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Canada Greener Homes Grant

What Is the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

The Canada Greener Homes Grant through the government of Canada is a great incentive to install a new heat pump. Eligible households can earn up to $6,500 back for installing a high efficiency heat pump system.

Who is Eligible?

You may be eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant if these prerequisites apply to you

  • You’re a homeowner in Canada (Anywhere in the country)
  • You’re able to provide proof that your property is your primary residence  
  • You’re the only member of your household applying for the grant

What Property is Eligible?

Fortunately, many types of homes are eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. You may be eligible if you live in one of the places listed below. 

  • A single or semi-detached home 
  • A rowhouse 
  • A townhouse 
  • An all-seasons cottage 
  • A mobile home on a permanent foundation 
  • A permanently moored floating home 
  • A small multi-unit residential building (residential only)
  • A mixed-use building (residential only)

Unfortunately, new builds are not eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

What Retrofits are Eligible? 

You may be eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant if you intend to use one of these retrofits:

  • Home insulation (up to $5,000)
  • Air-sealing (Up to $1,000)
  • Window and door ENERGY STAR replacements (Up to $5,000)
  • Smart thermostat installation (Up to $50)
  • Energy-efficient heating installation (Up to $5,000)
  • Switching your home system to a renewable energy source like solar panels (Up to $5,000)
  • Resiliency measures to protect your home from environmental damages (must be combined with another retrofit) (Up to $2,625)

What are the Initiative Requirements? 

Throughout the process of the initiative, you must follow certain guidelines to continue the program. If you are able to complete these tasks, then you may be eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. You must:

  • Fill out a pre and post EnerGuide evaluation
  • Complete at least one (1) retrofit for your home that has been recommended by your energy guide; failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of your reimbursement 
  • Provide and keep all of your documents of this project until March 31, 2028
  • Purchase all products used for this initiative from Canadian Businesses and websites
  • Be the only person from your household who is participating in the grant
  • Demonstrate with proper documentation that the property is your primary place of residence

What Can I Be Reimbursed For? 

If you are able to complete the pre-requisites and the tasks throughout the initiative, you will be eligible for these reimbursements:

  • Up to $6,500 on ENERGY STAR® certified heat pumps. Ground source, air source and domestic hot water heat pumps qualify.
  • Up to $600 for your pre and post EnerGuide evaluations (participants are only eligible if they continue the EnerGuide evaluation through the whole Greener Homes Grant Process)

If you live in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions, and want more information on the Canada Greener Homes Grant, and how you could save up to $6,500 by making the switch to energy-efficient heating, contact Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists!

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