April 28, 2017
If you’ve been contemplating whether or not to install new energy efficient products in your home, now is the time to go for it!
As of April 28, Albertans can receive money back for eligible home improvement products through the Home Improvement Rebates program.
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.
These rebates will not only make energy efficient products more affordable, they’ll also lower energy bills for homeowners after installation.
To receive a rebate for the installation of an eligible home improvement product, start by selecting an Alberta-based registered contractor from the list provided at efficiencyalberta.ca. Your contractor will then guide you through the application process and rebates will be sent directly to you 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 through the Residential Retail Products Program:
- Home Improvement Rebate: Rebates for eligible home improvement products that are installed by a certified Alberta-based contractor.
- Online rebates: Homeowners who buy qualifying refrigerators, smart thermostats and clothes washers may 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 Instant Savings campaign runs from April 28 until June 11.
For more information on Energy Efficiency Alberta and the Home Improvement Rebates program, visit efficiencyalberta.ca.