NOVAtherm Ceiling Insulation and NOVAfloor Underfloor Insulation are two of the most popular insulation products being installed under the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme.
Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart is a government funded 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.”
If your house needs insulation and it was built before 2000 you are eligible for a 33% subsidy on insulation under the programme. Up to $1,300 (incl. GST) is available for both NOVAtherm and NOVAfloor 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 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.
To arrange a free visit from an insulation professional to assess your requirements call us on 0800 100 007
Information current as at October 2010