Qualify for up to $5,000
To qualify for grants
and rebates in Ontario,
you need to get a home energy audit before
you begin home improvements.
To get a home energy audit or more information
speak to an agent
Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat 12am-5pm
Ontario rebates –
Ontario Rebates —
The Government of Ontario closed the Ontario Home Energy Audit
program on March 31, 2012. This program paid rebates of $150 toward
the cost of a home energy audit. A year earlier, the Government
of Ontario closed the Ontario Home Energy Savings Program on
March 31, 2011. This provincial program provided up to $5,000 in
tax-free grants for home energy renovations.
- Canada Grants —
The Government of Canada closed the popular ecoENERGY
Home Retrofit Program on January 29, 2012. This federal
ecoENERGY program provided up to $5,000 in
tax-free grants for home energy
- Ontario -
$350 (you get $150 government rebate)
Ontario — Prices
- The first energy audit of your Ontario home
costs $350+HST. To reduce this cost,
the Ontario government will send you a cash
rebate of $150 as part
of the Ontario Home Energy Audit Program.
Your total audit cost, after you
receive your rebate, is a little more than $200.
You are not required to carry out a renovation
to receive your Ontario Home Energy Audit rebate.
Your HomePerformance Energy Advisor
applies for the $150 Ontario Home Energy Audit
rebate on your behalf.
- Follow-up energy audits in Ontario cost $195+HST.
During the second energy audit your Ontario home energy advisor will
update your official EnerGuide rating based on your improvements,
and apply on your behalf for Government of Canada
ecoENERGY grants of up to $5,000.
- Ontario houses greater than 3,500 sq.ft. of
floor area (including basement) will
be charged an additional fee of $75+HST for
the first energy audit.
- Travel costs may apply for Ontario houses outside
of the central service area of an Ontario
HomePerformance Energy Advisor.
- Prices of first and second
home energy audits in Ontario
are subject to change.
Talk to an agent toll-free for more details about Ontario Home Energy
audits and rebates:
Payment — Ontario
Ontario homeowners pay for their energy audit at time
of booking using their credit card. Our credit card payment
policy, including refunds, reschedules and cancellations is described
If you are unable to pay for your energy audit by
credit card, ask your agent for permission to pay your
HomePerformance Energy Advisor
by cheque or cash at the time of your energy audit visit.
Home energy audit — Get ready
Before your Ontario
HomePerformance Energy Advisor visits,
you’ll need to prepare your home ...
- Extinguish wood burning fires
- Clean out ashes from fireplace and close dampers
- Close all windows and doors
- Arrange access to all living areas in the home
- Provide access to attic, crawl space, heating and cooling
equipment, or any other hard-to-reach areas
Be assured that information regarding the existence of
separate living suites in Ontario homes is not recorded
as part of the ecoENERGY audit process.
- Photos –
Your Ontario energy advisor will need to take photos of the outside and
inside of your home, for documentation purposes.
- Release form –
You must sign a homeowner release form permitting your advisor to
take the photos, to release your energy audit data to the
Canadian government, and to allow the Canadian government to carry
out quality assurance measures if the need arises.
- Homeowner –
To simplify all document signing,
the Ontario homeowner whose name is to appear on your government cheques
(both the Ontario Home Energy Audit rebate + Canada ecoENERGY grant)
should attend the first and second
energy audit visits. This can reduce the time you wait
for your government cheques to arrive in the mail.
- Questions about eligibility –
If you are not certain about the eligibility of your Ontario house,
or any specific renovations and improvements you are planning, you should request
clarification from the Governments of Canada and Ontario. Homeowners are
responsible for clarifying that their Ontario house and planned renovations
and improvements are eligible for an Ontario Home Energy Audit
rebate and Government of Canada ecoENERGY grants
before undertaking any renovation work and related expenses.
Enjoy all the benefits
Do it right
Each Ontario home has its own specific
and yours is no different. The right renovations
add up to big savings. By following the expert
advice of a certified Ontario energy advisor,
you’ll make the energy renovations or "retrofits"
that are right for your Ontario home — and help improve
your energy costs and the Ontario environment.
Three easy steps
for an Ontario home energy audit ...
the right renovations for you
energy and money
Energy renovations help ...
- Save energy —
Your Ontario home won’t need as much energy to
- Save money —
Less energy used = lower energy costs for you.
Grants + Rebates —
Qualify for tax-free government
grants for home renovation, sent directly to you.
And that’s not all.
Here are more benefits ...
- Greater comfort –
Your home will be warmer in Ontario winters,
cooler in Ontario summers.
- Better health –
You’ll eliminate indoor health concerns like
chills and drafts, and keep your home free of airborne
pollutants and pollen.
- Increased home value –
By making energy renovations, you’ll
increase the resale value of your Ontario home. An
official Canada EnerGuide label proves you’ve
done the work.
- Simpler home maintenance –
No more scrubbing moldy windowsills! Keep airborne
dust and dirt outside where it belongs.
When you improve your home in Ontario, you make a difference
to the rest of the world. You’ll help address important
global issues like ...
Climate change –
Energy renovations help reduce your
home’s greenhouse gas emissions, while protecting
you from the effects of climate change and extreme
Energy security –
By reducing your Ontario home’s energy use,
you’ll be less deeply affected by energy price
fluctuations and supply interruptions.
And there’s even more. Click here to learn how
homeowners like you are saving thousands of
dollars and tonnes of greenhouse gases every year,
by making the right energy-saving home renovations.
Ontario homeowners can make a difference.
Learn more about
Renovation Rebates in Ontario ...
To qualify you need an Ontario
home energy audit before your renovations.
For more information on
tax-free government grants + Ontario Home Energy rebates -
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