Healthier Homes Canterbury can help make your home warmer, drier and healthier.

Homeowners and landlords in Christchurch can now access free expert advice and financial support to help improve the health and energy efficiency of their homes.

It's an easy two-step process.

Book a healthy home assessment and a friendly advisor can visit your home and talk with you about ways to improve the health and energy efficiency of your home. This free service is available to all Christchurch homeowners.

This expert advice will be tailored to your needs and be specific to your home.

All our assessors wear photo identification and will provide you with detailed verbal and written advice about:

  • Insulation
  • Heating
  • Ventilation and moisture control
  • Windows and curtains
  • Draft stopping
  • Glazing
  • Water heating
  • Smoke alarms

You have no obligation to undertake any of the recommendations provided by your advisor. If you choose to undertake work you should compare prices from different companies. You can also ask your advisor about what financial support is available.

Book a free healthy home assessment

Request a friendly Healthier Homes Canterbury advisor to visit your home and talk with you about ways to improve the health and energy efficiency of your home. 

Alternatively, you can contact Community Energy Action between 9am and 4.30pm on 0800 438 9276.

Christchurch home owners and landlords can now access a range of financial support to help make it easier to improve the health and energy efficiency of their homes. Here is a summary of the financial support available.

Healthier Homes Canterbury

Healthier Homes Canterbury is offering support to all Canterbury homeowners. This service spreads the purchase cost of certain home improvements over nine years.

If you have a good history of repaying your rates, and they are up-to-date, you can add the cost of home insulation, heating and ventilation products and installation to your rates bill (to a maximum of $6,000 including GST per ratepayer).  The full amount, plus interest will be repaid via your rates bills over nine years.  

Healthier Homes Canterbury financial support is available for:

  • Insulation – ceiling and underfloor insulation, draught stopping and a plastic ground moisture barrier beneath a home with a raised floor.
  • Heating appliance – heat pump, wood burner, pellet fire or flued gas heater.
  • Ventilation – kitchen and bathroom extractor fans.

For more information and to apply visit Healthier Homes Canterbury(external link).


Warmer Kiwi Homes

For holders of Community Service or Gold Cards, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) offers subsidies of up to 67% for ceiling and underfloor insulation and an efficient heat pump or wood burner. 

EECA also have helpful guides and tools for saving energy in the home.

For more information and to apply visit Warmer Kiwi Homes.(external link)


Help from your bank

Many banks now offer home loan top-ups and subsidies to help you improve the health and energy efficiency of your home. 

If you have a mortgage with one of the following banks, you may be able to add the cost of insulating your home to your mortgage.