Homeowners who apply for The Greener Homes Grant may qualify for rebates on energy efficient windows and doors when applying. This federal program, effective from December 2020 backwards, aims to improve energy efficiency of Canadian households while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions through reduced consumption and usage.
Alongside energy savings, this initiative creates jobs across Canada for energy advisors and expands domestic green supply chains - key parts of Canada's efforts against climate change.
The program offers homeowners up to $5,600 in rebates when completing eligible energy-efficient renovations in their primary residence, such as installing energy efficient heat pumps or smart thermostats and insulation and air sealing upgrades. Furthermore, there are rebates on EnerGuide energy evaluations conducted before and after their renovation project; as well as multi-unit residential buildings like condos or rental properties. Note that only Canadian homes qualify; new construction does not qualify and only one homeowner per house may register.
If you want to register your home for the Greener Homes Grant, it is advisable to work with a professional company. This will help to ensure that any retrofitting work will be performed according to program specifications and prevent costly mistakes which could cause future problems and jeopardize your eligibility for funding.
To be eligible for the grant, it is essential that you complete an EnerGuide evaluation both before and after undertaking any home renovation project. This evaluation will enable you to identify which upgrades qualify and the amount that can be claimed back - planning retrofits online in the Homeowner Portal is an easy way of planning retrofits while booking pre/postretrofit EnerGuide evaluations is another option for getting them done quickly!
CleanBC Better Homes and the Energy Coach Service in British Columbia provide rebates of up to $6,000 on energy-efficient heat pumps, water heaters and furnace installations; Energy Efficiency Nova Scotia offers rebates on insulation installations with smart thermostats or renewable energy systems; while Home Efficiency Rebate Plus in Ontario (a partnership between Enbridge Gas and Greener Homes Grant) gives rebates on energy-efficient insulation windows and doors installed using natural gas as heating source.
If you are seeking to increase the energy-efficiency of your home, Canadian Choice recommends working with an expert installer like us. Our team of energy advisors will assist in making this a smooth process while helping maximize rebates. Get in touch today to get started! Those in Canada may also benefit from the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which provides up to $5,000 to upgrade your home to improve energy efficiency.