A Pathway to Energy Efficiency

The world is leaning towards energy efficiency and Canada is no exception. One of the government initiatives leading the way is the Home Efficiency Rebate (HER), a program that rewards homeowners who make their homes more energy-efficient. In this blog post, we'll delve into the details of the HER, the benefits, the eligibility criteria, and how you can get started.

What is the Home Efficiency Rebate?

The Home Efficiency Rebate is an initiative by Enbridge Gas in collaboration with the Government of Canada, aimed at encouraging homeowners to make energy-efficient upgrades in their homes. Through this rebate program, homeowners can receive up to $10,000 in rebates for improvements like insulation, air sealing, window upgrades, heating and cooling systems, and water heating systems.

The Benefits of the Home Efficiency Rebate

1. Financial Savings

By participating in the HER, you're essentially saving money twice. Firstly, the rebate covers a part of the cost of your home's energy-efficient upgrades. Secondly, these upgrades reduce your home's energy consumption, which leads to lower utility bills over time.

2. Increased Comfort

Energy-efficient upgrades can make your home more comfortable by maintaining consistent temperatures, reducing drafts, and improving indoor air quality.

3. Environmental Impact

By reducing your home's energy consumption, you're also reducing its carbon footprint, thus contributing to the global effort to mitigate climate change.

Eligibility for the Home Efficiency Rebate

To be eligible for the HER, you need to:

  • Be a homeowner in Ontario.
  • Have a home that is heated with a natural gas furnace or boiler.
  • Complete at least two eligible energy-efficient upgrades.
  • Complete the upgrades within 120 days of the pre-renovation energy audit.

How to Get Started with the Home Efficiency Rebate

  1. Energy AuditThe first step is to arrange a pre-renovation energy audit by a registered energy advisor. This audit will assess your home's current energy efficiency and suggest potential improvements.
  2. UpgradeNext, complete at least two eligible energy-efficient upgrades within 120 days of the pre-renovation energy audit.
  3. Post-Renovation AuditOnce the upgrades are completed, a post-renovation energy audit is needed to measure the improvement in your home's energy efficiency.
  4. ApplicationFinally, your energy advisor will submit your application for the Home Efficiency Rebate on your behalf.

At Simply Smart Home, we're committed to helping homeowners navigate the path to energy efficiency. Whether you're interested in the Home Efficiency Rebate or other energy-efficient upgrades, our team of experts is ready to guide you every step of the way. Reach out to us today and let's make your home a more comfortable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly place to live.

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Space Heating

Up to $7,800*

Water Heating

Up to $400*

Smart Thermostat

Up to $75

Air sealing

Up to $1300

Solar Panels

Up to $5,000

Home Insulation

Up to $10,000