The Green Energy Fund and all programs funded through it have been cancelled.

If you are a homeowner considering energy-efficient renovations, including windows replacements and insulation, the Ontario government will help. The province offers thousands of dollars in rebates to renovate your home in 2018 through the Green Ontario Fund to reduce your energy costs and fight climate change.

  • Get rebates up to $7,200 off insulation
  • Get rebates up to $5,000 for high-performance windows
  • Get rebates up to $5,800 for an Air-Source Heat Pump
  • Get up to $20,000 in rebates to install a home geothermal system or up to $4,500 to repair existing heat pump systems
  • Get $100 off a smart thermostat for your home
  • Get $1,600 back for upgrades throughout your home plus additional rebates to upgrade electrical appliances.
  • Get $400 rebate for installing a variable speed pool pump
  • Free energy saving devices for low-income customers
  • Free upgrades for low income natural gas customers

Get rebates up to $7,200 off insulation

  • You can receive up to $7,200 off the cost of purchasing and upgrading the insulation of your attic, basement and exterior walls.
  • Upgrading your insulation can help you save up to 15% on energy bills.

Who is eligible: Ontario residents who live in a detached home, townhome or semi can take part in GreenON Rebates. If you rent, you must have the written permission of the landlord.

Get rebates up to $5,000 for high-performance windows

  • Get $500/window up to $5,000 to replace existing windows for high-performance windows. Note that the rebate applies for each rough opening – so bay or bow windows with more than one glass unit qualify for one rebate.
  • Increase your home’s resale value by upgrading to high-performance windows.

Who is eligible: Ontario residents who live in a detached home, townhome or semi can take part in GreenON Rebates. If you rent, you must have the written permission of the landlord.

Get rebates up to $5,800 for an Air-Source Heat Pump

  • Get up to $5,800 off Energy Star-certified air source heat pumps, or pumps that meet program requirements.
  • With an air-source heat pump you can efficiently heat and cool your home. It helps you to breathe easy by reducing pollen, dust and dirt in your home. It dehumidifies more effectively than central-air conditioners.

Who is eligible: Ontario homeowners who live in a detached home, townhouse or semi are able to take part. If you are a landlord, you must obtain permission from your tenants.

Get up to $20,000 in rebates to install a home geothermal system

  • Receive up to $20,000 in rebates for an ENERGY STAR® Certified GSHP. Ground-source heat pumps are the most eco-friendly space heating on the market. Moving heat uses less energy than generating heat, making heat pumps more efficient than traditional heating systems. Rebates are available for three models: horizontal, pond, and vertical closed-loop heat pump:
  • A home geothermal system can save you up to 50% on heating costs. There is no need for a dehumidifier. A ground-source heat pump’s cooling cycle provides dehumidification, allowing you to save on energy use.

Who is eligible: Ontario homeowners who live in a detached home, townhouse or semi are able to take part. The rebate is also available to homeowners of new custom home builds. If you are a landlord, you must obtain permission from your tenants.

Get $100 off a smart thermostat for your home

  • Receive a $100 rebate for purchasing and installing an eligible smart thermostat.
  • Smart thermostats do the leg work of keeping your home comfortable as efficiently as possible. They manage energy use in your home by learning your schedule and preferences, automatically delivering comfort when you’re there and savings when you’re not. Enjoy features like automated energy saving adjustments and maintenance alerts. Plus, with Wi-Fi technology, you control your thermostat from anywhere – on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

Who is eligible: If you live in a home, condominium or apartment unit in Ontario, you could be eligible as long as your heating and cooling system is compatible. If you rent, you must receive consent from your landlord to participate.

Get $1,600 back for upgrades throughout your home plus additional rebates to upgrade electrical appliances

  • Get $1,600 back for making efficiency upgrades throughout your whole home. Plus receive additional rebates to upgrade electrical appliances.

Who is eligible: Homeowners with natural gas, oil, propane, electric and wood-stove heated homes in the Enbridge program area. To participate, you must get an assessment of your home’s current energy use by an approved energy advisor who will suggest how you can make improvements to your home’s energy efficiency. You will need to implement at least two energy upgrades to receive incentives.

Get $400 rebate for installing a variable speed pool pump

  • Get an instant $400 rebate for replacing a constant-speed pump for energy-saving variable-speed pumps. The rebate is applied when you purchase your new pool pump.

Who is eligible: Customers in the Toronto Hydro, Oakville Hydro, Hydro Ottawa, Renfew Hydro, Burlington Hydro, Halton Hills Hydro and Milton Hydro service territories who replace an existing constant speed pump with a variable-speed pump for their residential pool.

The Green Ontario Fund is part of the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 15% below 1990 levels by 2020, to 37% by 2030, and to 80% by 2050.

In Ontario, buildings generate nearly a quarter of greenhouse gas pollution. The Green Ontario Fund helps to reduce your heating and cooling costs, increase your savings and decrease your home’s carbon footprint.

In addition to the rebates, Ontario government announced the creation of GreenON Support, a phone line that homeowners can call to get advice on what projects and rebates might be best for their home.

Sources:

  • https://greenon.ca/
  • https://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2017/12/helping-families-save-money-and-fight-climate-change-at-home.html
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