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Understanding the Canada Greener Homes Grant: What Qualifies for a Home Retrofit?

As part of the Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative, homeowners are encouraged to make energy-efficient upgrades to their properties. Understanding what qualifies for the grant is crucial for those looking to benefit from these government incentives.

This post will guide you through the eligible products and the criteria they must meet for your home retrofit.

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Eligible Products for Your Home Retrofit

To qualify for the grant, certain products must be chosen from approved lists, ensuring they meet the program’s performance standards. The eligible equipment includes:

  • ENERGY STAR® certified windows and doors
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Cold climate air source heat pumps
  • Heat pump water heaters
  • Specific furnaces and boilers for northern and off-grid communities

Purchasing and Product Eligibility

All products must be purchased in Canada, with online purchases only being eligible if ordered from a Canadian distributor. Before starting your upgrades, it’s essential to consult the Canada Greener Homes Grant website for the list of eligible products and understand the eligibility criteria.

Regular Updates to Eligible Products

The eligible product lists are updated quarterly to reflect technological advancements and ensure homeowners have access to grants for all qualifying products. These updates, occurring in March, June, September, and December each year, can be found in an online searchable format on the Canada Greener Homes Grant website.

Specifics on Windows and Doors

For windows and doors to be eligible, they must be ENERGY STAR® certified and listed on the grant’s official site. Remember to keep the ENERGY STAR labels intact until after your post-retrofit evaluation to help confirm the certification.

Mechanical Systems

Mechanical systems covered by the grant include various heat pumps and water heaters. Furnaces and boilers qualify only for residents of northern and off-grid communities.

Finding Eligible Products

To confirm the eligibility of the product you intend to purchase, consult the official product lists and search using the AHRI number or ENERGY STAR Unique ID. This ensures you select a model that qualifies for the grant.

Navigating the Canada Greener Homes Grant for a home retrofit requires careful selection of eligible products. By adhering to the guidelines and choosing approved models, homeowners can make significant strides in improving their home’s energy efficiency while receiving financial support from the government.

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