Auckland - Get Insulation or a Heat Pump on your Rates
Auckland Council's 'Retrofit Your Home' programme with up to 9 years to pay
Homeowners and landlords can put up to $5000 of the costs of insulation, heat pumps, bathroom extraction systems and more on your rates and pay it back over up to 9 years.
We're one of the approved providers under the Auckland Council rates programme and can make the process easy for you with a free home assessment, a no-obligation quote and help with the Council paperwork.
The support up to $5,000 is designed to make Auckland homes more energy and water-efficient and keep Auckland families healthier. It is also a great option for landlords to make properties compliant with mandatory insulation requirements.
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What can it cover?
You can apply for up to $5,000 financial assistance through the Council to help you get your home retrofitted with ceiling insulation, underfloor insulation, a heat pump, a clean air log burner, fireplace removal, bathroom & kitchen extractors and more.
Pay it off over up to 9 years
The funding through the Auckland Council is repaid over a period of 9 years and appears as a separate line item on your usual rates bill. You can make additional repayments if you wish to pay it off earlier.
If you sell your house before fully paying off the financial assistance you are legally required to disclose the existence of the targeted rate to potential buyers. Alternatively you can pay the outstanding amount off in full prior to selling.
What is the interest rate?
The targeted rate is interest bearing but only at the rate that the Auckland Council pays for its finance plus a small administration charge. Typically it works out at approximately 6.6% per annum.
There are other finance options below - some being interest free - although many people find adding it to their rates bill more convenient and it can be paid off earlier as your situation allows to limit interest costs.
Combining Rates Funding & EECA Subsidies
If your property is eligible for insulation subsidies as part of the government's EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes programme you can use the Council's rates programme to address your heating at the same time.
The insulation subsidies are provided through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and will automatically be included on any quote for these items.
Book a Home Assessment with us today and we can walk you through the subsidies and funding available.