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Complete a Home Energy Hunt

Identify low-cost actions you can take to unlock savings and increase comfort in your home.

Your Home Energy Efficiency Kit

Every year Dufferin County gives out FREE home energy efficiency kits at events throughout the community!

This step-by-step video guide will walk you through the contents of the kit and provide easy-to-follow instructions on implementing energy-saving measures.

Your kit, valued at $30, is designed to help you save money, improve indoor air quality, increase comfort, and reduce climate change causing emissions. Inside your kit, you'll find easy to install items to help you maximize your home's energy efficiency including a furnace whistle, fridge thermometer, LED night light, weather-stripping, and foam gaskets.

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Renovating? Add Value with Energy Efficiency

Along with beautifying your home, making energy-efficiency upgrades can add value for years to come.

Funding Programs

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.

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Find a Service Provider

Find a service organization offering EnerGuide home evaluations today and take the first step in smart home improvements.

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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.

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Dufferin is Flipping the Switch

Explore the Dufferin Climate Action Plan and join the along the road to net-zero by 2050.