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Union Gas Home Reno Rebate Program

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Home Reno Rebate - Get up to $5,000 back

Planning renovations or upgrades to your home in the near future? The Home Reno Rebate Program is now enhanced with the Green Investment Fund from the Ontario Government, which means higher rebates for you! Outfit your home with the right renovations to make it more energy efficient, and you could be eligible for up to $5,000 in rebates from Union Gas!

How can energy-efficient upgrades help you save?

There are 3 simple ways that outfitting your home with energy saving upgrades can help you save:

  1. Save money now
    Improve the energy efficiency of your home and get up to $5,000 of your renovation costs back.
  2. Save money later
    Increased energy efficiency will decrease your energy bill by up to 20% every year.
  3. Increase the value of your home
    An energy-efficient home is more attractive to future buyers.

How can I get started?

Looking to make the most of the available savings? Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Call Ridge Energy Consultants Inc 1-888-236-5116 before starting your renovations.
  2. Complete your pre-renovation energy assessment.
  3. Review your assessment and renovation options with your energy advisor.
  4. Complete at least two of the eligible renovations with a reputable contractor*.
  5. Call Ridge Energy Consultants Inc 1-888-236-5116 to complete your post-renovation assessment.

Your advisor will collect and submit all the necessary paperwork to Union Gas. You will get your rebate cheque within 90-120 business days of submission.

*We recommend that you get quotes from at least three reputable contractors.

How to qualify:

Does your next project qualify for a Home Reno Rebate from Union Gas? Find out here.

You need to:

  • Heat your home with an oil, natural gas, or propane boiler/furnace OR wood stove (electric heated homes not included)
  • Own a detached, semi-detached, row town house, or mobile home.
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Union Gas customer or reside in Union Gas franchise area
    • Kitchener Utility customer or reside in Kitchener
    • Utilities Kingston customer or reside in Kingston
    • Natural Resources Gas customer or reside in Natural Resources Gas franchise area

And you must:

  • Do an energy assessment both before and after your renovation.
  • Complete at least two eligible renovations.

Contact your energy adviser to make sure you meet the qualification requirements.
Maximum $5,000 rebate includes up to $500 for both energy assessments. You pay the HST on the cost of the assessments.

What are the eligible Insulation/Sealing Rebates?

Basement Insulation 1, 2, 3

$1,250  For adding at least R23 to 100% of basement
 $750  For adding at least R12 to 100% of basement
 $1,000  For adding at least R23 to 100% of crawl space wall
 $500  For adding at least R10 to 100% of crawl space wall
 $500  For adding at least R24 to 100% of floor above crawl space

Exterior Wall Insulation 1

$1,750 Add at least R9 for 100% of building to achieve a minimum of R12.
$1,250  Add at least R3.8 for 100% of building to achieve a minimum of R12.

Attic Insulation 4

$500 For increasing attic insulation to at least R50 from R12 or less.
$250  For increasing attic insulation to at least R50 from R13 to R25.
$500  For increasing cathedral/flat roof insulation by at least R14.

Air Sealing

$150 Achieve 10% or more above base target
$100  Achieve base target

Customers who complete more than two measures also qualify for a $250 rebate for each additional measure installed- up to a maximum of $5,000 rebate!

(1) The rebate is prorated based on the percentage of wall area insulated and does not include walls between individual units. For a semi-detached, rebates are 75 percent of the amounts shown.
(2) When both a basement and crawl space are present, all applicable grants are pro-rated to a maximum of $1,250 based on the total wall area.
(3) Can qualify for either crawl space wall or floor above crawl space rebate.
(4) 100% ceiling coverage required upon completion. When the roof consists of more than one type (i.e., attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof), rebates are pro-rated based on the ceiling area and roof type. The rebate for any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof cannot exceed $500.

Are there any eligible ENERGY STAR® Rebates?

Yes. Renovations and upgrades that make your home more energy-efficient are:

Furnace/Boiler

$1,000 For replacing a

  • 94% or less AFUE natural gas, propane, or oil furnace, or;
  • 89% or less AFUE natural gas, propane, or oil boiler, or;

With a

  • 95% or higher AFUE condensing natural gas, propane, or oil furnace
  • 90% or higher AFUE condensing natural gas, propane, or oil boiler

Note: The combi system qualifies as a boiler and is eligible for the rebate 3

Wood Burning System

$375 For replacing a wood-burning system or appliance with one of the following:

  • An indoor wood-burning appliance certified to either CAN/CSA-B415.1-M92 or the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 CFR Part 60 wood-burning appliance standard. Appliances exempt from EPA testing are not eligible unless they are B415.1-M92 certified.
  • An indoor pellet-burning appliance (includes stoves, furnaces and boilers that burn wood, corn, grain or cherry pits).
  • An indoor masonry heater.

Or

For replacing a solid fuel-fired outdoor boiler with an outdoor wood-burning appliance certified to either CAN/CSA-B415.1 or United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Outdoor Wood-fired Hydronic Heater (OWHH Method 28) Program (Phase 1 and 2). The capacity of the new equipment must be equal to or smaller than the capacity of the boiler being replaced.

Water Heater 1

$500
  • For replacing your water heater with 0.80 EF or higher tanked natural gas or propane water heater or;
  • For replacing your water heater with 0.82 EF or higher tankless natural gas or propane water heater

Note: The combo system qualifies as a water heater and is eligible for the rebate 4. Electric water heaters do not qualify for the rebate.

Window/Door/Skylight 2

$80 For each window, door or skylight replaced with ENERGY STAR-qualified model.

Customers who complete more than two measures also qualify for a $250 rebate for each additional measure installed- up to a maximum of $5,000 rebate!

(1) Maximum one water heater rebate per home.
(2) $80 rebate per rough opening. Bay window considered one rough opening.
(3,4) A combi or combo system CANNOT qualify for both the space heating boiler rebate and the domestic hot water rebate; it counts as one measure

How can I get a Smart Thermostat rebate?

Only customers participating in the Home Reno Rebate program are eligible for a $100 rebate towards the purchase of a Smart Thermostat once they have completed their post renovation assessment.

How to Apply:

  • To apply for rebate customers must mail completed coupon, receipt of purchase and UPC code to:
    • Union Gas limited, Smart Thermostat Campaign, 50 Keil Drive N., PO Box 2001, Chatham, ON N7M 5M1

Who qualifies for the rebate:

  • This offer is only valid for Home Reno Rebate participants who have completed their post-renovation energy assessment. One rebate per address.
  • This offer is available to Union Gas customers and Non-Union Gas customers residing within the Union Gas program area

Eligible Smart Thermostats:

  • Nest – 2nd or 3rd generation
  • Honeywell – Lyric Round Wi-Fi
  • Ecobee – ecobee3

Terms and conditions:

  • All requested information must be submitted for a customer to receive the $100 rebate
  • Smart Thermostats must be purchased after the pre-renovations assessment and application submitted to Union Gas within 60 days from the date of post-renovation assessment. Program start date is July 29, 2016.
  • Smart thermostats will not be considered one of the eligible energy efficiency upgrades to qualify for the HRR offering, and will not contribute towards eligibility for the bonus rebate offer
  • Please allow up to 120 days to receive your credit on your Union Gas bill. Non-Union Gas customers will receive a cheque via mail.
  • This rebate is contingent on the availability of budget funding; Union Gas reserves the right to discontinue this initiative at any time.
  • By taking part in this program, your central heating system may use less natural gas and produce fewer emissions. You agree Union Gas may record and claim ownership on any resulting emission reductions you have along with those of other participating customers.
  • Union Gas is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail

 

Limited time offer. Maximum of 120 days between the first and second assessment allowed. Program expires Dec. 31, 2017. Rebates available on first come, first served basis. Rebate payment subject to availability of funds. Union Gas reserves the right to revise program without advance notice including rebate amounts and eligibility. Homeowner responsible for ensuring rebate eligibility, choosing eligible certified energy advisors, keeping invoices and meeting criteria and deadlines.