The Home Energy Efficiency Program supports over 700 lower-income households in the ACT a year with practical ways to reduce their energy bills and modifying homes to become more energy efficient.
We visit your home to provide free energy efficiency assessments. During the visit we give energy saving advice tailored to your home, family and lifestyle. The Home Energy Efficiency Team visits all types of tenancies including private rentals, privately owned homes, supported accommodation and Housing ACT properties.
To be eligible for this program, the participants must live in the ACT, and the household income must meet the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) income limits or if you hold a:
Not sure if your income is below the NRAS income limit? Get in touch and we are happy to help.
A Ngunnawal elder participated in the program where she received curtains in her bedroom and living area. We assisted her in applying for a reverse cycle system on medical grounds with Housing ACT.
She sent this message after she received the curtains:
“A day in bed. But it's so nice to have privacy now. Plus, the curtains look lovely, keeping the room nice and dark when I need it and being heaps warmer. I feel so spoilt.”
She also called the day the reverse cycle system was installed to say she was happy.
She was so pleased with the program that she referred many of her friends, for whom we have also completed a home energy assessment.
The Home Energy Efficiency Program is fully funded by the ACT government's Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD).
*Block-out curtains and pelmets are provided to homes that have no other form of window covering. Block-out curtains and pelmets cannot be fitted to some window styles or locations.