Greener Home Grants
The Canadian government has prioritized the need for climate action in an effort to build ‘A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy’ – the name of their new, strengthened climate plan. This agenda represents an opportunity to protect the environment, generate new jobs and create a cleaner and greener economy.
What does this mean for you as a homeowner? The possibility of greener living, improved heating for the best indoor comfort, and monthly energy savings. With the assistance of the grant, it is now easier and more economical to make the switch to more energy-efficient equipment such as heat pumps. These appliances will reduce energy waste to minimize your carbon footprint and the negative impacts on critical ecosystems.
In recent years, there has been a large influx of people switching to efficient home appliances, and according to the NRDC, if just 1 in 10 households bought Energy-Star labeled heating and cooling equipment, we could avoid dumping 13 billion pounds of CO2 emissions into the environment each year.
A heat pump is an electrically-driven device that extracts heat from a low temperature place and delivers it to a higher temperature place. So, when you invest in an efficient home, you cut carbon dioxide emissions and your utility bills.
You can earn up to a maximum total rebate of $5,600, including up to $5000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits as well as an audit reimbursement of $600.
1 Click Heating & Cooling can help you estimate the pricing of heat pumps in your area and find the right heating and cooling equipment best fit for your home.
To find out more about the grant and process, click here.
2021 Enbridge Gas Rebate
The Home Efficiency Rebate is one of many projects that Enbridge is offering to Ontarians to help them conserve and reduce their energy consumption. In the fight against climate change, the easiest place to start is at home, and this rebate will help homeowners do their part.
You can receive up to $5,000 in rebates for renovations concerning insulation, air sealing, windows and doors, water heaters, boilers, furnaces, and home energy assessments.
This opportunity also presents additional benefits in excess of the environmental and initial financial gains. It means lower monthly energy bills, a higher resale value for your home, reduced wear-and-tear on the heating system, and most importantly, increased comfort in every room.
Before any renovation work can be done, you are required to schedule a home energy assessment with a registered energy advisor who will then provide a list of recommended upgrades. Upon completing at least two eligible upgrades, you will need to schedule a follow-up assessment to qualify for the rebate.
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Hydro One Fuel Change
When you make the switch from oil and propane heating to electric heat, enjoy increased monthly savings, air quality, comfort and convenience, as well as lower maintenance requirements, GHG emissions and no energy waste.
The Home Inspectors Group
Regardless of your upgrade program of interest, investing in home upgrades begins with a visit from the Homes Inspectors Group. They are a registered organization that handles the initial- and post-audit as well as the report of recommended upgrades to make your home more energy-efficient. They provide fast, efficient and reliable service; serving homeowners in Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
For more information or to contact the Home Inspectors Group directly, please visit: The Home Inspectors Group.