Ontario solar grants
- Solar hot water system
Government of Canada
tankless, condensing gas, instantaneous
Solar 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
Solar grants — Ontario
Ontario homeowners can get Government of Canada ecoENERGY
grants for installing a new solar hot water system.
- $1,250 — solar
hot water system with solar collectors that meets the
CAN/CSA F379 standard and provides a minimum energy
contribution of 6,000 megajoules per year.
Ontario Rebate List for details.
To qualify for government grants, your solar domestic hot water system must
be on the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes
"List of Accepted Solar
Solar rebates — how they work
Take advantage of Government of Canada ecoENERGY grants
for new solar hot water systems in Ontario:
Canada ecoENERGY —
Ontario homeowners can get
in grants from the Canadian government for a
new solar hot water system.
The Government of Canada
grants up to $5,000 for home energy renovations
through the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program,
which is in effect until March 31, 2012.
Click here for more
Home Energy Audits —
To qualify for Government of Canada’s
ecoENERGY solar grant,
Ontario homeowners must get a home energy audit
before and after
their new solar hot water system installation.
Get up to $150 cash back on the cost of your first energy audit
with rebates from the Ontario government’s Home Energy
Click here for more
Home Renovation Tax Credit —
Many homeowners in Ontario use “tax credit”
to describe a grant program like Canada ecoENERGY grants.
The original Home Renovation Tax Credit
(HRTC) expired in 2010.
With today’s 2011 “tax credit” programs
there’s no need to wait until you’ve filed
your annual income tax return to receive a home renovation tax credit.
Your tax-free grant money will be sent within 90 days of
your follow-up energy audit.
Click here for more
A new solar hot water system is just one way to save.
Ontario rebates of up to
- Home Renovations — Windows, doors, insulation,
and air sealing
- Equipment — Furnaces, air conditioners, hot water heaters,
boilers, heat pumps, geothermal heating, solar panel hot
water systems, HRV, low-flush toilets, and more ...
Ontario homeowners can choose from a shopping
list of renovation grants from the Government
Ontario homeowners can also get ...
And there’s more.
Easy to start — Ontario
All you do is make one call —
to book a home energy audit with an Ontario Energy Advisor –
your first step to qualifying for Canada ecoENERGY
grants for home energy renovations.
Book your energy
audit with a certified HomePerformance Energy
Advisor. Your Energy Advisor will help you
make the right energy saving choices for your Ontario home.
Ontario rebates — conditions
Some conditions apply.
Home energy audit —
To qualify for Canada ecoENERGY grants
you must get an ecoENERGY home energy assessment
before and after upgrades to your Ontario home.
You will receive grants for improvements started
after your first audit.
- Renovations —
You can complete the improvements yourself or hire
an Ontario contractor. We recommend you retain copies of
all documentation including invoices,
receipts, photos and product literature to be sure you get
full credit for all improvements.
- Canada ecoENERGY —
You need to apply for Canada ecoENERGY grants
by completing your follow-up
(post-retrofit) audit by March 31, 2012.
Use the opportunity to complete as many upgrades as possible.
- Existing homes only —
Newly built Ontario homes occupied for less than six months
do not qualify for Government of Canada ecoENERGY
grants. Once a newly
built home has been occupied for more than six months, there is no limit to
how old a home can be to qualify for Canada ecoENERGY
- Local codes & by-laws —
All improvements or renovations
must meet Ontario building codes and by-laws.
Pay special attention to the placement of vapour
barriers when adding insulation to the building envelope.
Before undertaking improvements
or renovations, find out about the appropriate
products and installation techniques to ensure that your home’s
building envelope and indoor air quality
will not be compromised.
- Higher efficiency —
To qualify for Government of Canada ecoENERGY grants,
any new equipment installed in your Ontario home
must have a higher efficiency than that of the original
equipment it replaces.
- Questions about eligibility —
If you are not certain about the eligibility of your Ontario house,
or any specific renovations you are planning,
you should request clarification from the Government of Canada.
Homeowners are responsible for clarifying that their house and
planned improvements are eligible for government
grants and rebates before undertaking any upgrade work
and related expenses.
- Grant tables —
For a more complete list of eligiblity criteria see
Ontario rebates & incentives
Ontario homeowners can get cash back on their first
ecoENERGY audit with a Home Energy Audit
rebate from the Ontario government.
- Home Energy Audit program —
Rebate of up to $150 of the cost of your first
- Up to $150 —
To be eligible for an Ontario Home Energy Audit rebate
you must receive an ecoENERGY audit
from a certified energy advisor.
- You are not required to carry out a
renovation to your Ontario home to receive the Ontario
Home Energy Audit rebate.
- Your advisor applies for the Ontario
Home Energy Audit rebate on your behalf.
Canada ecoENERGY grants — Ontario
Ontario homeowners can qualify for
as part of the Government of Canada’s Economic
Canada ecoENERGY grants —
Get rebates of up to $5,000 for home energy
improvements from the Government of Canada.
- You begin —
by completing an ecoENERGY assessment with a certified
energy advisor. The Ontario government provides a rebate of up to $150
of the cost of your first energy audit.
- Your advisor —
will apply for Canada ecoENERGY
grants on your behalf, after you have
completed your energy-efficient renovations
and your Ontario home has been re-assessed. You have until
March 31, 2012 to make some or all of the
improvements your advisor recommends for your Ontario home, and
complete a second audit.
Canada Grants List — Shows tax-free grant
amounts from the Government of Canada.
Home Renovation Tax Credit
Many Ontario homeowners use “tax credit” to describe
a government grant program like Government of Canada
The original Home Renovation Tax Credit
expired in 2010.
2009 income tax credit —
Home Renovation Tax Credit allowed families to claim a credit of 15 per
cent of home improvement costs, between $1,000 and
$10,000, on their 2009 income tax return. Each Canadian family
could claim up to $10,000 in home improvement costs,
for a credit of up to $1,350 per family.
2011 ‘tax credit’ programs —
Newer programs provide government grants of up to
$5,000 and more. And there’s no need to wait until
you’ve filed your annual income tax return to receive a
home renovation tax credit. Your tax-free grant
money will be sent within 90 days of your
follow-up energy audit.
Your advisor can help
By choosing a HomePerformance
Energy Advisor to do your Ontario home energy audit,
you’ll receive information on government
home energy renovation grants and rebates, and other
energy improvement incentives available in Ontario.
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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