Having started on 1 July 2009, Australian homeowners are able to receive financial assistance – the Homeowner Insulation Rebate – an incentive to eco renovate.
Why Use Insulation?
Quite simply, by insulating your home, you will utilize one of the simplest methods to make your home more energy efficient and regulate the air temperature.
Effective insulation keeps the heat in and keeps the cold out during the winter, and assists in regulating the cool air in your home during the summer, thus benefiting from reducing your requirements (and thus expenses) for artificial heating.
The Homeowner Insulation Rebate
This allows for zero up-front costs for insulation installations that generally cost in the realms of less $1600 for the majority of households.
In the specific case of landlords and tenants, there is a Low Emission Assistance Plan for Renters, which qualifies investment/rental properties to receive assistance of up to $1000 for insulation installation. Given that the average cost for installing insulation is approximately $1200 per property, that means an outlay of around just $200.
Getting Your Insulation Installed
1. Find out if you are eligible. (there are a few limitations, notably for those household that are also considering solar hot water Federal Government rebates).
2. To find registered installers, search online on the Insulation Installers Register.
Begin your search HERE
3. To find out what options of installation are most appropriate for your home, discuss the possibilities with your registered installer. Your climate region and the heat flow in your home will dictate the best option for you.
Find out more about the Homeowner Insulation Rebate on the Federal Government website HERE