The provincial government is turning up the heat on incentives to turn down emissions with their new Home Improvement Rebates program, taking effect today.
Homeowners can now apply to receive money back for installations of eligible home improvement products. These rebates will make energy efficient products more affordable for homeowners and lower their power bills after installation.
Energy Efficiency Alberta, a new Government of Alberta agency, created the Home Improvement Rebates program to promote efficient energy consumption and reduce Alberta’s carbon footprint. The program is designed to support homeowners with the installation of energy-efficient appliances and products to reduce household emissions.
Rebates of up to $3,500 will be granted for eligible products including insulation, water heaters (ENERGY STAR® certified) and triple glaze (low-e, argon) windows.
To receive a rebate for the installation of an eligible home improvement product, homeowners must select an Alberta-based registered contractor from the list provided at efficiencyalberta.ca. The contractor will then guide homeowners through the application process and rebates will be sent directly to homeowners after the completion of each project.
Rebate program types:
The Home Improvement Rebate is just one of three rebate types offered by Energy Efficiency Alberta. Below are the different rebates available to Alberta’s homeowners through the Residential Retail Products Program:
- Home Improvement Rebates: Rebates for home improvements will be granted to homeowners who buy eligible products installed by a certified Alberta-based contractor.
- Online rebates: Homeowners who buy qualifying refrigerators, smart thermostats and clothes washers can apply for rebates online.
- Instant rebates: Homeowners can receive instant rebates when purchasing eligible home efficiency products at participating retail locations in Alberta. Eligible products include LED lights, programmable thermostats, water-saving devices, smart power bars, and heavy-duty timers. This campaign runs from April 28 until June 11.
Visit efficiencyalberta.ca for more information on Energy Efficiency Alberta and the Home Improvement Rebate program.