EECA water heating grants to end

Reprioritisation within EECA means that an extra 41,000 homes will be insulated through the EECA Warm Up New Zealand Heat Smart Programme. It does however mean that the grants available for solar and heat pump water heating systems will come to an end.

Customers wanting to take advantage of the grants must purchase their system on or before 14 June 2012 and have their system installed on or before 31 October 2012.

"The repriorisation means that EECA's grant....will be replaced by an information-based programme for efficient water heating" said energy and resources minister Phil Heatley on 24 May.

For more information please visit www.energywise.govt.nz or phone LEAP on 0800 246 810.