What are Enbridge Rebates

What are Enbridge Rebates

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on December 20, 2020

Apply For Enbridge Rebates in 2020

 

The Home Efficiency Rebate program is the polymerization of Enbridge Gas Home Energy Conservation Program and Union Gas Home Reno Rebate Program. This combined source for rebates was introduced to Ontarian homeowners on May 1st, 2019 right after Union Gas was purchased from Enbridge Gas.

Home Efficiency Rebate Program is an initiative undertaken by Enbridge Gas to motivate all Ontarian homeowners to utilize energy efficiency practices and gadgets in their living spaces. If you qualify, you can get up to $5000 in Enbridge rebates for home renovations. Included here but not limited to are Insulation system improvements, highly efficient doors and windows, skylights, boiler, furnace, etc. Eligibility for Enbridge rebates is automatically earned if you are a Union Gas or Enbridge Gas consumer. The main focus of these Enbridge rebates is to courage Ontarian homeowners to lower the Carbon Footprint and apply more cost-efficient practices in their living spaces. Below you will see all the requirements set by the Home Efficiency Rebate Program to qualify for Enbridge rebates.

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Enbridge Rebates requirements

Like all Rebate Programs in Ontario, there are a few criteria that must be met in order to participate in these campaigns. 

As mentioned above, the main requirement for participating and taking advantage of Enbridge rebates is to be an Enbridge Gas or Union Gas consumer. Other requirements are mentioned below.

Check them out…

 

  1. Owners of a detached, semi-detached, townhouse, or mobile home.
  2. Successfully complete at least two or more eligible home improvements.
  3. Use natural gas or furnace boiler to heat your home.

 Qualifying energy-efficient improvements for Enbridge Rebates

  • Attic Insulation

Enbridge Rebates

Energy savings rebate program criteria

$ 650

If you upgrade the attic insulation to at least R-60

$ 650

If you add to your flat roof insulation at least R-14

 

  • Exterior Wall Insulation

Enbridge Rebates 

Energy savings rebate program criteria

$ 3,000

Add at least R-20 to 100% of the building

$ 1,750

Add at least R-9 to 100% of the building to achieve an R-Value of R-12

$ 1,000

Add at least R-3.8 to the building to achieve an R-Value of R-12

 

  • Basement Insulation

Enbridge Rebates

Energy savings rebate program criteria

$ 1,000

Add R-32 to the floor above the crawl space floor

$ 500

Add R-12 to all crawl space walls

$ 1,000

Add at least R-23 to all crawl space walls

$ 750

Achieve R-12 to your basement walls

$ 1,250

Add at least R-23 to all your basement walls

$ 500 BONUS

An extra $500 rebate if 100% of all basement and\or crawl space is insulated. To qualify a 5% of the total foundation exterior must be insulated.

 

  • Airtightness

Enbridge Rebates

Energy savings rebate program criteria

$ 150

If you achieve the air sealing base target

$ 150

If you add at least 10% to the air sealing base target

  • Furnace & Boiler

Enbridge Rebates

Energy savings rebate program criteria

$ 250

For replacing your furnace with a 96% or higher AFUE natural gas furnace

$ 1,000

For replacing your boiler with a 90% or higher natural gas boiler

 

  • Energy Efficient Windows, Doors & Skylights

Enbridge Rebates

Energy savings rebate program criteria

$ 40

Per each door, window or skylight replaced with a qualified model from ENERGY STAR

$ 40

Per each rough opening. A bay window is considered as the rough opening

  • Water Heater

Enbridge Rebates

Energy savings rebate program criteria

$ 400

If you replace your current natural gas water heater with a 0.80 EF qualified model from ENERGY STAR

  • Extra Rebates

Extra Rebates

Energy savings rebate program criteria

$ 750

Finalize five of the above-mentioned energy upgrades

$ 500

Finalize four of the above-mentioned energy upgrades

$ 150

Finalize three of the above-mentioned energy upgrades

Apply for the Home Efficiency Rebate program

 

  • The process begins with one energy efficiency audit of your home before the renovations start. The audit should be done by registered energy advisors who are capable to conduct a pre-renovation energy audit. 

  • Instructed by the energy advisors, choose the home energy improvements that fit your home needs.

  • Have a professional contractor perform all of the chosen renovations.

  • A post-renovation energy audit must be conducted within 120 days from the pre-renovation audit to check the performance and efficiency of the new upgrades.

  • Remember to keep the receipts for all services and submit all the required paperwork on the Enbridge Rebates website.  

  • Expect to receive the rebate cheque by mail in nearly 60 days.

FAQ about Ontario Rebate programs

 

Is Ontario Affordability Fund still open?

Unfortunately, the Ontario Affordability Fund has closed its doors as of July 31st, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 circumstances, this rebate program is experiencing a challenging situation and news about reopening is expected to be seen in the future.

 

Where to sign up for the Enbridge Rebates?

First, you need to find an approved energy advisor in your area to conduct the pre-renovation audit. They can instruct you from there. For more info call: 1-866-333-3920 or visit their website: https://enbridgesmartsavings.com/home-efficiency-rebate/pre-energy-audit 

 

Is there any other Rebate program in the Toronto area?

Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), offered by the City of Toronto, is a loan program that helps Ontarian homeowners to apply energy-efficient practices, gadgets, and technologies in their living spaces. You can receiv

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