Home Insulation Rebates

Existing homes are eligible for rebates to improve their insulation, windows, doors and air sealing.

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.

How do I apply?

The steps to apply for an efficiencyPEI home insulation rebate are:

  1. Schedule a Home Energy assessment by contacting our efficiency partner HomeSol Building Solutions at 1-855-489-5305 or atlantic@homesol.ca.
  2. After receiving your EnerGuide Rating System report, complete your upgrades and contact HomeSol Building Solutions for a follow-up inspection.
  3. Drop off or mail your original paid receipt(s) for the upgrades, along with proof of income* (if required) to efficiencyPEI at one of the addresses listed below or any Access PEI.

* 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.

What is considered low income?

Low income is defined as an annual household income of $35,000 or less.

What are the rebate amounts?

Attic insulation:

  • 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

Below grade:

  • 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 products
  • Low-income Rebate: $200 per window to a maximum of $2000/property for ENERGY STAR zone 3 products

Air sealing:

Air Sealing
Regular Rebate
Low Income Rebate
10% improvement over initial ACH @50pa rate
$100
$175
20% improvement over initial ACH @50pa rate
$250
$450
30% improvement over initial ACH @50pa rate $400 $700

Contact:

efficiencyPEI Charlottetown
31 Gordon Drive
PO Box 2000, PE  C1A 7N8

efficiencyPEI Summerside
120 Heather Moyse Drive

Phone: 1-877-734-6336 (toll-free)

 

Published date: 
June 20, 2018

General Inquiries

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Elmer J. Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive,
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 620-3690
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Fax: (902) 620-3796

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