Grant/Rebate Opportunities

Federal retrofit program
Natural Resources Canada website

Domestic Hot Water SystemSingle Family Home
Install a solar domestic hot water system that meets
CAN/CSA Standards.
Replace your domestic hot water heater with an
instantaneous gas water heater that has an energy
factor (EF) of 0.80 or better.
(*per equipment installed)
Replace your domestic hot water heater with a
condensing water heater that has an EF of 0.80 or
better. (*per equipment installed)
Install a drain-water heat recovery (DWHR) system.
Grants are based on the length of the pipe installed.
• three quarter (3/4) metre to one (1) metre
(* per unit installed)
• over one (1) metre (* per unit installed)*$100
The grant level for DWHR technology relative to the savings and other technologies is
currently under review and could be adjusted in the near future. If adjusted upward,
grants would be retroactively adjusted.
Basement Insulation
A minimum of 20 percent of the basement’s
total wall surface must be insulated to qualify.
The grant is based on the percentage of
surface area insulated.
Minimum Additional Insulation
 R-10 to R-+R-23
Minimum Additional InsulationSingle
Family Home
Seal all of your basement header area and increase
all of its insulation value by a minimum of RSI 3.5
Crawl Space Insulation
 Minimum Additional Insulation
 R-10 to R- 23+R-23
100 percent of the crawl space’s total wall surface
must be insulated to qualify, or
Insulate 100 percent of the floor above the crawl
space to increase its insulation value by a minimum
of RSI 4.2 (R-24) to qualify.
Ontario matches the Federal Retrofit Program grants, up to $5,000, for residents, as long as
there is a qualifying audit completed on the home


  • Building Envelope
  • Bedrooms/Home Office
  • Washrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Basement
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Exterior

Important Component

  • Description of the area of the home and a breakdown of the Checklist section that deals with that area.
  • Tips that you can easily implement for little or no cost to improve comfort and energy efficiency in your home.
  • Upgrade Opportunities that address home improvements that take a greater commitment, either of time or money, and could significantly improve a home’s comfort and energy efficiency. These can be done by a homeowner who has skills in this area or a professional.

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