TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - The Home Energy Conservation program, delivered by Enbridge Gas, in partnership with the Government of Ontario and the Save on Energy program, allows homeowners to earn up to $5,000 for installing energy efficiency upgrades, while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This year's program gives homeowners up to $5,000 back, up from $1,600 -- an increase of over 200 per cent.
This program is offered to homeowners across Ontario who use natural gas, wood, propane, oil, or electricity to heat their homes, and who install two or more eligible energy efficiency upgrades.
Enbridge has also improved the program so that homeowners will now have a clearer understanding about the dollar amount they'll receive for each upgrade they make. This makes planning and budgeting for renovations that much easier.
To qualify, participants must complete a home energy audit before and after the upgrades are completed. The upgrades must also be done by a certified contractor, and must take place before Dec. 31, 2018. A minimum of two upgrades must be completed. The work must be completed within 120 days of the pre-audit. The cost of both audits will also be included in the rebate.
Some of the energy efficiency improvements eligible under the program include:
- Installing a furnace or boiler heating system (up to $1,000), water heater ($500), or an air source heat pump ($500);
- Upgrading insulation (up to $1,750 per insulation);
- Air sealing (up to $150);
- Or installing energy efficient windows or doors (approximately $80 each).
More information is available at enbridgesmartsavings.com.
"Through the Home Energy Conservation program, Enbridge is making it easier for homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient, while saving money, and earning up to $5,000 in cash back," explains Ian Macpherson, Director, Market Solutions and Demand Side Management, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "This year's program is more transparent, so homeowners who qualify know right away how much money they can expect to receive from Enbridge for doing these upgrades."
For more information, please contact:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Enbridge Gas Distribution
To learn more about the Home Energy Conservation Program, visit www.enbridgesmartsavings.com.
About Enbridge Gas Distribution
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 165-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution, and has ranked as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the past eight years. Enbridge Gas Distribution distributes natural gas to over two million customers in Ontario.
SOURCE Enbridge Gas Distribution