Home Reno Rebates

Home Reno Rebate - Get up to $5,000 back

Get up to $5,000 back when you renovate!

Get started by booking an evaluation by one of our Certified Energy Advisors.

Call 519-744-9799 then press 1.

A wide range of homes qualify

Any homeowner who heats their home with natural gas, oil, propane or a wood-burning system can receive home reno rebates up to $5,000 for upgrades that improve energy efficiency! To qualify, you must make at least 2 home energy upgrades.

The program is run by Union Gas in partnership with the Province of Ontario so it is open to homeowners who are not Union Gas customers. That means that Kitchener Utilities customers qualify as do homeowners who use other forms of heating (except electricity).

Home energy evaluations included in rebates

Your rebate includes up to $500 towards completing the mandatory initial and follow-up evaluations.

If you are a Kitchener Utilities customer, it offers its customers a subsidy for this service. If that includes you, the special price is $400 for both evaluations. Since the rebate covers the complete cost of this service, you get the expertise of a REEP Green Solutions Registered Energy Advisor to guide your home energy upgrades with no additional charges.

See the impact made by Home Energy Evaluations on the environment and local economy!

Hire the Home Energy Coach

Our Home Energy Coach is available to be hired by you if you seek more comprehensive advice such as how to maximize your rebate by doing more than 2 upgrades or get help creating a game plan for your major renovation project.

Timeline for evaluations and work

  • complete a pre-renovation energy evaluation before starting any renovations
  • make 2 or more eligible home energy upgrades
  • complete a post-renovation energy evaluation within 120 days of the initial evaluation

Contact REEP Green Solutions to find out more.

Eligible home energy upgrade categories* and potential rebates

The potential rebate is different for each upgradeLearn more.

Also for the insulation rebates, you can do less than 100%. Your potential rebate matches the percentage that you do insulate. So for example if you insulate 50% of your basement walls with at least R23, you could get 50% of the $1250 rebate or $625.

1a. Basement Insulation            Up to $1,250

For adding at least R23 to 100% of basement

1b. Basement Insulation            Up to $750

For adding at least R12 to 100% of basement

1c. Basement Insulation            Up to $1,000

For adding at least R23 to 100% of crawl space wall

1d. Basement Insulation          Up to $500

For adding at least R10 to 100% of crawl space wall

1e. Basement Insulation        Up to $500

For adding at least R24 to 100% of floor above crawl space

2a. Exterior Wall Insulation   Up to $1,750

Add at least R9 for 100% of building to achieve a minimum  of R12

2b. Exterior Wall Insulation   Up to $1,250

Add at least R3.8 for 100% of building to achieve a minimum of R12

3a. Attic Insulation               Up to $500

For increasing attic insulation from R12 or less to at least R50

3b. Attic Insulation             Up to $250

For increasing attic insulation from R13 to R25 to at least R50

3c. Attic Insulation            Up to $500

For increasing cathedral/flat roof insulation by at least R14

4a. Air Sealing                    Up to $150

Achieve 10% or more above base target

4b. Air Sealing                  Up to $100 if you achieve base target

5. Furnace / Boiler*     Up to $1,000

6. Wood-burning System*    Up to $375

7. Water Heater *        Up to $500

8. Window/Door/Skylight   Up to $80

For each window, door or skylight replaced with an ENERGYSTAR-qualified model

* See the Home Reno Rebate homepage for additional terms and conditions.

An incentive to do more upgrades

If you complete 3 or more of the measures above (excluding the Smart Thermostats), you get $250 for each of the additional improvements beyond the minimum of 2.

Get started now! 

Call 519-744-9799 and press 1 to get started

We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have!

REEP Green Solutions provides EnerGuide Homes evaluations throughout Waterloo Region under an agreement with Green Communities Canada

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