The Ontario government is making it worthwhile for homeowners to complete energy-efficient renovations by making $600 million in rebates available over a 4 year period through the “Green Ontario Fund”.
Through the GreenON Installations program, eligible households can register to have a technician visit and install a smart thermostat along with energy reviews. The province says 100,000 smart thermostats will be available under the program.
The energy saving program, launched in August 2017, is intended to encourage investment that will help local business while also helping local homeowners fight climate change and reduce the cost of ongoing expenses. The initial rebate offered a free Smart thermostat installation available to eligible homeowners and was so successful that the government aims to have 140,000 thermostats installed by Spring 2018. Smart thermostats are connected to the internet to allow for adjustments to be made via smart phone or they can be set to self-adjust. Homeowners of fully detached, semi-detached homes, townhouses and row houses can register via the Green Ontario Fund website. Renters require the landlord’s permission to register.
This year the program has been expanded to include rebates of up to $7200 for new insulation, up to $5000 for new windows, and up to $20,000 for new ground or air source heat pumps as long as homeowners hire a contractor who was successfully screened by the Green Ontario Fund. Interested homeowners can register to have an approved contractor complete the installation.
No matter where you live or work in Ontario, fighting climate change can be as easy as changing a light bulb or switching your thermostat. Visit GreenON.ca to find out how these small changes and other home improvements can help your household or business save money while doing your part to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
Visit GreenON – enter your postal code and see what programs are offered in your area.
An energy assessor will visit your home to suggest ways to save more energy and provide upgrades that could include:
- Energy-saving light bulbs
- ENERGY STAR® refrigerators
- ENERGY STAR® freezers, dehumidifiers, window air-conditioners
- Home insulation and draft proofing
- Low-flow showerheads
- Programmable thermostats
- Faucet aerators
Using a smart thermostat to control your home heating and cooling makes it easy to reduce your carbon footprint. If you live in Ontario, you could receive a $100 rebate for purchasing an eligible smart thermostat.
Learn more about the Smart Thermostat program HERE
Get rebates up to $7,200 off insulation and up to $5,000 for select high-performance windows.
Learn more about the windows and insulation program HERE
Get up to $20,000 in rebates to install a home geothermal system.
Green Ontario Support Line
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sign up for Green Ontario Fund Program Alerts at https://greenon.ca/subscription
- Find an approved contractor at https://greenon.ca/find-a-contractor
- Contractors can sign up to seek program approval at https://greenon.ca/en/contractor-signup
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Energy Evaluations – This inspection will determine the major areas of energy use and waste in your home. The Energy Evaluation will suggest steps to take that could save you hundreds of dollars annually in utilities and help you do your part in protecting the environment. Visit Amerispec HERE.