyond the grant, homeowners can take additional steps to improve energy efficiency, such as sealing the home, upgrading insulation, optimising the heating system, and using energy-efficient lighting. These steps can lead to long-term insulation and efficient heating benefits, including lower energy bills and a more comfortable home environment.


Unleash Your Home's Energy Potential Today!

Take advantage of the opportunity to transform your home into a warmer, healthier, and more energy-efficient haven. Greenside Energy Solutions is offering a free home energy assessment for eligible owner-occupiers. This is your chance to discover how you can make your home more comfortable while potentially qualifying for the Warmer Kiwi Homes Grant.

Our expert team will guide you through the entire process, from assessing your home's energy needs to navigating the grant application. You might even be eligible for a free insulation installation!

Take the first step towards a greener, healthier home. Visit Greenside Energy Solutions and fill out the form. We will contact you to organise a convenient time for our assessors to visit your home.

Don't wait! Start your journey towards a more energy-efficient home today.


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