2021-22 Home Efficiency Rebate
You Can Earn Up To $2,600 In Rebates When You Buy A New Furnace. Starting From September 21st, 2021.
2021 Enbridge Gas - June 4th, 2021
Home Efficiency Rebate Incentives
* Complete a minimum of 2 Upgrades
* NOTE: ONLY furnace upgrade must be accompanied by two additional upgrades.
* Final Audit must be completed within 120 Days
* Only detached, semi-detached, row, and mobile homes on a permanent foundation
* Maximum total Rebate- $5000 (Includes $600 Audit Fee Reimbursement)
* Program ENDS December 31 st, 2021
* MUST BE A GAS CUSTOMER WITH A GAS FURNACE OR GAS BOILER FOR HEATING
3 Upgrades - $150
4 Upgrades - $500
5 Upgrades - $750
Bonus capped at $750
Bundle more, to save more!
We have multiple limited-period bundles if you register for your pre-renovation energy assessment. Valid from Sep 21st, 2020 – Act Fast!
Package #1: Receive a Attic Insulation + Air Sealing $1,450 Rebate:
Attic $750 + Air Sealing $150 + Audit fee return $550 = $1,450
Package #2: Receive a Attic Insulation + Air Sealing + Furnace $1,850Rebate:
Attic $750 + Air Sealing $150 + Furnace
$250 + Audit fee return $550 + 3 measures bonus $150 = $1,850
Package #3: Receive a Attic Insulation + Air Sealing + Tankless $2,000 Rebate:
Attic $750 + Air Sealing $150 + Tankless $400 + Audit fee return $550 + 3 measures bonus $150 = $2,000
Package #4: Receive a Furnace + Tankless + Air sealing $1,450 Rebate:
Furnace $250 + Tankless $400 + Air Sealing $150 + Audit fee return $550 + 3 measures bonus $150 = $1,500
Package #5: Receive a Attic Insulation + Air Sealing + Furnace + Tankless $2,600 Rebate:
Attic $750 + Air Sealing $150 + Furnace $250 + Tankless $400 + Audit fee return $550 + 4 measures bonus $500 = $2,600
Package #6: Receive a Tankless + Air sealing $1050 Rebate:
Tankless $400 + Air Sealing $150 + Audit fee return $550 = $1100
Limited-time offers while funds last. Enbridge Gas Inc. reserves the right to cancel offers at any time.
All upgrades completed in bundle offer must meet minimum criteria as outlined on the Home Energy Upgrades webpage.
Homeowners that complete additional upgrades beyond the package offer can receive additional rebates.
What is the Home Efficiency Rebate?
The Home Efficiency Rebate initiative offers homeowners all across Ontario up to $5,000 in-home reno rebates.
You can receive rebates for upgrading your home's: insulation, airtightness, windows, doors, skylights, furnace, and boiler. With a focus on home energy efficiency, these rebates give you an immediate payback and lower hydro bills. To be eligible for this initiative, you must be a Union Gas or an Enbridge Gas customer.
Is the Home Efficiency Rebate open?
Yes! As of February 16, 2021, in-home energy audits for the Home Efficiency Rebate are once again permitted in the home. At this time, the Home Efficiency Rebate program and related in-home energy audits are open - Ontario homeowners can receive their pre-work home energy audit and qualify for the Home Efficiency Rebate immediately.
What is new in the Home Efficiency Rebate as of September 2020?
On September 21, 2020, the Home Efficiency Rebate was updated with some exciting new changes. Many insulation rebate amounts were drastically increased, and a new bonus rebate was introduced for homeowners that increase the insulation of the entirety of their foundation wall insulation - either by upgrading basement wall insulation, crawlspace insulation, or a combination of the two!
The maximum rebate amount available through the Home Efficiency Rebate remains $5,000, but upgrading just a few areas of your home now results in higher rebate amounts than ever before. With the Bonus Rebate system, which provides additional rebate amounts for completing more energy upgrades within your home, these new rebates add up to big savings fast!
Homeowners need to have two energy audits conducted to qualify - one before renovations start, and one after they finish.
Who Can Apply for the Home Efficiency Rebate?
Professional insulation improvements can reduce your yearly utility bills by up to 20%
Any homeowner and customer of either Union Gas or the Enbridge Gas is eligible to apply for the Home Efficiency Rebate.
Which Insulation Upgrades are Qualified for the Home Efficiency Rebate?
As a homeowner, it may seem difficult to determine which rebates are the most cost-effective for you to renovate or retrofit towards. However, with the pre-reno energy audit that is part of the Home Efficiency Rebate process, all of the possible improvements in your home are clearly laid out in front of you. It also includes detailed information regarding which areas of your home are able to be most affordably improved. With this information, you can choose the home improvement measures that will not only qualify you for the biggest rebate but will also save you the most energy and improve your home by the greatest amount per dollar invested.
Below are the rebate amounts and details for each area of the home. They may seem a bit daunting, but Great Northern Insulation and Barrier Sciences Group are here to help! The experts at Barrier Sciences Group are more than happy to walk you through the Home Efficiency Rebate program
Rebates are prorated based on the basement or crawlspace area improved, with a minimum 20% of total basement crawlspace or wall area required to be upgraded in order to qualify. The 20% minimum area drops to 5% if the retrofit upgrades result in 100% total coverage of basement or crawlspace walls/floor above crawl space. When both a basement and a crawl space are present, all applicable grants are prorated to a maximum of $1,000 based on the total wall area.
The $500 bonus rebate amount for foundation exterior walls includes pony wall, basement walls, and crawlspace exterior walls, but not floor above the crawlspace.
As an example, upgrading 20% of the total basement wall area by adding an R23 will result in eligibility for a rebate of $250, or 20% of the maximum $1,250 rebate amount. Upgrading the entirety of the total basement wall area by adding an R23 will result in eligibility for a basement wall rebate of $1,250 and the bonus $500 rebate for achieving 100% coverage, for a final rebate eligibility total of $1,750.
Rebates are prorated based on the total ceiling area improved, with a minimum 20% of total ceiling area required to be upgraded in order to qualify. The rebate for any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling, and flat roof cannot exceed $750.
As an example, upgrading 20% of the total ceiling area from R35 or less to R60 will result in eligibility for a rebate of $130, or 20% of the maximum $750 rebate amount. Upgrading the entirety of the ceiling area from R35 or less to R60 will result in eligibility for the maximum rebate amount of $750.
Rebates are prorated based on the total exterior wall area being upgraded, with a minimum 20% of total exterior wall area required to be upgraded in order to qualify. For semi-detached homes, rebates are 75% of the amount shown, or 50% of the amount shown for interior row houses.
As an example, upgrading 20% of the total exterior wall insulation by adding at least R20 will result in eligibility for a rebate of $600, or 20% of the maximum $3,000 rebate amount. Upgrading the entirety of the exterior wall insulation by adding at least R20 will result in eligibility for the maximum rebate amount of $3,000.
Air sealing a home is one of the most effective methods of increasing energy efficiency and eliminating drafty conditions around doors, windows, pot lights, ceiling fixtures, and more. The effectiveness of completed air sealing upgrades is gauged by comparing the pre- and post-work energy audits to discover how much of a decrease has been made in the overall ACH (air changes per hour) of the home.
Non-Insulation Rebates and Bonus Rebates are also Available
There are a number of rebates available to homeowners who improve the energy efficiency of their home outside of making insulation improvements, and bonus rebates for homeowners who improve multiple areas of their home all at once. Your registered energy advisor and the information provided in your energy audit will help you determine which rebates are the best for you to renovate towards.
Additionally, the Home Efficiency Rebate initiative will provide up to $600 to help cover the cost of your pre-renovation and post-renovation energy audits, which is included in the $5000 total rebate maximum.
In order to qualify for a furnace rebate, at least two other eligible retrofit upgrades must be finished to qualify.
There is a maximum one water heater rebate per home. Switching to/from an electric water heater does not qualify for the rebate. Replacing a heating system and water heater with a combo system counts as one measure and qualifies for the water heater rebate only. Replacing an existing combo system with a furnace/boiler and water heater counts as one measure and qualifies for water heater rebate only.
The $40 rebate is per rough opening. Bay windows are considered one rough opening.