Up to $5,000 in Union Gas rebates for Improving Home Energy
January 30, 2018
Homeowners can now realize up to $5,000 in Union Gas rebates just by making improvements to home energy. For those who are planning renovations, upgrades, or retrofits, the Home Reno Rebate Program from Union Gas can turn a planned home energy improvement into reality.
No doubt, the best home renovation is one that can deliver value. With Union Gas, home energy upgrades are eligible for significant rebates to offset the project cost. Better still, from season to season, measurable utility savings will make a big difference on the budget over the long-term.
Union Gas rebates are available on a range of renovations
By improving energy efficiency, property owners are eligible for up to $5,000 in rebates. The fact is, a high-quality energy retrofit can reduce annual energy bills by 20%. More than that, a home that is energy efficient is more attractive on the real estate market to a prospective homebuyer.
Provincial rebates have never been better. Under the banner of the Home Reno Rebate Program, Union Gas rebates make it possible to offset renovations and upgrades that are focused on energy efficiency. Working with a Registered Energy Advisor, property owners can benefit substantially.
Heating system upgrades up to $1,000
Insulation retrofitting up to $1,750
New water heater lump sum $500
Windows and doors $80 per opening
New appliances up to $75 each
Heat pump up to $5,800
Central air unit lump sum $600
In terms of project work, at least two renovations must be undertaken, depending on the home’s heating source. As well, an accredited professional contractor must do a pre-reno assessment and a post-reno assessment. The rebate process is complete when all of the required paperwork is submitted directly to Union Gas. Rebate cheques are then forwarded to the property owner.
A Registered Energy Advisor must complete an assessment
To take full advantage of Union Gas rebates, a Registered Energy Advisor must complete a pre-reno and post-reno assessment. These advisors will provide homeowners with third party advice on improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
Registered Energy Advisors work with licensed service organizations accredited by NRCan. Every assessment adheres to guidelines that are part of Canada’s EnerGuide Rating System. By working with accredited companies, homeowners are assured of quality.
To comply with the Home Reno Rebate Program, property owners must ensure their eligibility; choose a Registered Energy Advisor; hire a reputable contractor; assemble invoices; and satisfy the required deadlines of the program.
Pre-qualifications when applying for Union Gas rebates
To ensure rebate eligibility and professional workmanship, there are various pre-qualifications with the Home Reno Rebate Program. Also, applicants must pay HST on both energy assessments.
- property owners must heat with oil, gas, or propane (furnace or boiler)
- also eligible are wood burning stoves (homes heated electrically are not)
- homes must be defined as detached; semi-detached; townhouse; mobile
There are also some geographic requirements with Union Gas rebates:
- must be a customer of Union Gas or reside in the franchise region
- must be a customer of Kitchener Utility or reside in Kitchener area
- must be a customer of Utilities Kingston or reside in Kingston area
- must be a Natural Resources Gas customer or live in franchise area
To qualify, applicants may live in the following counties or districts:
- Hastings – Tudor - Cashel
- Parry Sound
- Rainy River
- Thunder Bay
- Frontenac – Bedford - Portland
- Loughborough - Storrington
Union Gas Rebates and Great Northern Insulation
There’s never been a better time in Ontario to improve home energy and benefit from rebates. Great Northern Insulation in an accredited contractor throughout southern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area providing a wide range of energy upgrades and retrofits, all of which contribute to utility savings.
- retrofitting or replacing a home’s attic insulation
- boosting insulation R-Values throughout a home
- comprehensive air sealing/weatherizing a home
- installing and/or improving basement insulation
- upgrading or retrofitting exterior walls insulation
From air sealing, to weatherizing, to home insulation, the technical team at Great Northern Insulation will ensure maximized energy efficiency throughout the home. With respect to Union Gas rebates, GNI will recommend the best product options and the most effective installations.
Great Northern Insulation does everything according to the building code, and in line with the manufacturer’s product specifications. To find out more, contact GNI directly at 1-800-265-1914 or fill out a contact form for more information.