What is the Greener Homes Grant?
The federal government announced the Canada Greener Homes Grant where homeowners can now get up to $5000 in grants for making their homes more energy efficient! This is on top of all provincial rebates currently available!
Upgrades such as:
- Ductless mini-split heat pumps
- Ducted air source & Geothermal heat pumps
- Attic, exterior wall & basement insulation
- Air sealing, thermostats and more!
Who is eligible for the Greener Homes Grant?
Homeowners who live in a new home older than 6 months are eligible for up to $600 for the cost of pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations. The pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations aims to highlight inefficiencies in your home, and things that can be done to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Check your eligibility here.
Once your EnerGuide pre-retrofit evaluation is completed, you will receive a report about which retrofit options will be effective at improving the efficiency of your home. Then you can begin retrofitting your home, using at least one of the recommended retrofits according to the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation. Upon completion of the retrofits to the standards and restrictions highlighted on the government website, you will then schedule your post-retrofit evaluation, which will record the improvements in emissions, which can determine how much money you can be reimbursed for on your retrofits.
If any of the below apply, you are NOT ELIGIBLE for this grant:
- I am a landlord and rent my property
- I am a renter
- I already started or completed my retrofits without first receiving an EnerGuide home evaluation
- My home was built less than 6 months ago (but you can apply once your home is at least 6 months old)
- I haven’t moved into the home yet because we are renovating it, before making it my primary residence
How do I apply for the Greener Homes Grant?
2. Get a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
Ready Refrigeration can help point you in the right direction for the EnerGuide evaluation.
3. Plan your retrofits and get quotes from contractors
Ready Refrigeration can help quote and install your heat pump! Fill out the form above to get started.
4. Submit an application to the loan
After we install your heat pump, you can get signed off for the loan.
Need help applying? Have questions about the program or if you are eligible? Click to fill out the form at the top of the page and we will be in contact with you.
What does the Canada Greener Homes Grant cover?
What is available through the initiative?
Grants from $125 to $5,000
To get a part of your costs back for eligible home retrofits.
Up to $600
As a maximum contribution towards the total costs of your pre and post retrofit EnerGuide home evaluations.
From $5,000 to $40,000
Interest-free loans with a repayment term of 10 years to help you undertake major home retrofits.
Homeowners MUST obtain an EnerGuide Home Energy Assessment PRIOR to performing upgrades to qualify.
IMPORTANT: Please be aware that to be eligible to participate in this program, the homeowner must register and book a “pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation”. This evaluation is required before you undertake your retrofits and must be performed by an NRCan registered energy advisor.
Ready Refrigeration will work with its customers to extrapolate the program guidelines to determine whether our products and/or services meet the eligibility criteria. However, it is ultimately, the customer’s responsibility to confirm eligibility to the program. In no event shall Ready Refrigeration, its officers, affiliates, agents or employees be liable to a customer for any completed work that may not qualify. The foregoing limitation shall apply even if Ready Refrigeration has been advised or should have known of the possibility of a customer not qualifying. No representations or warranties are made concerning the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of any information contained in any federal or provincial government web site link. This applies to all federal and provincial programs available.