REBATES AND INCENTIVES TO UPGRADE YOUR COBOURG, ONTARIO HOME
Hy-Mark Heating, Cooling and Plumbing in Ontario, Canada, it’s important to stay up to date on all available Canadian Grants and Rebates for homeowners looking to lower energy costs.
In this article, we’ll be summarizing the information found on Green Communities Canada regarding the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) program.
The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program is a rebate program offered by the Government of Canada to help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient. The program provides rebates for eligible homeowners who make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes, such as installing new insulation, upgrading to a high-efficiency furnace, or purchasing ENERGY STAR® certified windows and doors.
GREEN COMMUNITIES CANADA ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
To be eligible for the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program, homeowners must meet the following criteria:
Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Own a detached, semi-detached, townhouse or mobile home
The property must be the homeowner’s primary residence
The upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor
ENERGY REBATES AVAILABLE TO ONTARIO HOMEOWNERS
The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program provides rebates for a variety of energy-efficient upgrades, including:
Up to $5,000 for new insulation
Up to $1,000 for air sealing
Up to $1,000 for basement and exterior wall insulation
Up to $750 for ENERGY STAR® certified windows and doors
Up to $1,000 for a high-efficiency furnace
Up to $100 for a smart thermostat
GREEN COMMUNITIES APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program, homeowners must complete the following steps:
Schedule a pre-upgrade home evaluation with a licensed service organization
Complete the energy-efficient upgrades with a licensed contractor
Schedule a post-upgrade home evaluation with a licensed service organization
Submit all necessary paperwork and documentation to the program
Question: Can I install the upgrades myself and still be eligible for the rebate?
Answer: No, all upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor to be eligible for the rebate.
Question: Can I apply for the rebate if I’ve already completed the upgrades?
Answer: No, all upgrades must be completed after the pre-upgrade home evaluation to be eligible for the rebate.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE GREEN COMMUNITIES REBATE PROGRAM
Homes and cottages serviced by Enbridge Gas
Primary residences where homeowner IS NOT a customer of Enbridge Gas
Rental properties where tenant or landlord is an Enbridge Gas customer
Off-grid communities living in a permanent or long-term (5 years or more) settlement with at least 10 dwellings
Owners of some multi-unit residential buildings
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE GREEN COMMUNITIES REBATE PROGRAM
Homes that are not the owners’ primary residence and do not have an active Enbridge Gas account
Multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) with more than 3 storys or larger than 600 m2
Homes built less than 6 months ago
Mixed use buildings that are less than 50% residential
At Hy-Mark Heating, Cooling and Plumbing we feel it’s important to inform our clients of available rebates and programs that can help them improve their home’s energy efficiency. We also feel that it’s important to help homeowners complete the required paperwork to quality.
The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program is an excellent opportunity for eligible Canadian homeowners to receive energy rebates for various energy-efficient upgrades. Our Team recommends that all homeowners take advantage of this program to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of their homes.
Please call us anytime to discuss the details of your unique situations.