Warmer Kiwi Homes
Warmer Kiwi Homes grants are available to homeowners (not for rental properties) and cover both:
90% of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation. In some areas, generous funding from community organisations means the cost to the homeowner is even lower for insulation.
90% of the cost of a heat pump or efficient wood or pellet burner for the main living area. Grants for heaters are capped at $3000 (including GST). Wood and pellet burners are not available in all areas.
Replacing your open fire or older model wood burner gives you cleaner winter air and a healthier home inside and out. Options include heat pumps but are not limited to.
Clean Heat Grants
HBRC can provide a one-off grant for replacing a non-compliant fire with a compliant wood burner, gas fire or heater or heat pump.
Grants are claimed when the fire has been replaced. The grant is either:
Clean Heat Borrowing
Alternatively homeowners can borrow a one off amount at highly competitive rates and pay this back as a rate (we call it a voluntary targeted rate or VTR).
Replacing a woodburner if your property is in an Airshed
You can do this through HBRC existing Clean Heat programme which offers two funding options. They have been targeting high winter air pollution levels in Hastings and Napier for some years now, and provide grants or borrowings to homeowners, including landlords. Borrowing is at a 2.0% interest rate.
We can assist with Heat Pumps -- Home Ventilation – Hot Water Heat Pumps
Eligible ratepayers can borrow up to $10,000 at 4% from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. This is repaid over 10 years by way of a voluntary targeted rate (VTR).
This voluntary targeted rate is not a loan, and to access the funding, homeowners / ratepayers need a good history of paying regional council rates. Any existing VTR balance can be combined with a new one into a single VTR (one per property) sustainable homes combination, up to $20,000.
The Regional Council approval may be withheld if there is evidence that adding the repayments will cause hardship, in line with the guidance of the Consumer, Credit and Finance Act Amendment for responsible lending.
"Jason from Napier Heat Pumps has done an amazing job installing our new heatpump in our bedroom and also cleaned our older lounge heatpump so it works like it used to when it was new. Totally recommended, outstanding service, workmanship, service. 10/10."
- Brian Medland
- Brian Medland
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