The GreenOn Rebate is a program that offers Ontario residents rebates when they complete energy-efficient renovations. The program is being run through a provincial agency called the Green Ontario Fund. Through this new initiative, homeowners can receive rebates for these renovations:
- Up to $5,000 for new windows
- Up to $5,800 to install air-source heat pumps
- Up to $7,200 for new insulation
- Up to $20,000 for new ground source heating
- $100 for air sealing your home
- $100 when you purchase and install one of five eligible smart thermostat models.
All renovations must be completed by contractors who have been screened by the Green Ontario Fund.
Who’s Eligible for the Rebate?
This program is available to any Ontario resident who owns a detached home, townhouse or semi-detached home. If you rent, written permission from your landlord is needed before any renovations can begin. To find out more information about the rebate program and if you qualify, go to GreenOn.ca.
Environmentally Friendly Contractors
Contractors who would like to get involved in this program must first:
- Have an HST registration number.
- Possess either a Master Business Licence or Articles of Incorporation that have been valid for at least two years.
- Have $2 million dollars in liability and $1 million dollars in auto insurance.
- First, have a letter of clearance from WSIB (Workplace Safety & Insurance Board).
- Show evidence of your current certification by Window Wise.
To find out more about this program or if your business qualifies, go to GreenOn.ca.
Why is it Important to Go Green?
The Green Ontario Fund and Rebates program is important for a number of reasons. We all need to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint, which is a definite positive step in the right direction. But there are also many monetary benefits that come with environmentally responsible decisions for your home. By upgrading your insulation, you can save an additional 15% on your cooling and heating costs. These energy efficient upgrades will result in reduced heating and cooling expenses, which also provides you with immediate savings on your energy bill. Furthermore, upgrades like new windows and improved insulation increase your home’s resale value if you plan on selling now or in the future.
Ontario and the Green Ontario Fund’s Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We encourage you to find out more about the Green Ontario Fund’s initiatives, mission and environmental goals being accomplished. The not-for-profit provincial agency uses proceeds from Ontario’s carbon market to help people and businesses reduce their greenhouse emissions.
By taking part in this rebate program, you are showing that you care about doing your part to help protect our planet. By 2020, Ontario has promised to cut greenhouse emissions by 15%below its 1990 levels. This promise increases to a 37% reduction by 2030 and 80% reduction by 2050.
Custom Window Designs are an approved contractor through the Ontario Green Fund, so if you’re considering new windows now is the time! Contact us or call 1-866-690-7990 if you want to take advantage of this rebate program. Or, to stay up-to-date, sign up for alerts from the Ontario Green Fund or contact them directly at GreenOn.ca or by telephone at 1-888-728-8444 for more information.