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Earn Rebates With Efficiency Manitoba and the Canada Greener Homes Grant

Efficiency Manitoba and the Canada Greener Homes Grant offer a unique opportunity for homeowners to earn more rebates and incentives by making their homes more energy-efficient. These programs provide various options for homeowners to reduce their energy consumption, save money on utility bills, and contribute to a greener environment.

With Efficiency Manitoba, homeowners can access a range of energy efficiency programs and services, while the Canada Greener Homes Grant provides up to \$5,000 in rebates for home energy upgrades. By taking advantage of these programs, homeowners can enjoy a more comfortable home and significant savings in the long run.
Home Energy Efficiency
Home Energy Efficiency

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) offer an efficient solution for electrically heating and cooling your home. By extracting heat from outdoor air to warm up homes using minimal energy, they can reduce electric heating costs by up to 30%. In the summer, they reverse the process by pushing warm air outside to cool homes. This eco-friendly and energy-efficient technology makes ASHPs a practical choice for heating and cooling.

  • Rebates up to $1.65 per square foot on air source heat pumps.
  • Rebates up to $2.50 per square foot on ground source heat pumps.
Greener Homes Loan

Steps To Participate

  1. First, determine your project’s eligibility, then choose a registered contractor. Once you’ve chosen a contractor, they’ll work with you to apply. You’ll need to agree to the terms and conditions at this time. Ensure you verify that the selected heat pump is on the eligible product list.

  2. Efficiency Manitoba will issue a written approval via email to you and your contractor, and from there, you’ll have one year to purchase and install your heat pump. Be sure to receive approval before purchasing materials or starting any work.

  3. Once your heat pump is installed and operational, work with your contractor to submit the completed documents and all applicable permits and invoices. Efficiency Manitoba will review these documents and then send you your rebate. They may contact you to schedule a post-installation heat pump inspection before issuing your rebate.

Do you Qualify?

  • Your heat pump replaces an existing electric furnace/boiler, electric baseboards, or natural gas heating system. Homeowners converting from fuel oil or propane are also eligible for incentives.
  • Your installer is registered with Efficiency Manitoba.
Energuide Evaluation
Receive a rebate of $0.50 per direct current (DC) watt installed on homes connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid, up to a maximum of 10 kW and $5,000 per home.

Sustainably, solar PV systems supply energy to your home. By doing so, they can assist in lowering your monthly energy bills, offset the potential effects of future rate hikes, and boost the value of your property.

Steps To Participate

  1. Read the eligibility requirements and the terms and conditions to see if you qualify for a rebate.

  2. Your contractor must be registered with Efficiency Manitoba.

  3. Grid-connected solar PV system installations must comply with Manitoba Hydro’s interconnection requirements and be approved by Manitoba Hydro before starting any work. Work with your solar contractor to submit an application and the required documentation to receive interconnection approval from Manitoba Hydro.

  4. Once Manitoba Hydro has approved your interconnection application, you and your contractor can install your new solar PV system.

  5. Apply for your rebate when your system has passed final inspections, is operational, and is paid in full.
EnerGuide Evaluation

Get a \$50 rebate up to \$1,000 for each eligible window and door you install in your home, and save money on your monthly energy bills.

Steps To Participate

  1. Examine the eligibility information to see if you are eligible for a rebate.

  2. ENERGY STAR-certified windows and doors with at least triple pane glass are required (entry doors with no glass must be ENERGY STAR certified). Qualifying ENERGY STAR-certified products are listed on the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) product lists.

  3. Rebates are available for qualifying new windows and doors purchased in Canada from a supplier, contractor, or retailer. Before applying for a rebate, make sure you have installed your products.

  4. To apply for your rebate, complete the online application form and attach your supporting invoice. Ensure you apply for your new windows and/or doors within 90 days of the final invoice date. You can also get a paper application from Efficiency Manitoba.
For those who live in homes built before 1999, the insulation in your home may be inadequate to warm your home properly. To qualify for a rebate, projects must be a minimum of 100 square feet per area and meet the original and final R-value requirements. Rebates are calculated based on the formulas outlined in the following table up to a maximum of 100% of the insulation material cost required for the project (including tax).
Manitoba energy efficiency programs

Steps To Participate

  1. Check your home and project eligibility. Apply via a registered contractor or retailer. Your contractor or retailer will help you complete the application and submit it for approval. Before buying or removing drywall, stucco, or insulation, get approval. Your home may need a pre-verification inspection.

  2. Buy and install insulation after approval. Your contractor or retailer must supply your materials. Your application approval gives you 12 months to do so.

  3. After installing and paying for your insulation, your contractor or retailer will help you finish and submit the paperwork. After receiving your documents, Efficiency Manitoba will calculate and mail your rebate based on your application and invoicing. Your rebate amount may require a post-verification inspection.
If you’re planning a major home renovation to greatly reduce your home’s energy consumption, your project may be eligible for rebates through the Home Energy Retrofits program.

Because every house is different, you’ll need an EnerGuide home evaluation performed by an energy advisor. Green Think Inc will find energy-saving opportunities that are appropriate for your house, and you will receive a recommended upgrade report to assist you in planning your major retrofit and achieving significant energy savings.

You can receive a rebate of $75 per gigajoule (GJ) saved up to the typical new home GJ rating and $150 per GJ saved beyond the typical new home GJ rating.

Applicants are encouraged to stack Home Energy Retrofit rebates with other incentives, like those available through Canada Green Homes Initiative.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant provides homeowners up to \$5,000 in funding and up to \$600 toward an EnerGuide energy efficiency home evaluation. In addition to the grant, the Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free financing to help you complete retrofits recommended by your energy advisor.

Efficiency Manitoba offers a $250 stacking bonus to applicants participating in the Home Energy Retrofits and the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

Steps To Participate

Contact a Green Think Energy Advisor to come to your home and calculate your home’s current energy rating (annual energy consumption), expressed in gigajoules (GJ). In addition to your home’s current rating, your Renovation Upgrade Report will show your house’s rating if it were built to new house standards and the potential rating for your home once all recommended upgrades are completed.

Send Efficiency Manitoba your EnerGuide evaluation documents and your planned retrofit project. You must apply before you or your contractor start the work. To apply online, you must upload your Homeowner Information Sheet (HOIS) and Renovation Upgrade Report

(RUR). You will also need your Manitoba Hydro account number.


Once your project is complete, the Green Think Energy Advisor will return to perform a post-retrofit evaluation and determine your new rating. The energy advisor will provide an EnerGuide label with your new rating and a Homeowner Information Sheet.

Send Efficiency Manitoba your final documents, and they’ll give you a rebate based on the total energy savings of your retrofit project.

To Qualify For Rebates

  • Residential, detached, duplex, or triplex home.
  • You’re the owner of the home.
  • The home is occupied 12 months per year (seasonal residences aren’t eligible).
  • The home uses electricity or natural gas supplied by Manitoba Hydro.
  • You have completed an EnerGuide evaluation of your home, and you apply before starting any work.
  • Your project will significantly reduce the site’s energy use.
  • At least 50% of the site energy use reduction will come from building envelope component upgrades. These include all components that separate the interior (conditioned space) from the exterior, such as walls, attics, windows, and doors.

Efficiency Manitoba accepts up to three working full-sized fridges and/or freezers per household and will pay you $30 for each qualifying fridge and/or freezer Efficiency Manitoba collects.

Efficiency Manitoba can accept your working dehumidifier, window air conditioner, undersized (bar-sized) fridge, and/or undersized freezer when you recycle an eligible full-sized fridge and/or freezer. These appliances are not eligible for a rebate, but Efficiency Manitoba will collect and recycle them for free!

To be eligible for this rebate, your appliance must be at least 20 years old and a minimum of 10 cubic feet in size. It must also be in working order and able to cool.

Earn up to $300 on an ENERGY STAR-certified variable-speed pool pump.

  1. To qualify for this rebate, you must upgrade a single-speed pump or install a new pool with no existing pump.

  2. Before buying, find out which pool pumps are eligible by checking the product list.

  3. Purchase (in-store or online) and install an eligible pool pump. Only models available for purchase in Canada are eligible. Efficiency Manitoba recommends getting a professional to install and program your pool pump.

  4. Fill out the online application and attach your supporting invoice to apply for your rebate within 90 days of the pump being purchased and installed. You can also contact Efficiency Manitoba for a paper application.

Home Energy Efficiency Loan

To help Manitobans finance their home upgrades and retrofits, Manitoba Hydro has partnered with Efficiency Manitoba to create the Home Energy Efficiency Loan and Energy Finance Plan.

The Home Energy Efficiency Loan (HEEL) is a convenient and affordable financing option if you want to make energy efficiency upgrades to your home. The monthly payment is added to your energy bill; no down payment is required.

Take advantage of a low-interest rate and flexible repayment schedule. With a maximum of five years for repayment for most products, some qualifying products can have a higher repayment period of up to fifteen years.

Qualifying Retrofits for Manitoba
Energy Efficiency Program

  • Windows and doors;
  • Residential space heating equipment;
  • Geothermal and cold climate air source heat pumps;
  • Insulation;
  • Air leakage sealing;
  • Ventilation;
  • Residential water heating equipment;
  • Electric vehicle chargers;
  • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Level 2 Electric Vehicle Chargers
  • High-efficiency natural gas furnaces and boilers

Energy Finance Plan

The Energy Finance Plan is convenient on-bill financing for upgrades to gas and electrical systems. It is available to Manitoba Hydro residential, small commercial, farm, and seasonal customers.

Eligible Upgrades for Energy Finance Plan

  • Upgrades to the electrical service entrance and panel board equipment.
  • Wiring circuits and associated equipment.
  • Natural gas piping, venting, delivery, permit costs, and taxes.
  • Central air conditioning systems (must have a minimum seasonal energy efficient ratio [SEER] of 13.0).
  • Electric/conventional natural gas water heaters 
  • Chimney liner in conjunction with a qualifying water heater.
  • Electric and natural gas furnaces/boilers for seasonal, farm, and commercial customers.
  • Combination heating systems.
  • Unit heaters (natural convection, forced air, or infrared).
  • Direct vent natural gas fireplaces (built-in and free-standing).
  • Security lighting and fixtures when undertaking electrical and energy improvement work.
  • Gas pool heaters.
  • Permanently installed electronic air cleaners 
  • Permanently installed dehumidifiers (hard-wired).
  • Permanently installed humidifiers (hard-wired).
  • Permanently installed air purifiers (hard-wired).
  • Furnace UV lights.
  • ERVs not rated to −25°C.
  • Conventional air source heat pumps.
  • Radon mitigation (through a C-NRPP-certified contractor)

What is The Application Process?

  1. Contact a participating program supplier (contractor or retailer) to participate in EFP. The supplier works with you to ensure your project is eligible. They will help you complete an EFP application and submit it to us on your behalf. Efficiency Manitoba will review your application and conduct a customer credit review. Efficiency Manitoba will notify your supplier if approved, and your project may begin.

    You must have approval before any work or materials are purchased.

  2. Once your project is complete, your supplier arranges for all homeowners to sign and date the Completion Certificate.

    This document indicates that you acknowledge the work at your property was completed in full and authorizes us to pay your supplier directly for invoice costs.

  3. The monthly loan payment is conveniently placed on your energy bill.

Contact Information

Program Questions

Phone number: 204-944-8181

Toll Free: 1-844-944-8181

Email: EnergyTeam@efficiencymb.ca

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