Are you thinking about doing some green home improvements? Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is a new provincial government agency that offers programs and services to help Albertans save energy and money through eco-friendly home improvements. These programs offer cutting-edge green technology that will help you reduce emissions around the home without having to change your quality of life.
Here are some of the programs you can take advantage of when considering home improvements:
Home Improvement Rebates
Specifically, you can work with a participating Alberta contractor to increase your home’s energy efficiency with upgraded insulation, high efficiency windows and tankless water heaters. EEA is offering major rebates for homeowners who complete these energy efficient upgrades, as long as they are installed by one of EEA’s certified and participating contractors. RenovationFind has compiled a list of accredited contractors who are participating in this program. Find that list of contractors here.
Save up to $3500 on new insulation!
Improve the insulation in your basement, above-grade walls and attic and not only will you improve the comfort of your home, you’ll greatly increase your home’s energy efficiency and save money on energy bills. Plus, rebates of up to $3500 are available for the installation of insulation in your home. The type of insulation and where it is installed will determine how much of a rebate you can receive.
Types of insulation that qualify for the rebate include blown-in, rolls or batts, loose fill, spray foam and rigid board insulation. You will get a dollar amount rebated per square foot of each type of insulation. Your insulation contractor will be able to answer any questions you might have about the type of installation and the rebate you qualify for. Find an EEA participating insulation contractor.
Save up to $1500 on ENERGY STAR ® windows!
Upgrade to ENERGY STAR® certified, triple pane, low-e, argon windows and get a big rebate on purchase and installation. Windows are the number one culprit for energy loss in most homes, so this smart home improvement will help you save money on your utility bills.
The amount you receive back with the rebate is determined by the type and size of each window you replace. Your window contractor will be able to give more information and walk you through the process of installation and getting the rebate. Find an EEA participating window contractor.
Save up to $1000 on an ENERGY STAR ® tankless hot water heater!
Tankless water heaters allow you to use hot water as-needed, saving money on heating water and ensuring you never run out! They take up less space and waste less energy compared to the large, storage tank systems that are equipped with standing pilot lights.
The amount of rebate you are eligible for depends on the type and size of your current water heater and the type of fuel it uses. If you have questions, your contractor can give you more information and explain how the rebate process works. Find an EEA participating tankless hot water heater contractor.
Participating Contractors on RenovationFind.com
Need a contractor? RenovationFind.com has put together a list of our accredited contractors that are participating in the Home Improvement Rebate program. You can find that list of trustworthy contractors here.
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Online rebates: You can also get an online rebate by purchasing an eligible, energy efficient refrigerator, clothes washer or smart thermostat, then use EEA’s application form to input your information and upload a receipt. EEA will look over your details and send you a rebate cheque. Learn more about online rebates.
Solar power: They are also kick-starting an incentive program for residential and commercial upgrades that include installing a solar power system to generate electricity.
No-charge Energy Savings Program: This program offers direct, no-charge installation of energy efficient products across the province. All Alberta households are eligible to participate regardless of income or housing type. Installation will be conducted by qualified installers who schedule home visits. Installers will remove old products and exchange them for more energy-efficient products, such as: LED lightbulbs, high-efficiency shower heads, faucet aerators, advanced power bars and smart thermostats. Read about the exact products available at no charge.
Home Efficiency Tool: EEA also offers an interactive home efficiency tool. This online application will help you learn how much power and money you can save by upgrading lighting, electronics and appliances throughout your home.
Learn more about how you can save money with instant discounts or get rebates on qualified energy efficient products and upgrades with EEA participating contractors at www.efficiencyalberta.ca.