Home Reno Rebate
for homes heated by natural gas, oil, propane and wood-burning systems
Complete home energy upgrades in 2 or more categories and you can receive up to $5,000 from the Home Reno Rebate program! The 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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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.
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 with a minimum SEER 18 and EER 13 – $600
- 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
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
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
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
category 5 – Furnace or Boiler
Furnace / Boiler* $1,000
category 6 – Wood-burning System
a. Replace your wood-burning system or appliance with specified models $750
b. Replace with a high efficiency natural gas, propane or oil furnace or boiler $1000
category 7 – Water Heater
Water Heater $500
category 8 – Windows, doors and skylights
Window/Door/Skylight $80 each
For each window, door or skylight replaced with an ENERGYSTAR-qualified model