The Home Warming Program consists of no-charge energy assessments and home upgrades to income qualified homeowners.

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.

If you qualify for the Home Warming Program, Efficiency Nova Scotia will 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 the Home Warming Program could be the difference between paying bills or buying groceries.

Eligibility

Efficiency Nova Scotia can help with the Home Warming Program upgrades if:

1.  Your home hasn't been in the Home Warming Program 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 located in Nova Scotia and can provide proof of ownership.  Please note:  Row houses do qualify, but condos, multi-unit buildings, and rentals do not.
4.   Your home is your primary, year-round residence, and you don't plan to sell in the near future. 

Apply on-line using the Home Warming Program application form or call their toll free number 1-877-434-2136.

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