Financial help is available

If you have an expired burner, and either have a Community Services Card or live in an eligible Social Deprivation Index area 8-10, you may be eligible to get up to 100% of the cost of a replacement ultra-low emission wood burner or efficient heat pump.

For more information about the home heating subsidy, including full eligibility criteria, visit Environment Canterbury's financial assistance page or contact one of the agencies listed below.


North and Central Canterbury

Community Energy Action (CEA) provides home heating subsidies in Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Christchurch, and Ashburton. Give them a call on 0800 438 9276 (0800 GETWARM) or visit the CEA website to find out more.


South Canterbury

In Timaru, Waimate and Geraldine, EnergySmart provides our home heating subsidies. Give EnergySmart a call on 0800 777 111 for more information.


More financial support options

You can also check your eligibility for EECA’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme, a government initiative that offers grants to low-income homeowners for insulation and new heating appliances.


You may also be able to get a low-interest loan through your bank to cover the cost of a new heating appliance and/or insulation. Some home heating retailers also offer payment terms so you can pay off your new heat pump or ultra-low emission wood burner over time.