If you have a Pension Card or Health Care Card, then you may be eligible for a 50% subsidy on the installation of a new heat pump, Condensation Control System or home insulation, up to a combined loan + subsidy of $3000. Amounts over and above $3000 are payable directly to the supplier. If you are unable to afford to pay the balance, please seek assistance from NILS as in some circumstances they can expand the NILS coverage by an additional $600 based on financial hardship grounds.
This means that you can receive up to 50% subsidy ($1500), the remainder of the amount up to $3000 on a no interest / no fee / no charges loan, and any amount over and above $3000 is an out of pocket cost to the customer (you). Additionally, we have been advised to tell you to "get in quick" as subsidies are very limited, especially for insulation, condensation control systems and hot water systems, which have a smaller percentage of the funding allocated to them.
NILS stands for "No Interest Loan Scheme" - see http://www.nilstasmania.org.au. They are a funded body that provides fee-free, interest-free, deposit-free loans for a range of beneficial products, such as energy efficient heaters. They also administer funding that has been provided by Aurora Energy and the Tasmanian State Government under a program called Energy Saver Subsidies. The current round of funding was announced on June 22nd 2016, and provides for a 50% funding on:
- Non-ducted reverse cycle air conditioners (heat pumps) – minimum 2.5 star energy efficiency (Heating) rating
- Insulation (minimum ratings apply)
- Air source heat pump and solar hot water systems
- Condensation Control Systems
It is important to note that this scheme requires two quotes from suppliers for insulation, condensation control systems and/or insulation. If you prefer to use HEG rather than another supplier, you get the final say! We will always price match with a written quote, so simply give us a call. Even though we keep our pencil pretty sharp, we will match competitors' quotes (for equivalent functionality / brand, if applicable).
Remember - HEG has a PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE for equivalent products.
See https://www.nilstasmania.org.au/ for more details.