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Enridge HER Rebates Start Now

Enbridge HER Rebates Start Now

2024 Enbridge HER Updates

The popular Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate (HER) is back starting Monday July 15th, 2024.  Please don’t be nervous if you don’t see supporting information on Enbridge’s website until about Wednesday July 17th.

Here’s what we know now:

The program will continue with the Greener Homes Initiative, focusing on decarbonization by incentivizing the installation and use of home heating and cooling equipment with no carbon footprint and improvements to the building envelope, such as insulation, windows and doors, that help increase the home’s efficiency and decrease the need to heat or cool.

As the last iteration of the program, which ended earlier this year, was so popular, Enbridge will be closely monitoring participation this round to ensure that it can meet its objectives without overrunning the budget. Accordingly, it’s important that you move quickly to secure one of the available spots before they disappear again!

There are many ways to participate, and you need to meet at least two or more of the following measures to qualify for the grant.

Rebate Amounts:

Rebate
Ground Source Heat Pump Full System Up to $3000
Ground Source Heat Pump Pump Replacement Up to $1500
Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Up to $2000
Air Source Heat Pump Up to $1000
Heat Pump Water Heater $500
Windows and Doors, Attic and Crawlspace Insulation and more Various
  • The maximum allowance per home is $5,000 for all measures taken.
  • Up to $600 is available as a rebate towards the costs of an energy assessment, which is still required for validation purposes.
  • The rebates mentioned above only apply to equipment on the approved list, as maintained by Natural Resources Canada.

A few other program changes we know about:

  • The program no longer requires the whole home to be heated/cooled.
  • Note that this does not change the requirements for the Greener Homes Loan, so if you want to use the loan and get the rebate, you do need to heat/cool the entire home (i.e. a ductless head needed in basements at or above 6 feet fall).
  • The new program will not allow multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) such as a basement apartment.

Still have questions?

Give your local ClimateCare expect a call

Updated: July 2024

 


 

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The Canada Greener Homes Grant has now ended.

What’s Next? We highlight some options below, or you can learn more about the 2024 Rebate Programs available to homeowners in Ontario.

Updated: March 2024 

 


 

In our blog on January 18th, we shared that you had until February 29th 2024 to secure your initial audit to qualify into the Greener Homes Grant program, which in Ontario, was being delivered through Enbridge as part of their Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) umbrella program.

As of yesterday, February 5th, we have learned that the Greener Homes Grant program is on pause, and no new participants will be considered for participation; the February 29th window was shortened. This news is also reflected in the official release from Natural Resources Canada who fund the program, and on the Enbridge HER+ program page.

WHAT’S NEXT?

According to the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, the next phase of the program is being readied. No dates have been announced about when the details of the updated program will be released, but it seems reasonable to speculate that the program’s future is strongly tied to its funding model and will therefore only be announced after the federal budget has been presented, challenged and accepted – possibly as late as March or April.

WHAT CAN I DO NOW?

If you’re considering using a heat pump as a source of heating and cooling for your home, whether as a standalone system or part of a hybrid system backed up by a natural gas or propane-burning furnace, you can still move forward with your plans, and leverage a $5,000 to $40,000 interest-free Canada Greener Homes loan, so long as the equipment qualifies under the guidelines setup for the now paused grant program and a pre- and post-audits are done by a certified energy auditor.

If you’re unsure which equipment qualifies or would like help with setting up an energy audit, you should consult a Comfort Advisor at Advantage Airtech ClimateCare as your next step. We’re here to help you, every step of the way.

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