The Canada Greener Homes Grant (CGHG) is available to eligible Canadians nationwide, providing grant funding for energy-efficient home upgrades. In Ontario, the program is co-delivered through the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) program offered by Enbridge Gas. This means eligible Ontario homeowners can access both programs through a single application, minimizing the amount of work required by both homeowners and their Registered Energy Advisors.
By taking advantage of both programs, homeowners can access all available grant funding to help cover the costs of making their homes more energy-efficient. This is an excellent opportunity for homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint, save money on their energy bills, and take advantage of the benefits of both the federal and Enbridge Gas programs.
Enbridge Gas’s Home Efficiency Rebate Plus provides homeowners with rebates for energy-efficient home upgrades, including insulation, air sealing, high-efficiency heating systems, and water heaters. These rebates can help homeowners offset the costs of making these upgrades.
One of the key advantages of the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program is that it is available to homeowners in Ontario regardless of their income level. This means that even homeowners who may not qualify for other energy efficiency programs can take advantage of the rebates offered through this program. Additionally, the program is relatively easy to apply for, and homeowners can complete most of the application process online.
Now let’s turn our attention to the Canada Greener Homes Grant. The federal government offers this program and provides homeowners with grants of up to $5,000 to make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes. The program covers many upgrades as Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program, including insulation, air sealing, and heating systems.
The Differences and Benefits Of Each Program
While the Canada Greener Homes Grant and the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program are different, the Canada Greener Homes Grant is means-tested. Homeowners must meet certain income requirements to qualify for the grant. While this may exclude some homeowners, it also means that the program is targeted at those needing financial assistance to make energy-efficient home upgrades.
The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus and the Canada Greener Homes Grant offer different types of rebates and grants to homeowners to help cover the costs of energy-efficient home upgrades.
The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program offered by Enbridge Gas in Ontario provides homeowners with rebates for various upgrades, including insulation, air sealing, high-efficiency heating systems, and water heaters. The rebate amounts vary depending on the type of upgrade, and the program may also offer additional bonuses for completing multiple upgrades or meeting certain energy efficiency standards.
On the other hand, the Canada Greener Homes Grant provides eligible homeowners across Canada with grants of up to $5,000 to cover the costs of energy-efficient upgrades. The grant can cover a range of upgrades, including insulation, air sealing, heating and cooling systems, and renewable energy systems such as solar panels and geothermal heat pumps. The grant amount is based on the eligible expenses, and the program requires a pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide evaluation to determine the grant amount.
It is important to note that the rebate and grant amounts offered through each program may change over time and are subject to eligibility criteria and program terms and conditions. Homeowners should consult the program websites or speak with a Registered Energy Advisor from Green Think Inc. to determine the specific rebate and grant amounts available for their desired upgrades.
Ontario Residents Can Earn More Rebates
Both the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus and the Canada Greener Homes Grant are valuable programs that can help homeowners in Canada make their homes more energy-efficient. The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program offers rebates for a range of upgrades. It is available to homeowners regardless of income, while the Canada Greener Homes Grant provides means-tested grants for a wider range of upgrades, including renewable energy systems.
Homeowners should know they can apply for the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus and the Canada Greener Homes Grant. While they should carefully consider their circumstances when deciding which program to apply for, it is important to note that they can take advantage of both programs to maximize their energy savings and reduce their carbon footprint. Regardless of which program or combination of programs they choose, homeowners can be sure they are taking an important step towards reducing their carbon footprint and saving money on their energy bills.