Stacking Energy Efficient Rebates
How to get the most out of the Canada Greener Homes Grant and the Home Efficiency Rebate for home improvements. To encourage homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient, both provincial and federal government agencies are encouraging green home upgrades through multiple grant and rebate programs. In addition, homeowners can stack these programs together to get the most money back. The two primary programs are Canada Greener Homes Grant, which can get homeowners up to $5,600 savings on energy efficiency initiatives and the Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate, which can get homeowners up to $5,000, for a combined total of up to $10,600 per eligible home. Homeowners can use the same pre - and post - work energy assessment for both programs. How does stacking rebates work? Homeowners can apply to both programs, if they are applying the rebate to different home improvements and they can choose the program which offers them the greatest rebate. For example, with Greener Homes, you can get up to $1,800 for insulating your attic, while the Home Efficiency Rebate maxes out at $750. The Home Efficiency Rebate requires that homeowners make at least two eligible improvements to qualify for rebates, while the Canada Greener Homes Grant only asks for one. However, the Home Efficiency Rebate offers a bonus for multiple retrofit upgrades, which might suit homeowners who have undertaken larger renovations.
Rob Simpson is Great Northern Insulation’s VP of Business Development. With over 40 years of experience, Rob has a deep understanding of building science and a passion for helping Ontario homeowners and builders build safer, more energy-efficient and sustainable communities.. For more information, reach out to the Great Northern Insulation (GNI) team at https://www.gni.ca/
Which rebate program will get the most money back?
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Here ’ s a quick look at which program offers the best reimbursement per improvement.
A licensed energy advisor will help homeowners sort through the details There are a lot of variables to consider, but homeowners don ’ t have to do it alone. A licensed energy advisor will conduct a pre - and post - work energy assessments and walk the homeowner through everything they need to know to get the most money back.
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