Canada Greener Homes Grant: Quick Start Guide
Going green just got easier
Canadians have upped their game when it comes to taking better care of the planet we live on.
One area that has been a challenge in the pursuit of greater sustainability is heating and cooling. While strategies like adding an extra blanket or being more conscious about air conditioning use can help, it’s been historically challenging to significantly reduce energy use in our homes.
While HVAC appliances have sported Energy Star ratings for years, significant strides have been made recently in creating more eco-friendly heating and cooling solutions.
Getting started: The Canada Greener Homes Grant
To help make it easier to make the leap to greener home heating systems, the Government of Canada is offering up to $7,100 in rebates. The Canada Greener Homes Grant covers the cost of an EnerGuide home energy evaluation and energy-efficient upgrades. Here is 4-step guide on how to get started and how Reliable Home Environment can help:
Step 1. Register for the Canada Greener Homes Grant.
Along with name, phone number and email, you’ll need the following to register:
- Proof of ownership with your property tax bill number (this number can be found on your municipal property documents)
- Proof of residence through either a driver’s license or government-issued ID (with address)
Step 2. Call us to schedule your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation.
The grant requires that your home undergo two EnerGuide evaluations; one pre-retrofits and one afterwards. Once completed, you will receive a report with an EnerGuide home rating and a label.
You’ll also be able to access your report(s) online. Once you receive your reports, you can now plan your retrofits.
Step 3. Post-installation EnerGuide evaluation.
After your new equipment has been installed, a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is needed. We will book this with you after your installation.
Step 4. You’ll receive an email confirming the total of your grant.
Once you confirm, you’ll then receive a cheque by mail.
If you have any questions about the Greener Homes Grant Initiative or how our greener HVAC products can reduce your carbon emissions and your utility bills, contact Reliable Home Environment in Ottawa to learn more.