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

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

    If we discover that draft-proofing, insulation or other efficiency options can help make heating your home more affordable, we’ll install the upgrades at absolutely no cost to you. (Seriously… if you qualify, it’s not too good to be true.)

  • Am I eligible?

    You can apply for the HomeWarming program if:

    • Your income is under the levels shown in the Income Qualification Chart

    • You own a single unit home located in Nova Scotia and can provide proof of ownership

    • 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

    • Your home has not previously received upgrades through HomeWarming or the Low Income Homeowner Service

    Number of people living in your home

    • 1 person
      $21,186
    • 2 to 4 people
      $39,367
    • 5 or more people
      $56,064

    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-offs (LICOs) before-tax figures set by Statistics Canada.
    The maximum before-tax household income is the amount on Line 236 of your most recent Tax Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency.

  • Apply Now

    To confirm your eligibility, complete and submit an application form.

    Include copies of the following documentation with your application:

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

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

    Apply online

    or

    Download application
 

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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 and Clean Foundation 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.

 

Nova Scotia Power has volunteered to fund $37 Million for a 10-year low-income energy efficiency program for electrically heated homes to be delivered by the Clean Foundation. The cost of the program will be a charitable contribution by the organization, which will not be recovered from ratepayers.

The Province of Nova Scotia will continue to fund non-electric low-income energy efficiency programs, which will be delivered by 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. Intake will be completed by Efficiency Nova Scotia to provide an easy process for all applicants.

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