Brought to you by:
  • Clean Nova Scotia
  • Efficiency Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Power
  • Nova Scotia Power

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

It’s important to us that everyone benefits from energy efficiency, regardless of income. That’s why we offer a no-charge energy assessment and home upgrades to income-qualified homeowners.

If we discover that upgrades like draft-proofing and insulation will help reduce your heating and power bills, we’ll install the upgrades at absolutely no cost to you. (Seriously – if you qualify, it’s really not too good to be true.)

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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

[You might also want to check out the Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP). It helps with the cost of home heating for low-income Nova Scotians who pay for their own heat. Rebates range from $100 to $200. You can apply between October 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Find out more.]


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.

Number of People Income
1 person $21,186
2 to 4 people $39,367
5 or more people $56,064

Apply Now

Download ApplicationTo confirm your eligibility, complete and submit an application form.



Include copies of the following documentation 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 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.


We've completed hundreds of energy efficiency assessments and installed thousands of dollars of upgrades in homes across the province. Meet some of the people who are warming up with us.

Sponsors & Partners

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.

  • Clean Foundation
  • Efficiency Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Power
  • 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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