It's now easier than ever for Ontario homeowners to improve their home's energy efficiency
(4 months ago)
TORONTO: The Home Energy Conservation program, delivered by Enbridge Gas, in partnership with the Government of Ontario and the Save on Energy program, allows homeowners to earn up to USD 5,000 for installing energy efficiency upgrades, while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This year's program gives homeowners up to USD 5,000 back, up from USD 1,600 -- an increase of over 200 per cent.
This program is offered to homeowners across Ontario who use natural gas, wood, propane, oil, or electricity to heat their homes, and who install two or more eligible energy efficiency upgrades.
Enbridge has also improved the program so that homeowners will now have a clearer understanding about the dollar amount they'll receive for each upgrade they make. This makes planning and budgeting for renovations that much easier.
To qualify, participants must complete a home energy audit before and after the upgrades are completed. The upgrades must also be done by a certified contractor, and must take place before Dec. 31, 2018. A minimum of two upgrades must be completed. The work must be completed within 120 days of the pre-audit. The cost of both audits will also be included in the rebate.
Some of the energy efficiency improvements eligible under the program include:
•Installing a furnace or boiler heating system (up to $1,000), water heater ($500), or an air source heat pump ($500);
•Upgrading insulation (up to $1,750 per insulation);
•Air sealing (up to $150);
•Or installing energy efficient windows or doors (approximately $80 each).