Home heating assistance

Healthier Homes Canterbury is a way to help ratepayers upgrade to cleaner, more efficient home heating and achieve a warmer, drier, healthier home. The scheme allows you to borrow up to $6,000 for heating/installation costs, and put it on your rates bill to be paid back over 9 years at a set interest rate.

Murray’s Chimney Services is registered with Environment Canterbury to participate in the scheme and uses accepted products for wood burners.

$6,000 loan from ECan for heating/installation

Paid back with interest over 9 years

Ratepayer must use a registered supplier

Interest rate is 5.9% pa when joining before 30 June 2020


You must meet the following criteria to be eligble:

  • You need to be the ratepayer of the property
  • Your property needs to be in Canterbury
  • Your rates payments need to have been up-to-date for at least three years


Follow these steps to apply:

  • Visit ECAN to download an application form
  • Submit your application and quote/s online or by mail
  • Arrange for the installation work to be completed by Murray's Chimney Services
  • The repayments will appear on your rates bill starting July of the following year
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