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Home Reno Rebate

for homes heated by natural gas, oil, propane and wood-burning systems

 

The basics

Complete home energy upgrades in 2 or more categories and you can receive up to $5,000 from the Home Reno Rebate programThe categories are outlined below but first we suggest you check out some of the bonus rebates that are available on top of the rebates of the core program.

Home energy evaluations

To receive a Home Reno Rebate, you need to have a Home Energy Evaluation before you make any upgrades. This evaluation helps you to determine your home’s priorities and determine how to maximize your rebate.

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Bonus rebates!

If you complete energy efficient upgrades in 2 or more of the categories that make you eligible for a Home Reno Rebate, you can also receive these bonus rebates.

Smart thermostat

You can get a $100 rebate towards the purchase of a smart thermostat.

Air Source Heat Pump

Fuel heated homes can receive $500 towards the installation of an Energy Star Certified Air Source Heat Pump that is installed as a secondary heating source with a minimum efficiency rating of EER 12.5/SEER 15/HSPF 8.5

Energy Star appliances

You can receive rebates for these 5 types of Energy Star appliances:

  • fridge – $75
  • freezer – $75
  • clothes washer – $75
  • dehumidifier – $30
  • window air conditioners – $25

An incentive to do more upgrades

If you complete home energy upgrades in more than two categories below, you get $250 for each additional category.

Heating and cooling incentive

You can also apply for the Heating and Cooling Incentive for a new gas furnace replacement and the installation of an air conditioner.

  • Energy Star qualified central air conditioning system SEER 15 and EER 12.5 – $400
  • Gas Furnace with Electrically Commutated Motor (ECM) – $250

 

Home energy upgrade categories

and potential rebates

The potential rebate is different for each upgrade.

For 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 by adding at least R23, you could get 50% of the $1250 rebate or $625.

category 1 – Basement Insulation

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

Learn more.

category 2 – Exterior Wall Insulation

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

Learn more.

category 3 – Attic Insulation

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

Learn more.

category 4 – Air Sealing

4a. Air Sealing                  $150 if you achieve 10% or more above base target

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

Learn more.

category 5 – Furnace or Boiler

Furnace / Boiler*     $1,000

Learn more.

category 6 – Wood-burning System

Wood-burning System*    $375

Learn more.

category 7 – Water Heater

Water Heater        $500

Learn more.

category 8 – Windows, doors and skylights

Window/Door/Skylight   $80 each

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

Learn more.

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