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Home Energy Rebates for Ontario Homeowners

Our Simple Straightforward Energy Rebate Guide:

 

Useful information on home rebates for heat pumps and other energy-efficient upgrades.

Homeowners such as yourself can now take advantage of the many rebates currently available in Ontario.  The home retrofit grants currently available for eligible homeowners can be used for all types of upgrades including those for heat pumps and other energy-efficient improvements.

As of January 2023, the Canada Green Homes Grant is being co-delivered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Enbridge Gas in Ontario.  The program is now called the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) program.

These grants help you retrofit your home with energy-efficient solutions that will save you money, have a positive effect on the environment, and help make your home more comfortable for you and your family year-round.

  • Get up to $6,500 in rebates on Heating & Cooling solutions!
  • Get up to $600 towards energy audits!

Why Retrofit my Home?

First, you might be asking yourself, why should I even think about retrofitting my home in the first place?

Great questions!  You’ve come to the right place.

First, heating and cooling solutions have improved tremendously over the past few years.

There are now many great options available that offer you comfort during cold winters and hot summers.  At the same time, they rely less on traditional energy sources which will insulate you from rising energy costs and save you money in the long run.

Along with the available rebates you can also apply for the Canada Greener Homes Loan which offers an interest-free loan of up to $40,000.

These rebates along with the interest-free loan allow you to take advantage of many energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions while saving you money!

Protect yourself against rising energy costs

First, like many other things in life, the price of traditional energy sources like natural gas continues to go up and spike.  Although you don’t have the option to stop heating and cooling your home you can equip your homes with more efficient solutions.  Heat pumps and other energy-efficient solutions allow you to rely less on energy sources, become more self-reliant, and help insulate yourself from rising costs.

Natural Gas Prices

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Invest in energy-efficient solutions and save money

New technology like heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular.  Not only has the technology improved over the past few years but there are more options like hybrid heat pumps that work seamlessly with a traditional system. The available rebates make it affordable for you to take advantage of these technologies today so that you can start saving money on your monthly bills now.  That’s more money in your pocket now and well into the future.

Environmental benefits

In Canada, about 35 percent of homes are currently heated with natural gas furnaces.  Residential homes are a major contributor to Ontario’s overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with 60% of energy consumption in an average home used for space heating.

By switching to a more energy-efficient solution you’re able to reduce your home’s impact on the environment while also saving money. It’s a win-win situation!

Ok, now that we’ve discussed some of the reasons why energy retrofits might benefit you, let’s now talk about the rebate process.

 

Contact one of our Comfort Advisors to learn more.

How Does the Homeowner Rebate Program Work?

Simple Process for Applying and Getting Approved for Home Efficiency Rebates

So now that we’ve discussed some of the benefits, let’s now go through the process and discuss exactly how you can apply and get approved for both the HER+ rebate program and the Canada Greener Homes Loan.

We understand how confusing the process can be so we want to make it as easy for you as possible to understand and apply.

If you still have any questions regarding the process or what upgrades are best for your home feel free to contact one of our experienced comfort advisors.

The Ontario Homeowner Process for New Applicants:

1) Go to the Enbridge HER+ program web page to get started:

Below is the main page for the rebate program.  You’ll want to start by first filling out the short questionnaire.

https://www.enbridgegas.com/residential/rebates-energy-conservation/home-efficiency-rebate-plus

2) Get a pre-retrofit evaluation

Before you get approved you’ll need to get a pre-retrofit audit done on your home.  A list of Registered Energy Advisors can be found on the HER+ webpage or call us directly to be connected to one of our preferred advisors.

Connect with a registered energy advisor here to get rebate information for your specific home

3) Receive a custom home energy audit report.

Once your pre-retrofit audit is completed you’ll receive a custom report with recommendations on upgrades your home qualifies for.

4) Apply for the Canada Green Home Loan (Optional)

With your pre-retrofit audit in hand you’ll be able to apply for up to a $40,000 interest-free loan.

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/homes/canada-greener-homes-initiative/canada-greener-homes-loan/24286

  • Maximum: $40,000
  • Minimum: $5,000
  • Repayment term: 10 years, interest-free
  • Loan type: Unsecured personal loan on approved credit

5) Complete your upgrades

Complete at least one eligible upgrade.

Feel free to contact us regarding the recommended solutions and pricing.  Even if we do not cover your geographical area we’re happy to provide you with useful information to help ensure you find a reputable contractor.

6) Schedule your post-retrofit energy evaluation.

Your energy advisor can help you schedule this and ensure your eligible rebates are applied.

7) Receive your rebate!

Receive up to $6500 in rebates on eligible heating and cooling solutions.

Also, receive up to an additional $600 for completed energy audits.

8) Get peace of mind through our warranties and membership program.

As an added step, if you choose us for your retrofit we will register the warranties for your system.

You’ll also have the option to sign up for our membership program.  Our program provides you with scheduled maintenance on your system and discounts on a number of our services.

Congratulations!

That’s it you’re done!  Once complete you would have increased the comfort of your home for your family by installing an energy-efficient heating and cooling system.

And by taking advantage of the available rebates you’ll save money while making a positive impact on the environment.

Take advantage of this great opportunity today!

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Home Efficiency Rebate Plus FAQ

https://www.enbridgegas.com/residential/rebates-energy-conservation/home-efficiency-rebate-plus/faq

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