Thinking of upgrading your home so its more energy efficient? The province will offer thousands of dollars in rebates for homeowners who opt for energy-efficient renovations, including windows and insulation. The rebates will be offered through the Green Ontario Fund, the non-profit provincial agency funded by money from the province’s cap-and-trade program.
The new rebates are:
- Up to $5,000 to replace windows that meet specific requirements.
- Up to $7,200 off new insulation, and a $100 rebate for air sealing.
- Up to $20,000 for Energy Star-certified ground source heat pumps, or up to $4,500 to repair existing heat pumps.
- Up to $5,800 off Energy Star-certified air source heat pumps, or pumps that meet program requirements.
Homeowners and tenants could also be eligible for a $100 smart thermostat rebate.
In order to access the rebates, homeowners will have to work with a contractor that’s been screened and qualified under the program.
The Green Ontario Fund is a not-for-profit provincial agency that invests proceeds from Ontario’s carbon market into climate actions that help people and businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use cleaner technology to power their homes and workplaces.