BIG NEWS #1: The Union Gas Home Reno Rebate program has been expanded in scope and is now available to Utilities Kingston customers in Central Kingston! Best of all, the rebate amounts have increased -- in some cases, they have doubled!
In April, Union Gas began offering its Home Reno Rebate program in Eastern Ontario. The program enabled Union Gas customers who are considering renovating or upgrading their home to get up to $2500 in rebates on the price of insulation (exterior, basement or attic) and/or a new high-efficiency furnace/ boiler or new windows. To qualify for the rebate, you had to be a current Union Gas customer, live in a detached or semi-detached home or townhouse,and heat your home using a natural gas furnace or boiler.
As of July 29, the requirement to be a Union Gas customer has been dropped, and the maximum rebate amount is $5000! In addition, the program is open to anyone whose primary heat source is natural gas, oil or propane! (Customers whose primary heat source is electrical are not eligible.)
Then as now, the program helps homeowners reduce the cost of renovations, save money on future energy bills, and reduces their carbon footprint. That's a win-win-win!
Where does Red Squirrel fit into all this? Well, part of the rebate process involves getting an energy audit by a Certified Energy Advisor (CEA) -- like the ones employed by Red Squirrel. In fact, the first step in the process is to call us and book an audit. Our CEA will come to your place, do the audit, and describe the details of the program and which energy-efficiency measures will give you the best bang for your buck. You then have 120 days to install at least two of the eligible upgrades. Once they're done, call Red Squirrel to book a post-reno audit. The difference in results between the first and second audits determines the size of your rebate from Union Gas, which you'll receive within 60 days.
If you're planning to make energy-efficient upgrades to your home, give us a call at 613-547-8122! And if you know of anyone who's planning on upgrading, tell them about the program -- and about Red Squirrel! (We won't mind. Promise.)
To book a Red Squirrel home inspection, click here.