• Move Away from Oil Announcement

    The Province of Nova Scotia recently announced new funding to help low-income and middle-income Nova Scotians transition away from oil heating.

    If you are interested in the free heat pumps for income qualified homes, visit HomeWarming.ca to see the income criteria and to apply today. If you were previously enrolled in the HomeWarming Program and heat your home with oil, regardless of if you had received upgrades or not, you are eligible to reapply to the HomeWarming Program to be considered for a heat pump and any electrical panel upgrades needed to install them. If you are currently enrolled in HomeWarming, our team will reach out to you directly once the heat pump portion of the program launches.

    We are currently awaiting program details for the middle-income incentives through the Home Energy Assessment program. If you would like to be kept up-to-date as we learn more and roll out this portion of the program, please complete this form.

    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.

  • 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. (Net income is usually lower than gross income.)

    • You own a single-unit home located in Nova Scotia and can provide proof of ownership. Copies of documentation must be submitted with your application.

    • 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.

    Income Qualification Chart

    Number of people living in your home

    • 1 person $27,250
    • 2 to 4 people $50,635
    • 5 or more people $72,113

    Maximum annual household income

    Line 236 from your Notice of Assessment. (TIP: This is your Net Income, which is usually lower than your Total Income.)

    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 Canada Revenue Agency.

    Required Documentation

    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 tax bill or property value assessment notice). Copies of documentation must be submitted with your application. Note: Even if you have a mortgage with a bank or credit union, you are the owner of the home.

    Apply

    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).

    Register to Apply

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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 Nova Scotia Power and 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.

Starting in 2015, Nova Scotia Power is funding $37 million over 10 years for low-income energy efficiency targeted at electrically heated homes. This charitable contribution from Nova Scotia Power will not be recovered from energy ratepayers. The Province of Nova Scotia invests approximately $14 million a year to fund low-income energy efficiency programs for non-electrically heated homes. 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.

Media

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

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