HomeWarming offers home energy assessments and upgrades for income-qualified homeowners, at no cost.
It is important to us that people living on lower incomes benefit from energy efficiency and feel comfortable in their homes. For qualifying homeowners, if we discover that upgrades like draft-proofing and insulation will help reduce your heating and power bills, we’ll install the upgrades at absolutely no cost to you.
Before you start your HomeWarming assessment make sure you check all the boxes:
- Your total family income is within the levels shown in the Income Qualification Chart.
- You own a single-unit home located in Nova Scotia and can provide proof of ownership.
- You live in your home year-round, it is your current primary residence and you do not plan to sell it in the near future.
- Your home has not already been upgraded through HomeWarming or the Low Income Homeowner Service.
- Proof of income (recent Tax Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency for all members of your household over the age of 18).
- Proof of home ownership (recent property tax bill or property value assessment notice). Note: Even if you have a mortgage with a bank or credit union, you are the owner of the home.
Wait to receive approval for free energy efficient upgrades.
Once approval is received you will be assigned a contractor to complete the upgrades.
HomeWarming is supported by the Province of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Power.
Nova Scotia Power sponsors electrically-heated homes with a $37 million fund for a 10-year low-income energy efficiency program, delivered by the Clean Foundation. The funding is charitable, and not recovered from ratepayers. The Province of Nova Scotia funds non-electric low-income energy efficiency programs, delivered by Efficiency Nova Scotia.