Last week, the Canadian government launched the Canada Greener Homes Grant program, which offers up to $5,000 of reimbursement for energy-saving home upgrades.
Homeowners can claim up to $5,000 to implement eligible retrofits done after December 1, 2020, and up to $600 for the cost of the pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations, which usually range between $300-750. The reimbursement can be applied for and received once the post-retrofit evaluation has taken place.
A list of eligible retrofits and the amount available for compensation includes:
- Home insulation, up to $5,000;
- Air-sealing, up to $1,000;
- Windows and doors with ENERGY STAR certification, up to $5,000( Patio doors and windows between $125-250 depending on the ENERGY STAR certification level, hinged doors up to $125);
- (Smart) Thermostat, up to $50;
- Heating, up to $5,000;
- Renewable energy in the form of photovoltaic solar panels, up to $5,000; and
- Resiliency measures, including roofing membrane and foundation water-proofing (must be combined with another retrofit), up to $2,625.
Check the web-site Canada Greener Homes Grant program for all details and requirements regarding these grants.