- Through the Ontario Power Authority, sales tax relief is offered on certain purchases:
The Ontario government is providing a point-of-sale PST exemption for certain ENERGY STAR qualified household products purchased, rented or leased after July 19, 2007 and before July 20, 2008. The exemption will apply to refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, freezers, dehumidifiers, room air conditioners, and qualifying ENERGY STAR light bulbs and decorative light strings. The PST exemption for qualifying ENERGY STAR products is expected to provide approximately $36 million to Ontario consumers in 2007-08 and a further $15 million in 2008-09.
- The product must be listed, at the time of purchase, as ENERGY STAR qualified by the Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada.
- The purchase must be a first-time sale, rental or lease for at least one year, of a new qualifying appliance.
- A purchase order or sales contract must be entered into after July 19, 2007 and before July 20, 2008 and the qualifying appliance must be delivered on or before September 1, 2008. Installation costs for qualifying built-in appliances and delivery charges for ENERGY STAR products are also eligible for the PST exemption.
- Utility companies will also offer, from time to time, rebates on purchases
- Building Envelope
- Bedrooms/Home Office
- Laundry Room
- Heating and Cooling
- 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.