If you’re a homeowner in Ontario, Canada, you may be eligible for 2023 energy rebates for upgrading your windows, doors, or siding. These rebates are available to help offset the cost of upgrading to more energy-efficient options, which can save you money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
Which Energy Rebates or Grants Are Available Now in 2023?
The current energy rebates (started in 2022) are run through Enbridge Gas in association with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). You do not need to be an Enbridge Gas customer, although you will receive a higher maximum entitlement if you are.
These are the available rebates and grants:
- Home Efficiency Rebate (HER)
If you enrolled before Jan 1st, you can complete the program under the 2022 program. If this is a new application, the cutoff date for the 2022 program is May 1st, 2023.
After May 1st, you will be eligible for the new Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) program.
This program and its iterations will continue until 2027.
- Canada Greener Homes Grant (CGHG)
There is no cutoff date for this grant.
What Are Energy Credits for Windows and Doors?
Energy credits are incentives offered by the Canadian government to encourage homeowners to make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes.
- These rebates are designed to offset the cost of upgrading to more energy-efficient options, such as new windows and doors, which can help to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
- The government of Ontario offers a variety of energy rebates for homeowners who upgrade their homes with energy-efficient options.
- For Energy Star(™) most efficient windows and doors, homeowners can receive a rebate of up to $325 per window and up to $175 per door, with a maximum of $10,600 per household.
Who is Eligible for Energy Credits for Windows and Doors in Ontario?
To be eligible for energy credits for windows and doors in Ontario, you must be a homeowner. Landlords can apply for rebates under specific circumstances.
- The windows and doors you are upgrading must also meet specific energy efficiency standards set by the government. (95% of all new windows and doors meet the requirements.)
- For windows, the minimum energy efficiency rating is 34, which is measured by the Energy Star rating system. For doors, the minimum energy efficiency rating is U-factor 1.22/ER 34 for doors.
Are There Restrictions?
- If you have previously started the HER application, and as long as you haven’t completed your post-retrofit assessment before Jan 1st, 2023, you may be eligible for further rebates through the HER+.
- You cannot apply for the same rebate twice.
- If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible for energy credits, go to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to Claim Energy Rebates for Windows and Doors in Ontario
To claim energy rebates for windows and doors in Ontario, you’ll need to fill out the appropriate paperwork and provide documentation of your upgrades.
- First, you’ll need to speak with a Registered Energy Advisor. We at Forest City Window &Door recommend that you call Amerispec, a trusted London and area Energy Advisory company. Click here for Amerispec locations.
- Please fill out the pre-screening questionnaire here to add your information about your home and to be set up with a Registered Energy Advisor in your area.
- You’ll need to have a purchase receipt to fill out a Receipt and Proof of Purchase Form, which provides details about the windows and doors you purchased.
- In addition to these forms, you’ll also need to provide a copy of the invoice or receipt for your upgrades, as well as any documentation of the energy efficiency ratings for your new windows and doors.
Once you’ve completed the paperwork and gathered your documentation, you can submit your claim to the government of Ontario. You should receive your energy rebate within 90 days of submitting your claim, although processing times may vary.
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Why Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors?
There are many reasons to upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors in your home. For one, these upgrades can help to lower your energy bills by reducing your home’s energy consumption.
- Energy-efficient windows and doors are designed to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, which can help to reduce your reliance on heating and cooling systems.
- In addition to saving you money on your energy bills, upgrading to energy-efficient windows and doors can also help to reduce your carbon footprint. Homes are responsible for a significant portion of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, and upgrading to more energy-efficient options is one way to help reduce these emissions.
- Overall, energy credits for windows and doors in Ontario can be a great incentive for homeowners to upgrade to more energy-efficient options. These upgrades can save you money on your energy bills, reduce your carbon footprint, and make your home more comfortable and sustainable.
- If you’re considering upgrading your windows and doors in 2023, be sure to explore your options for energy credits and speak with a qualified contractor or energy advisor for more information.