Motu Research study investigates impact of government heating programme on household wellbeing

May 3, 2021

EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) has commissioned Motu Research to investigate the impact of heat pumps in homes with heat pumps installed under the EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes programme. 
Warmer Kiwi Homes is an EECA programme aimed at making homes warmer, drier and healthier. EECA does this by offering grants to lower-income homeowners for home insulation and/or an efficient heater.


The Motu Research study (known as the Warmer Kiwis Study) is collecting data over the winter of 2021, in homes of Kiwis who have a heat pump installed through the EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes programme. 


Motu Research is working to determine if the health and wellbeing of the household improves because of using heat pumps. Our evaluation is also growing the public evidence base about what works best to make homes warmer, drier and healthier.  


Data collection will begin in early May 2021 and end about 1 September 2021. We will publish the results in early 2022.


For more information about the Warmer Kiwis Study, please read this information sheet or see the EECA website.