Get More with Less Energy
By making energy efficient upgrades to your home, you will:
Did You Know?
Homes can see meaningful cuts to energy bills with small energy efficiency investments.
Did You Know?
A well-insulated, air sealed, and ventilated house is a cozier home with less dust, pollen, and mold.
Complete a Home Energy Hunt
Identify low-cost actions you can take to unlock savings and increase comfort in your home.
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Unlock savings with seasonal adjustments to your thermostat: Summer = 24 – 25°C Winter = 20°C – 22°C
Unplug appliances like microwaves or game consoles, can drain energy even when they’re not in use.
Wash laundry in cold or warm water to save energy and choose extended spin to reduce drying time.
Change Fan Direction
Change the direction of your ceiling fan each season. Winter = Clockwise Summer = Counter Clockwise
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Replace Filters Replace or clean your furnace, HVAC, and/or A/C every 3 months to reduce energy consumption.
Seal Air Leaks
Seal areas of air leakage around all window and doors, baseboards, electrical outlets, and faceplates with weather-stripping, caulking, or foam gaskets.
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Go Low Flow
Cut the demand on your hot water tank by switching to low-flow fixtures for your show and faucets.
Insulate Water Heater
Install a water heater ‘blanket’ to reduce heat loss by up to 40%. *Water heater blankets should not be installed on gas water heaters.
Renovating? Add Value with Energy Efficiency
Along with beautifying your home, making energy-efficiency upgrades can add value for years to come.
When upgrading or renovating, consider…
Choose Energy Star
When upgrading appliances like fridges, washing machines, dryers, or dishwashers choose Energy Star Certified products.
Upgrade insulation in your walls, basements, and attics and opt for energy efficient window to cut energy waste when heating and cooling.
Greener Homes - Government of Canada
This program, run by Natural Resources Canada. helps homeowners save money, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, and fight climate change.
What is available through the initiative:
💸 Grants from $125 to $5,000
To get a part of your costs back for eligible home retrofits.
💸 Up to $600
As a maximum contribution towards the total costs of your pre and post retrofit EnerGuide home evaluations.
💸 From $5,000 to $40,000
Interest-free loans with a repayment term of 10 years to help you undertake major home retrofits.
Energy Affordability Program - Save on Energy
The Energy Affordability Program provides support to income-eligible electricity to complete energy-saving upgrades tailored to the specific needs of your home, all at no cost.
Depending on your situation, you may receive different energy-saving products and services. Some participants may qualify for a free home energy needs assessment conducted by a trained energy professional that will help identify energy-efficient upgrades available for their homes, such as replacement of inefficient appliances and professionally-installed insulation and draft-proofing. These upgrades may be installed during or after an in-home visit.
Other participants may qualify instead for free energy saving kits. These are customized to meet their energy needs and could include energy-saving LED lighting, timers, faucet aerators and/or a clothes drying line.
Home Efficiency Rebate - Enbridge
The Home Efficiency Rebate can help lower your energy costs and make it more comfortable year-round. Get up to $5,000 in rebates for insulation, air sealing, new windows/doors, water heaters, boilers, furnaces and home energy assessments.
Before you start any renovation work, you must complete a home energy assessment. A registered energy advisor will look at how your home uses energy and tell you which upgrades will help you save - and how they work together. If you complete at least two of the recommended upgrades, you’ll get money back.
Programs to Assist with Rent and Utilities
Residents of Dufferin County who are experiencing difficulty paying rent or utilities may be eligible for financial assistance through one of the following programs.
Looking to Go the Extra Mile with Renewable Energy?
Net Metering allows you to generate your own electricity from a renewable source (solar, wind, water). Once that electricity is generated, Net Metering allows you to use all or some of your own generated electricity. If you use less electricity than what is generated, the meter will send electricity back to your hydro provider for a credit towards your next bill.