The Home Reno Rebate program is a great opportunity for homeowners to become more efficient and upgrade to a new woodstove or pellet stove (or insert) thanks to Enbridge, Union Gas and the government of Ontario. The following information is a guide specifically targeted to consumers who want to inform themselves, particularly in the wood-burning appliance upgrade. The information was sourced from the Union Gas/Enbridge websites, customer service agents and in field certified energy advisors. For more information, you can always visit uniongas.com or Enbridge .
Note: This is applicable in the Province of Ontario only. This blog has been posted a resource for you, the consumer or hearth expert. Forge Distribution Inc is not responsible for program changes. Please follow the steps and speak with the Energy Advisors before making any commitment based on this website.
Follow these steps to correctly qualify for the program. Do not deviate!
- Call a participating certified energy advisor before starting your renovations. (Contact info below)
- Complete your pre-renovation energy assessment.
- Review your assessment and renovation options with your energy advisor.
- Complete at least two of the eligible renovations with a reputable contractor. (1 of which is for your wood-burning appliance).
- Call your advisor to complete your post-renovation assessment.
Your advisor will collect and submit all the necessary paperwork to Union Gas or Enbridge. You will get your rebate cheque within 90 – 120 business days of submission. Maximum $5,000 rebate includes up to $500 for both energy assessments. You pay the HST on the cost of the assessments.
How do you know if you Qualify? You must:
- Heat your home with an oil, natural gas, or propane boiler/furnace OR wood stove (electrically heated homes not included)
- Own a detached, semi-detached, row townhouse, or mobile home.
- Meet one of the following requirements:
- Union Gas customer or reside in Union Gas franchise area
- Enbridge Gas customer
- 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
An indoor wood-burning appliance certified to either CAN/CSA-B415.1 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.What Wood-Burning System applies for credit and how much could you get?
- An indoor pellet-burning appliance (includes stoves, furnaces and boilers that burn wood, corn, grain or cherry pits).
- An indoor masonry heater.
For Union Gas Customers: You would receive $750 for an eligible wood-burning appliance. (Depending on your second measure, it could be more up to a max of $5000,00)
For Enbridge Customers: You would receive $1450 maximum for both measures no matter your choices.
Where can i find the best source for the most up-to-date information?
The Certified Energy Advisors will have the most up-to-date information regarding these programs. Both Enbridge and Union Gas are constantly refining the program.
Keep in mind the program will end December 31st, 2017!