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South Waikato District Council's 'Buy Now Pay Later' scheme

As a South Waikato District Council ratepayer, you may be eligible for the voluntary ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ scheme which allows homeowners of homes built pre-2000 to replace a non-compliant woodburner with a clean heat option, like a heat pump, and have insulation installed and you pay nothing up front. 

Smart Energy Solutions is the approved EECA provider and can visit your home and provide a free no-obligation quote for insulation, heating, ventilation, heat transfer systems, solar PV, thermal window film and other energy efficiency solutions. We can install your products and help with any paperwork. 

  • For rental properties it will be mandatory to have minimum levels of home insulation soon so this rates programme is a great opportunity for both homeowners and landlords to bring their houses up to spec.
  • Homeowners on a low income or landlords with low income tenants in rental properties built pre-2000 may also be eligible for 55% insulation subsidies under EECA's Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme. We can let you know if you're eligible.

Don't wait any longer, book your Home Assessment today and find out how you can apply. Remember, you must replace your non-compliant woodburner first to be eligible for council assistance.

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Financial help for replacing your old wood burner

The ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ scheme allows you to pay the costs back to Council on your rates over 10 years at 5% per annum*.  There is no maximum amount so it is worthwhile getting both your heating and insulation done and putting the costs on your rates.

The programme is offered throughout the South Waikato District Council region. The Council covers the Tokoroa, Putaruru, Tirau and smaller Arapuni communities in the region. You can read more about the Buy Now Pay Later Scheme here.

* Conditions apply. There is no maximum amount. Interest rate reviewed annually.

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Pay it off over up to 10 years

South Wakaito District Council's ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ scheme allows you to pay the costs to replace a non-compliant woodburner with a clean heat option, such as a heat pump, and pay it back to Council on your rates over 10 years at 5% per annum*. 

Combining Rates Funding & EECA Subsidies

Once your heating has been upgraded through the Council rates programmes, you may be able to add the cost of insulation to your rates.

If you are a low income homeowner or have a rental property with tenants on a low income, you may be eligible for 55% off ceiling and underfloor insulation as part of the government's Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme. Also if your heating is sorted, you can apply for insulation funding for the remaining costs through the Council. We'll help you with all the paperwork to keep it simple.

Book a Home Assessment with us today and we can walk you through the subsidies and funding available.

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