HomeWarming

 

It’s important to us that everyone benefits from energy efficiency, regardless of income.

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.

Start an application or contact Darlah Purdy directly at homewarming@efficiencyns.ca, or toll free at 1-877-434-2136.

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Included with your application, you’ll need:

  • Proof of income (recent 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)

For assistance, speak confidentially with our service advisor, Darlah Purdy, by email homewarming@efficiencyns.ca, or toll free at 1-877-434-2136.

 

Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP)

Additional assistance in the cold winter months may be available for qualifying applicants through the Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP).
HARP helps with the cost of home heating for low-income Nova Scotians who pay for their own heat. Rebates range from $100 to $200. You can apply between October 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

Visit the HARP website for additional information or to apply.

Eligibility

We can help with HomeWarming upgrades if:

  1. Your home hasn’t been in HomeWarming or the Low Income Homeowner Service before (homes are only eligible once a lifetime)
  2. Your income is under the income levels in the chart below
  3. You own a single unit home in Nova Scotia and have proof of ownership
  4. Your home is your primary, year-round residence, and you don’t plan to sell in the near future

 

Number Of People Living In Your Home Maximum Before-Tax Household Income
1 person $21,186
2 to 4 people $39,367
5 or more people $56,064

Based on Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs) before-tax figures set by Statistics Canada. The maximum before-tax household income is the amount on Line 236 of your most recent Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency.

 

Benefits

Save your money: If you qualify for HomeWarming, we’ll assess your home and complete energy efficiency upgrades at no charge. Since heating and cooling makes up around 60 per cent of energy costs, reducing these bills can make other household expenses more manageable. Help from HomeWarming could be the difference between paying bills or buying groceries.

Stay comfortable: We all deserve to be comfortable in our homes, regardless of income. But too many Nova Scotians struggle to keep warm and pay the bills. In a typical house, 80 per cent of the heat loss is caused by drafts and poor insulation. Upgrades like improving insulation and draft-proofing can help keep a home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Avoid hassle: Let us do the work. We’ll take care of arranging for a contractor to do any approved work. All you have to do is be home for appointments!

Sponsors

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.

 


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