HOME EFFICIENCY REBATE PLUS PROGRAM
The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program will begin in January 2023 and will last until 2027 to help eligible Ontario residents save energy and money. Enbridge Gas, together with the Canada Greener Home Grant, is teaming up with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to help Ontarians reduce their overall energy use.
WHAT TO EXPECTEnerGuide Home Energy Assessments: Get a reimbursement of up to $600 on the pre- and post-retrofit evaluations. Both evaluations are required to qualify for the reimbursement. Window and Door Retrofits: Upgrade existing windows and doors to ENERGY STAR® certified models and qualify for up to $10,000 rebates through the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program.
- To be eligible, a new window unit can be inserted into the existing frame of an old window, however, replacements of only the glass, sash, or door without a frame are not eligible.
- You can qualify for a maximum of $325 per rough opening up to the cap of $10,000. (A rough opening is the structural framing in a wall or roof separating a heated from unheated space that creates an opening for the installation of a window, door or skylight. For instance, only one grant is available for a bay window that has three window units put into a single rough opening.)
(Amount Per rough opening)
Replace hinged doors, with or without sidelites or transoms ENERGY STAR® certified models:
- U-Factor ≤ 1.22 W/m²K or
- Energy Rating ≥ 34
Your selection must be on the following list: hinged doors, sidelites, and transoms
Why Upgrade Your Windows & Doors?
Your home becomes more energy efficient which helps reduce energy costs.
The resale value of your house significantly increases, thanks to improved and high-performance windows & doors.
Enjoy reduced energy bills as you also help take a positive step towards preserving the environment.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY RULES?
All Ontarian homeowners are eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant (CGHG) program and the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) program as long as they own and reside in their home, and are heated by natural gas supplied by Enbridge Gas.
- All equipment must be purchased in Canada.
- Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.
- The equipment must be on an eligible list below.
- Maintain the ENERGY STAR labels on your windows and doors until after your post-retrofit evaluation.
WHAT ARE THE CANADA GREENER HOME GRANTS USED FOR?Studies have shown that residential homes make up to 18% of greenhouse gas emissions. To curb the gas emissions and make homes more energy efficient, the Government of Canada will reimburse homeowners for upgrading their existing windows and doors to reduce their carbon footprint. Become part of the Greener Home Initiative and the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program to preserve the environment while you benefit by saving on energy bills and overall costs with upgraded windows and doors.
HOW WILL THE HOME EFFICIENCY REBATE PROGRAM WORK?
The application process begins with an EnerGuide evaluation performed by an HER+-approved Registered Energy Advisor to identify retrofit upgrades that can increase energy efficiency and climate change resilience. The advisor will provide a report outlining approved upgrades, which serves as the foundation for your renovation plan. Please note that only retrofits recommended by the energy advisor are eligible for the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program.
While the work is getting done, ensure to keep all paid-in-full invoices and receipts to submit after the completion of the retrofits. You have until 2027 to finish the process. Depending on the chosen renovation, grants can cover anywhere from $175 to $10,000.
After the window replacement project is completed, a second EnerGuide evaluation will be conducted to show the updated energy rating and savings. The Home Energy Rebate Plus program will reimburse up to $600 for these evaluations.
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FAQCan I get enhanced rebates if I already applied for CGHG?
If you already started an application with Enbridge Gas, you might only be eligible for the program if your assessment takes place before January 1, 2023, the HER+ program’s initial date. Your Registered Energy Advisor can assist you with this.Can I get rebates if I have already started renovations in my house?
The HER+ program was created for homeowners who complete a pre-retrofit assessment. Therefore, prior upgrades will not be eligible for the Home Efficiency Rebate or the Canada Greener Homes Grant.