Home Reno Rebates
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 Certified 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 upgrade. Learn 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!
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