How to Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant

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The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a government initiative that is given towards homeowners who are making the switch to energy efficient appliances within their home. You could be eligible for up to $5,000 in grants and an additional $600 for your audit. The grant also offers up to $40,000 towards interest-free loans with a repayment term of up to 10 years for any energy-efficient upgrades in your home. This helps Canadians cut energy and living costs, while fighting the myriad of environmental issues that we are currently facing. It has been reported that an average of 22 tonnes of greenhouse gasses is produced by an average Canadian household. We have to do our part to save our planet and fight for our environment.

How can you qualify for the grant? 

  • You are the primary homeowner of your property 
  • Your property should be more than 6 months old from when it was originally built 
  • The property is your primary home address 
  • The appliances have to be used to cool and heat the entire property, not just one area of your home. 
  • It’s also important to note that you will buy and own the following appliances, not under a rent or leasing term

Sounds interesting? You might want to know more about how the application process for each province served. At 1Click Heating & Cooling, we provide services for the following areas: 

  • Ontario
  • Nova Scotia 
  • Manitoba 
  • New Brunswick 
  • Prince Edward Island 
  • Newfoundland & Labrador 

Here is a step-by-step process to complete a general application for the Canada Greener Homes Grant: 

  • First, you must apply and wait for your application to be approved by the Natural Resources of Canada (NRCan)
  • Complete a pre and post retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, which can be worth an additional $600 in your grants 
  • During the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, you can review the recommendations made by your EnerGuide advisor and review which ones can work for your budget and renovation plans within your home. 
  • Purchase your equipment and product from the approved list created by the Natural Resources of Canada (NRCan) 
  • Complete a post-retrofit Energuide evaluation and submit the required documents online or via mail. After your evaluation, your EnerGuide advisor will tell you some instructions on how to control your appliances and how much more energy-efficient your home is. 
  • It is important to note that any work regarding the grant must be done by March 2027. 
  • You should keep all copies regarding the grant until March 31, 2028. 

Now you’re probably wondering… I want to apply for the grant, but is there a different process for a location that I live in? Well you’re in luck, here is a complete list of the application process for each province we serve: 

  • Ontario
    • You can apply anytime on the Canada Greener Homes Grant website. You do not need to wait for an audit. You can refer to the information above for a step-by-step guide on how to complete your application. 
  • Manitoba: 
    • You can apply online anytime on the Canada Greener Homes Grant website. You do not need to wait for an audit. You can refer to the information above for a step-by-step guide on how to complete your application. 
  • Prince Edward Island: 
    • You can apply online anytime on the Canada Greener Homes Grant website. You do not need to wait for an audit. You can refer to the information above for a step-by-step guide on how to complete your application. 
    • PEI residents can access both the Canada Greener Homes Grant and efficiencyPEI rebates. 
  • Newfoundland: 
    • You can apply anytime on the Canada Greener Homes Grant website. However, for 5K oil, you have to submit your application after the installation process to prove that they have removed the oil from your property. 
  • New Brunswick: 
    • You should register for the Total Home Energy Savings Program. You can complete an application here. If you do not have internet access in your home, you can call 1-800-663-6272 to receive assistance with your application. 
    • Complete a retrofit pre-audit for your property 
    • Review your homeowner information sheet and renovation upgrade report completed by your energy advisor. 
    • Installing your desired equipment of your choice 
    • Complete a post retrofit evaluation after the installation of your equipment 
    • You should receive your incentives within 90 days of your final home energy evaluation. 
  • Nova Scotia:
    • Follow the instructions that are listed above 
    • When selecting energy advisors, you can complete a home energy assessment by one of the approved energy advisors in your area. 

What are the benefits of an energy-efficient home? 

By having an energy-efficient home, not only will you be helping the environment, but  you will also help our country by meeting its 2030 climate change goals by achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. A greener home means a greener and healthier planet. 

You can learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Grant here. If you would like to learn more about the initiative, feel free to contact us today! 

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