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Canada Greener Homes Grant

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The Government of Canada is quickly rolling out its new environmental initiative called the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

This grant is meant to give Canadians the opportunity and the incentive to make their homes more energy-efficient, and thus save Canadians money and energy. On top of sending 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to Canadian homeowners, this grant will also create job opportunities in the form of Energy Advisors for the project! This could be your push to reinvent your home to fit the future of renewable energy without breaking the bank!

If you’re wondering if you’re eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, these are the necessary qualifications.

Am I Eligible?

Fortunately, the qualifications for the Canada Greener Homes Grant are very broad.

  • If you’re a homeowner in Canada (regardless of the location)
  • If you’re able to provide proof that your property is your primary residence  
  • If you’re the only member of your household applying for the grant

You may very well be eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

Is My Property Eligible?

Several different types of properties are eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. If you reside in:

  • A single or semi-detached home 
  • A rowhouse 
  • A townhouse 
  • An all-seasons cottage 
  • A mobile home on a permanent foundation 
  • A permanently moored floating home 
  • A small multi-unit residential building (residential only)
  • A mixed-use building (residential only)

You may be eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. Unfortunately, new builds are not eligible for the program.

Is My Ideal Retrofit Eligible?

If you are looking to renovate your home with one of these retrofits:

  • Home insulation (up to $5,000)
  • Air-sealing (Up to $1,000)
  • Window and door ENERGY STAR replacements (Up to $5,000)
  • Smart thermostat installation (Up to $50)
  • Energy-efficient heating installation (Up to $5,000)
  • Switching your home system to a renewable energy source like solar panels (Up to $5,000)
  • Resiliency measures to protect your home from environmental damages (must be combined with another retrofit) (Up to $2,625)

You may be eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

What Do I Have To Do To Be Eligible?

Once you’re considered eligible for the program, there are some obligations that you must follow in order to complete the Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative and to receive your reimbursement. If you are willing to: 

  • Fill out a pre and post EnerGuide evaluation
  • Complete at least one (1) retrofit for your home that has been recommended by your energy guide; failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of your reimbursement 
  • Provide and keep all of your documents of this project until March 31, 2028
  • Purchase all products used for this initiative from Canadian Businesses and websites
  • Be the only person from your household who is participating in the grant
  • Demonstrate with proper documentation that the property is your primary place of residence

You are eligible to stay in the program and receive reimbursement for your retrofits.

What About Reimbursement?

Once your project is completed and your home is more energy-efficient, you are eligible for reimbursement:

  • Up to $5,000 for the implementation of eligible retrofits done after December 1, 2020 
  • Up to $600 for your pre and post EnerGuide evaluations (participants are only eligible if they continue the EnerGuide evaluation through the whole Greener Homes Grant Process)

Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump

A ductless heat pump is a type of system that does the work as both your air conditioner and your furnace, being able to switch from cooling to heating depending on the season. With a ductless heat pump, you can replace both your furnace and your AC with one smooth system, but is a heat pump right for you and your home?

If you live in the Ottawa region, and want more information on the Canada Greener Homes Grant, and how you could save up to $5,000 by making the switch to energy-efficient heating, contact Harding Heating & Air Conditioning!

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