Home Insulation Rebates
efficiencyPEI offers grants for the installation of insulation, air sealing improvements as well as ENERGY STAR® windows and doors. Upgrades to the shell of a house (known as a building envelope) protects it from the elements and can yield big savings on heating costs. Upgrades will also make your home more comfortable and environmentally friendly.
In addition to rebates, financing is available through the Government of Prince Edward Island to assist with the up-front costs of insulation upgrades.
Islanders can access both the Government of Canada's Greener Homes Grant and efficiencyPEI rebates. To receive the Canada Greener Homes Grant, you must register with the federal government and you are required to have an EnerGuide Evaluation completed before any work starts.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in financing for the up-front costs, learn more about the energy efficiency loan program.
To get a home insulation rebate, follow these steps:
- To qualify for the provincial government insulation rebate, you must have an energy audit conducted by one of our energy partners. Contact them directly to begin the process.
- After receiving your EnerGuide Rating System report, complete your upgrades and contact your audit provider for a follow-up inspection.
- Homesol will collect your paid receipts for the upgrades, along with proof of income* (if required) to efficiencyPEI on your behalf.
* Proof of income is your original July GST Credit Notice showing your net family income, marital status and province of residence.
Why do I need a home energy assessment?
The Home Energy Assessment is a mandatory part of the program. It provides useful information about your home’s energy performance that will help you make informed, decisions when operating, renovating or purchasing a home. Choosing the right upgrades will save the most energy, and be the most effective at lowering your monthly costs.
The Home Energy Assessment is offered at a subsidized rate of $99 plus HST.
Where can I find a list of contractors that install insulation?
You can search the Network of Excellence for contractors that install insulation.. You can search for a contractor by name or by the service they provide or you can view a list of contractors by county, or by program, by selecting an option from the "County" and "Program" fields.
What are the rebate amounts?
Rebates may be different for different types of upgrades.
- For example, a below grade wall upgrade for a 30’ x 40’ basement with 8’ high walls going from R0 to R12 would be: (30’ + 40’ + 30’ + 40’) x 8’ = 1120 sqft = 11.2 SQ
- Then the rebate would be: 11.2 SQ x R12 x $12 = $1,612.80 total rebate.
Home insulation rebates are for everyone, but Islanders with a lower income can receive larger rebates. For these rebates, low income is defined as an annual household income of $35,000 or less.
- Regular Rebate: $2.50/100 square feet (SQ)/R-value increase
- Low-income Rebate: $4.00/SQ/R-value
Minimum total R-value R50 for flat ceilings, R28 for sloped ceilings
Above grade walls (with new interior/exterior finish):
- Regular Rebate : $25/SQ/R-value increase
- Low-income Rebate : $40.00/SQ/R-value
Minimum R-value increase R6
Above grade walls (blown in insulation):
- Regular Rebate : $5.00/SQ/R-value increase
- Low-income Rebate: $8.00/SQ/R-value
Minimum R-value increase R10
Exposed floors and headers:
- Regular Rebate : $12.00/SQ/R-value increase
- Low-income Rebate: $20.00/SQ/R-value
Minimum total R-value R20
- Regular Rebate : $12.00/SQ/R-value increase
- Low-income Rebate : $20.00/SQ/R-value
Minimum R-value increase R12 for walls, R20 for headers
Windows, doors, and skylights:
- Regular Rebate: $100 per window opening to a maximum of $1000/property for ENERGY STAR zone 3 (v4, 2019 and prior) or ENERGY STAR (v5, 2020 onwards) units
- Low-income Rebate: $200 per window to a maximum of $2000/property for ENERGY STAR zone 3 (v4, 2019 and prior) or ENERGY STAR (v5, 2020 onwards) units
Low Income Rebate
10% improvement over initial ACH @50pa rate
20% improvement over initial ACH @50pa rate
|30% improvement over initial ACH @50pa rate||$400||$700|
If you need information on this program or any other energy efficiency help, get in touch. Visit us at efficiencyPEI at 69 Belvedere Avenue in Charlottetown or at Access PEI in Summerside. Program information is also available at any Access PEI location.
69 Belvedere Ave Suite 1-B01
PO Box 2000, PE C1A 7N8
Energy efficiency incentives are a cost-shared with the Government of Canada under the Low Carbon Economy Fund.