• Please note, with the popularity of these programs, we are experiencing high volumes of calls, emails and applications. There are also delays due to contractor and material availability. We are working hard to get as many people through the programs as quickly as possible, but we want our customers to be aware of potential delays.

    HomeWarming offers no-charge energy assessments and free home upgrades to eligible Nova Scotians.

    It’s important to us that people living on lower incomes benefit from energy efficiency and feel comfortable at home. That’s why we offer a no-charge energy assessment and potential upgrades to income-qualified homeowners.

    If we discover that draft-proofing, insulation or other efficiency options can help make heating & cooling your home substantially more affordable and comfortable, we’ll install the upgrades at no cost to you. We’ll even coordinate the retrofits.

    The Province of Nova Scotia and Government of Canada recently announced new funding to help low-income and middle-income Nova Scotians transition away from oil heating, including free heat pumps for income qualified homes.

    Moving fully away from oil can be a significant cost, but we are here to help. If you use over 500L of oil annually, you may be eligible to receive additional incentives to support transitioning your home from oil heating to highly efficient electric heat pumps.

    ENS will never ask you for banking information.

  • Can I apply?

    You can apply for the HomeWarming program if:

    • Your total family net income is within the levels shown in the Income Qualification Chart.*

    • You own a single-unit home located in Nova Scotia.

    • 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.

    *Net income is usually lower than gross income.

    Income Qualification Chart

    Number of people living in your home

    • 1 person $28,900
    • 2 to 4 people $54,600
    • 5 or more people $75,750

    Maximum annual household income

    Line 236 from your Notice of Assessment. 

    The table above shows the Maximum annual household income eligible for the Number of people living in your home (Line 236 from your Notice of Assessment).

    The Income Qualification Chart is based on Low Income Cut-off figures set by Statistics Canada. Your maximum household net income is the amount on Line 236 of your most recent Tax Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency. Your net income is usually lower than your gross income.

    Required Documentation

    Copies of documentation must be submitted with your application.

    1. Proof of income (recent Tax Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency for all members of your household over the age of 18).

    2. Proof of home ownership (recent property value assessment notice or property tax bill). Note: Even if you have a mortgage with a bank or credit union, you are the owner of the home.


    If this is your first time applying to an Efficiency Nova Scotia program you will need your utility account number (for most, this is your Nova Scotia Power account number).

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HomeWarming helps eligible Nova Scotians save money on heating bills, feel more comfortable year-round, and reduce their carbon footprint. It might sound too good to be true, but if you qualify, it really isn’t. We’re sure you have some questions, so check out these FAQs.

Partners & Sponsors

HomeWarming is offered by Efficiency Nova Scotia as part of a broad, province-wide initiative to provide energy efficiency upgrades to income-qualified homeowners. HomeWarming is proudly sponsored by the Province of Nova Scotia. You can also visit EnergyAssist to learn about other free programs available in Nova Scotia to help you save money on heating and energy.

The Province of Nova Scotia invests approximately $14 million a year to fund low-income energy efficiency programs. This work is administered in partnership with Efficiency Nova Scotia.

Contact Us

We’re ready to help.

You can speak confidentially with a Service Advisor about your eligibility by calling HomeWarming at 1-877-434-2136 (toll free) or by filling in the form below. Intake will be completed by Efficiency Nova Scotia to provide an easy process for all applicants.


More info?

If your community group or association would like to learn more about HomeWarming, please email us at info@homewarming.ca to set up a presentation.


If you are a reporter and would like to speak to HomeWarming, please email us at media@homewarming.ca

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