How to Fight Climate Change and Save Money?

How to Fight Climate Change and Save Money?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 06, 2018

Combatting climate change can seem like an impossible task for the average homeowner. However, with the GreenON insulation rebates offered by the Ontario government, your home can help you make your mark in the fight against global warming.

The GreenOn Rebate Can Help You Save Money

Altruism aside, one of the bonuses of installing better insulation in your home and qualifying for GreenON insulation rebates is that it helps you save money. The average home can be one of the biggest energy guzzlers and indirectly produces tonnes of harmful emissions per year. In an effort to help us make our homes more energy efficient, the Ontario government is offering rebates through their Green Ontario Fund programs to families looking to lower their carbon footprint.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to better insulate your home. Home insulation has a huge effect on your energy consumption and your energy bills. A poorly insulated home will:

  • feel drafty
  • have inconsistent or difficult to maintain temperatures
  • require the furnace or air conditioner to run all day, driving up your monthly energy bills
  • have trouble with mold growth

When conditioned air is constantly escaping from your home, it’s likely that your furnace is struggling to keep up with the temperature set on your thermostat. That results in more wear and tear, more frequent maintenance bills, and, in the end, a shorter life span for your furnace or air conditioning unit. Those things can cost a home owner a lot of money. Alternatively, new insulation helps to keep your temperature stable, your conditioned air in, and saves your HVAC unit from needing to run overtime. This reduced load on your major appliances directly reduces your energy bills and saves you money all year round.

Do Your Part To Fight Climate Change

The increasing awareness of the effect climate change is having on us and the environment around us (whether that be through catastrophic weather events or unseasonable temperatures), has lead Ontario to offer the GreenON insulation rebates as a way for homeowners to join the fight. This program can help you in a number of ways, from offering rebates for geothermal heating, to window replacement, to the installation of new home insulation.

The Benefits of the GreenON Rebate Program

The benefits of participating in the Green ON program are:

  • Thousands of dollars’ worth of rebates to help you install new insulation, and high performance energy efficient doors and windows
  • An upgrade to your insulation can help you save 15% on your monthly heating and cooling bills
  • Adds resale value to your home
  • Decreases your home’s carbon footprint, making it gentler on the environment and your wallet 

Eligibility

To be eligible for GreenON insulation rebates, check the guidelines on the GreenON website here (https://www.greenon.ca/terms-and-conditions). If you’re a homeowner or tenant in Ontario over the age of 18, you are likely to qualify for the program if you use a participating contractor, like EcoStar.

Save Energy, Lower Your Carbon Footprint

The GreenON rebate program can help you save money while lowering your energy consumption and improving energy efficiency in your home. Adding new insulation is one of the best home improvements you can do, with a cumulative, long term benefit in cost savings, comfort, and maintenance costs. Give us a call at EcoStar today to find out more about the GreenON insulation rebates and what you might be eligible for.

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