REBATES and GRANTS
Residential & Business - Grants/Rebates/Incentives
Rebates and Grants – If you just purchased a home, rental property or business that needs improvements or just looking to renovate your existing property then you should know that rebates and/or grants for renovations and/or products may be available to you from government and/or manufacturers’ sources. But before you start any renovations or purchase any products you should be aware that some conditions may apply, such as, only purchasing qualified products or even a pre-inspection and/or post-inspection of the home by a qualified company may be required.
Typically, these renovations and/or products usually deal with energy efficiency. If you want to save energy, lower utility bills, and reduce the impact on the environment then energy efficient products may be the answer.
Further down this page you will find various programs available from Gov’t and Corporate sources. Please make sure you fully understand the requirements and also make sure the specific program/s your interested in are still active. The rebates and grants may be limited based on available funds, your properties specific geographic location and/or specific cut-off-dates. Furthermore, you may or may not be able to combine identical rebates from different sources. You should check ALL of the programs and individual corporations programs to identify all of the products/services being offered.
Do your homework first!
CANADA GREENER HOMES GRANT
The Canada Greener Homes Grant provides funds for home evaluations and for retrofits, to a total of $5,600. Homeowners are eligible for up to $600 total for the cost of pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations and for up to $5,000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows and doors, thermostats, air sealing and more.
It is important that you read all eligibility criteria and grant requirements to be sure that you will qualify for reimbursement at the end of the process.
Learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Grant.
BASEMENT FLOODING PROTECTION SUBSIDY PROGRAM
The basement flooding protection subsidy program has been designed to help home owners with specific improvements to help reduce basement flooding. Although, many municipalities are working to upgrade older drainage systems, you the home owner can also do things around your property to reduce the possibility of basement flooding.
The Basement Flooding Page in this site can provide additional information on Backwater Valves, Sump Pumps, Downspout Disconnection, Grading etc. and how they may help in reducing or preventing basement flooding.
You should check with your local municipality for your specific requirements but here are some of the programs I’ve managed to locate: City of Toronto, Halton Region, Region of Peel and City of Vaughan.
ENBRIDGE RESIDENTIAL and business/industrial rebates
Enbridge Gas is Canada’s largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario. They also have rebates or incentives for energy efficient products such as, insulation, boilers, furnaces, air sealing etc. for Residential and Business/Industrial Properties.
Remember there may be restrictions, such as, but not limited to, not being able to collect on a rebate/incentive twice from two different sources (double dipping). Make sure you do your homework!
Independent Electricity System Operator
Save on Energy is here to help you use energy wisely at home and at work. It’s the mark of energy-efficiency programs offered by the Independent Electricity System Operator. You can take advantage of its incentives and resources to make your energy-efficiency projects more affordable, allowing you to reap the rewards faster.
You may save on LED lighting, timers, faucet aerators, clothes drying line, lighting, HVAC, Refrigeration etc for residential and/or business/industry products.