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Home Reno Rebate - Get $5,000 Back

Planning renovations or upgrades to your home in the near future? With the Home Reno Rebate from Union Gas, in partnership with the Government of Ontario and Save on Energy, you could be eligible for up to $5,000 in renovation rebates plus additional electric appliance rebates.

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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 plus additional electric appliance rebates.
  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 a participating certified energy advisor 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 your advisor 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 business days of submission. The rebate includes up to $600 for both energy assessments.  However, any pre-renovation energy assessment completed prior to May 29, 2017 is only eligible for $500 for both energy assessments (instead of $600). You pay the HST on the cost of the assessments. 

*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, wood stove, or electricity.
  • Own a detached, semi-detached, row town house, or mobile home.
  • Reside in the Union Gas program area. Please use the postal code lookup tool above to see if you are eligible.

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.
$5,000 rebate includes up to $600 for both energy assessments. You can also receive additional electric appliance rebates. Any pre-renovation energy assessment completed prior to May 29, 2017 is only eligible for $500 for both energy assessments (instead of $600). You pay the HST on the cost of the assessments. 

What are the eligible Insulation, Sealing, and Window Rebates?

Basement Insulation 1, 2, 3

Basement Insulation Rebate/Requirement
Rebate Amount Requirement
$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

Exterior Wall Insulation Rebate/Requirements
Rebate Amount Requirement
$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

Attic Insulation
Rebate Amount Requirement
$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

Air Sealing Rebate/Requirement
 Rebate Amount  Requirement
$150
Achieve 10% or more above base target
$100  Achieve base target

 

Window/Door/Skylight 5

$80 For each window, door or skylight replaced with ENERGY STAR Zone 2 or 3 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) 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) Insulate a minimum of 20% of the total ceiling area. When the roof consists of more than one type and/or sections (i.e., any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof), rebates are pro-rated based on the total ceiling area percentages upgraded. The rebate for any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof cannot exceed $500.
(5)$80 rebate per rough opening. Bay window considered one rough opening.

Are there any eligible Heating System, Cooling System, and Water Heater Rebates?

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

Furnace/Boiler 1 

Furnace/Boiler Replacement Rebate
Amount Requirements
$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

Your home's primary heating source must be natural gas, propane, oil furnace/boiler, or wood stove. Homes converting from one fuel source to another can participate in program. However, converting from/to electrically heated homes is not eligible.  

 $250

Gas Furnace with Electrically Commutated Motor (ECM)

Note: This is an additional rebate and is not limited by the $5,000 maximum; it is available for all homes regardless of the heating source. This rebate is only eligible with a new gas furnace upgrade. 



Wood Burning System

Wood Burning System Replacement Rebate
Amount Requirements
$750

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 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.

Note: Your home's primary heating source needs to be a wood burning system to qualify.



Water Heater 2

Water Heater Replacement Rebate
Amount Requirements
$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

Switching to/from electric water heater does not qualify for the rebate. Water heater rebates are not available for electrically heated homes. 

 

Electric Air Source Heat Pump-  Electrically Heated Homes Only 6

$1000 Ductless ASHP - Single Head, Electric Baseboard, No A/C
$1000 Ductless ASHP - Single Head, Electric Baseboard, with A/C
$1,000 per exterior unit and the first one interior unit+$250 for each one additional interior unit attached to the same exterior unit up to a maximum of $3,000 Ductless ASHP - Multiple Head, Electric Baseboard, no A/C
$1,000 per exterior unit and the first one interior unit +$250 for each one additional interior unit attached to the same exterior unit up to a maximum of $3,000 Ductless ASHP - Multiple Head, Electric Baseboard, with A/C
$1500 Ductless ASHP- Cold Climate Single Head
$1,500 for one exterior unit and the first interior unit + $400 for each one additional interior unit attached to the same exterior unit up to a maximum of $4,000. Ductless ASHP- Cold Climate Multiple Head
$1250 Ducted ASHP, Central Furnace, No A/C
$1250 Ducted ASHP, Central Furnace, with A/C
$4000 Ducted ASHP- Cold Climate, Central Furnace, No A/C
$4000 Ducted ASHP- Cold Climate, Central Furnace, with A/C

 

ALL electrically heated homes installing ASHP MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Serves as a primary heat source
  • ENERGY STAR certified and minimum efficiency rating of EER 12.5/SEER 15/HSPF 8.5

CC ASHP – Ductless:

    • Must meet NEEP’s Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Specification (NEEP, 2017 or more recent) and; 
    • Have a COP at -15°C(5°F) greater than 2.0 at a max capacity operation and;
    • Maintain a max capacity at -15°C (5°F) that is greater than or equal to 55% of maximum capacity at 8.3°C (47°F)

CC ASHP Ducted:

    • Must meet NEEP’s Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Specification (NEEP, 2017 or more recent) 

 

Additional Rebates

These measures do not qualify as the two renovations required to participate in the program or the bonus rebate. They are additional rebates not limited by the $5,000 maximum. 

Electric Air Source Heat Pump- All Except Electrically Heated Homes 5

$500

Air Source Heat Pump must be:

  • ENERGY STAR certified, and
  • Minimum efficiency rating of EER 12.5/SEER 15/HSPF 8.5
    

Cooling

$400              

ENERGY STAR® qualified central air conditioning system SEER 15 and EER 12.5

Note: This is an additional rebate and is not limited by the $5,000 maximum. This rebate is available for all homes regardless of heating source. 

                            

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 eligible heating system rebate per meter (with the exception of installing ASHP for non-electrically heated homes).   
(2) Maximum one water heater rebate per home. 
(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. However, replacing a combi or combo system with a space heating boiler and domestic water heater counts as two measures and qualifies for both rebates.
(5) Maximum one ASHP rebate per home. Must be a secondary heating system; households converting to electric are not eligible for the rebate. ASHP does not count as a measure. Rebate does not count towards the $5,000 maximum. Rebate can be combined with another heating equipment. 

(6) Rebate counts towards the $5,000 maximum. AHSP counts as a measure. Can't be combined with another heating equipment upgrade. 

Are there any appliance rebates?

Appliances

$75 Energy Star Refrigerator
$75
Energy Star Freezer
$30
Energy Star Dehumidifier
$25
Energy Star Window AC
$75
Energy Star Clothes Washer

Appliance rebates are available for all homes regardless of heating source.  Please note that in order to qualify for appliance rebates:

  • Appliances must be 15 years or older
  • Must replace existing appliance (buying a new appliance without retiring an existing one doesn't qualify)
  • Old appliance must be removed from the house

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
  • Ecobee Lite
  • Carrier Cor Housewise 
  • Bryant Housewise
  • Lennox- iComfort s30
  • Lennox-iComfort e30
  • Trane XL824  - Smart Control
  • Trane XL850 – Comfortlink 2
  • Trane XL1050

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

Who are the participating Service Organizations by District/Certified Energy Advisors?

Participating Service Organizations/Certified Energy Advisors

Consumer Caution: Homeowners should be aware of deceptive door-to-door sales tactics and telemarketers that claim to have Union Gas backing. Union Gas never performs or authorizes others to perform unsolicited inspections on home equipment, such as furnaces and water heaters, and never does telemarketing of products and services. Energy assessments for the Home Reno Rebate program are performed by licensed service organizations only at the request of homeowners. If you face unsolicited intrusive sales practices, you have the legal right to refuse entry and ask the marketer to leave your property.


District Service Organizations Phone
London Region Amerispec of Canada 519-672-5678
Ridge Energy Consultants 1-888-236-5116
BuyWise Consulting 519-914-5472
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 1-855-449-2387
EnerCare Home Services 1-866-627-6483
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
GCC-REEP Green Solutions 519-744-9799
Barrier Sciences Group 1-866-333-3920
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
Waterloo Region Canada Energy Audit 1-888-298-9458
Buywise Consulting 226-476-4480
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
Ridge Energy Consultants 1-888-236-5116
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
GCC-REEP Green Solutions 519-744-9799
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 1-855-449-2387
Amerispec of Canada 519-585-2224
EnerCare Home Services 1-866-627-6483
Barrier Sciences Group 1-866-333-3920
Waterloo North Region BuyWise Consulting 226-476-4480
Amerispec of Canada 705-722-5876
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
Canada Energy Audit 1-888-298-9458
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
Ridge Energy Consultants 1-888-236-5116
GCC-Environment Network 1-866-377-0551
Windsor Region (including Chatham & Sarnia) Amerispec of Canada 1-888-738-7620
BuyWise Consulting 519-916-4510
Ridge Energy Consultants 1-888-236-5116
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 519-973-3203
Barrier Sciences Group  1-866-333-3920 
Hamilton Region Ridge Energy Consultants 1-888-236-5116
Amerispec of Canada 905-902-1122
Canada Energy Audit 1-888-298-9458
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 1-855-449-2387
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
EnerCare Home Services 1-866-627-6483
GCC-REEP Green Solutions 519-744-9799
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
GCC-Green Venture 905-540-8787
Barrier Sciences Group 1-866-333-3920
BuyWise Consulting  289-426-5039 
 Halton Region Ridge Energy Consultants 1-888-236-5116
Canada Energy Audit 1-888-298-9458
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 1-855-449-2387
Amerispec of Canada 905-335-9178
BuyWise Consulting 289-426-5039
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
EnerCare Home Services 1-866-627-6483
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
GCC-REEP Green Solutions 519-744-9799
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
Barrier Sciences Group  1-866-333-3920 
 Cobourg Amerispec of Canada 1-888-881-8896
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 905-349-2387
Enercare Home Services 1-866-627-6483
GCC-GreenUp 1-888-745-3238
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
Barrier Sciences Group  1-866-333-3920 
 Belleville Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 613-962-3226
Amerispec of Canada 1-888-881-8896
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
Enercare Home Services 1-866-627-6483
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
GCC-GreenUp 1-888-745-3238
Barrier Sciences Group   1-866-333-3920 
GCC-Red Squirrel Conservation Services  1-866-547-8122 
 Kingston Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 1-855-449-2387
Amerispec of Canada 1-888-881-8896
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
EnerCare Home Services 1-866-627-6483
GCC-Red Squirrel Conservation Services 613-547-8122
Barrier Sciences Group 1-866-333-3920
 Cornwall Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 1-855-449-2387
Amerispec of Canada 1-888-881-8896
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
Ridge Energy Consultants 1-888-236-5116
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
EnerCare Home Services 1-866-627-6483
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
 Orillia Amerispec of Canada 705-722-5876
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 1-855-449-2387
The Energuy 1-888-442-9577
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
Ridge Energy Consultants 1-888-236-5116
EnerTest Corporation 705-327-1504
EnerCare Home Services 1-866-627-6483
GCC-Environment Network 1-866-377-0551
Barrier Sciences Group  1-866-333-3920 
Huntsville Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
Amerispec of Canada 705-722-5876
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 705-788-0904
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
GCC-Environment Network 1-866-377-0551
Barrier Sciences Group  1-866-333-3920 
 North Bay EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 705-788-0904
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
Amerispec of Canada 1-888-516-6337
GCC-Baerg's Home Performance Solutions 705-648-0296
 Sudbury Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
Amerispec of Canada 1-888-516-6337
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors 1-855-449-2387
GCC-Baerg's Home Performance Solutions 705-648-0296
EnerTest Corporation 1-877-327-1504
 Sault Ste. Marie Buywise Consulting 705-998-2563
EnerQuality 1-844-447-0077
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
Amerispec of Canada 1-888-516-6337
Eco Advantage Energy Advisors   1-855-449-2387 
Timmins* Amerispec of Canada 1-888-516-6337
GCC-Baerg's Home Performance Solutions 705-648-0296
Envirocentre 1-877-580-2582
Thunder Bay Amerispec of Canada 1-888-516-6337
GCC-EcoSuperior 807-624-2140
Dryden* GCC-EcoSuperior 1-844-222-3840
Kenora* GCC-EcoSuperior 1-844-222-3840
Algoma District, Brant County, Bruce County, Cochrane District, Hastings County (Tudor and Cashel), Kenora District, Manitoulin District, Muskoka District Municipality, Nipissing District, Parry Sound District, Rainy River District, areas surrounding Sudbury, areas surrounding Thunder Bay, Timiskaming  District, Frontenac County (Bedford, Portland, Loughborough, South Frontenac) *

Union Gas 1-888-774-3111

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.