2015 Enbridge Community Energy Conservation Program(GTA)
As of June 16, 2015, the Home Energy Conservation program is no longer accepting new applicants for the remainder of 2015. Due to an overwhelming response to the program we have reached the maximum number of enrollments.
The 2015 Home Energy Conservation program is closed to new applicants. If you had not scheduled a pre-retrofit energy audit prior to June 16, 2015 with a Certified Energy Auditor then you are not eligible for the 2015 Home Energy Conservation Program. Your pre-retrofit energy audit can take place after June 16, 2015, but must have been scheduled prior to June 16, 2015 to qualify for the incentive.
In order to qualify for an incentive under the 2015 Home Energy Conservation program, a customer must complete their recommended home energy upgrades and post-retrofit audit by July 31, 2015.
Save Up to $2,000 in Valuable Incentives
The Home Energy Conservation Program will continue in 2015. Enbridge Gas Distribution is proud to offer the Home Energy Conservation Program in York Region and other select areas in Toronto, Durham, Ottawa and Niagara. Complete with energy expertise and valuable incentives of up to $2,000 to qualified homeowners, this program makes it easy and affordable for you to understand and improve the energy efficiency of your home, lower your energy bills and lessen your home’s impact on the environment.
Enbridge Gas Distribution is committed to the communities we serve. We believe that, when we all work together, we have the energy to make a difference. That’s why we have created the Home Energy Conservation Program. It’s one of Enbridge’s conservation programs, but not our first. As a company dedicated to helping our customers reduce their natural gas consumption, we’ve been offering energy conservation programs and incentives since 1995.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have already completed your first audit, you have until December 31st, 2015 to complete all the work as outlined with the Energy Auditor. Your final audit can be completed up to January 31st, 2016.*
If you have received an initial audit incentive (valued at $350) from another Enbridge Gas Distribution program (i.e. Home Rating), the total energy audit value will be deducted from the incentive you receive for Home Energy Conservation. Energy audit vouchers cannot be used or combined with multiple offers.
Only one enrolment for incentive per household is permitted.
*If you entered the program because your furnace had to be replaced due to a no heat circumstance, this will be considered an exception.
Before you can participate in the program, review the following points to make sure you qualify;
A) You must have an active Enbridge Gas Account in good standing; the primary heat source for the home must be natural gas.
B) You must reside in one of the designated qualifying communities listed here:
- Town of Aurora
- Town of East Gwillimbury
- Town of Georgina
- Township of King
- Town of Newmarket
- City of Markham
- Town of Richmond Hill
- City of Vaughan
- Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
City of Toronto
- Navan (K4B)
- Niagara Falls
- St. Catharines
Please Note: If insulation or thermal work has already begun, customers are unable to qualify for the program.
Step 2 – Pre-Retrofit Energy Audit
An energy audit is an inventory and assessment of your home’s current energy efficiency. The energy audit will reveal areas where you can make improvements (called retrofits) to improve your home’s energy efficiency, in turn helping you conserve energy and save money. You must use one of the Certified Energy Auditors (CEAs) approved by Enbridge Gas Distribution.
Here’s what to expect:
- An energy audit includes an inventory and thorough assessment of your home’s current heating, ventilation and cooling equipment and building envelope.
- A blower door test will be conducted to determine if your home has air leakage which can cause wasted energy, uncomfortable drafts and poor air quality.
- Your home will be given an energy score using the Natural Resources Canada EnerGuide Rating System – the higher the score the better.
- During your energy audit, you will receive recommendations for improvements (called retrofits) that can help you maximize your home’s energy efficiency, reduce your energy bills and increase home comfort.
- Energy audits will be conducted by our program’s list of approved CEAs.
- It’s best to book your energy audit before for the winter heating season.
Implement a minimum of 2 of the following recommended qualified energy upgrades:
- Attic insulation upgrade
- Basement wall insulation upgrade
- Wall insulation upgrade
- Air sealing (minimum 10%)
- Window replacement
- High efficiency space heating system installation (gas furnace/boiler)
- High efficiency water heating system installation (gas)
- Drain water heat recovery system installation
- Exposed Floor Insulation
The energy auditor will advise which measures will need to be upgraded to achieve 25% annual gas savings in order to qualify of the Enbridge incentive. To help you offset the cost of the recommended upgrades, be sure to check out the available incentives offered by Enbridge.
Step 4 – Post-Retrofit Energy Audit
Get your home’s new and improved energy score.
By getting a post-retrofit energy audit, you’ll be able to compare your new and improved energy score against the energy score your home was given prior to making retrofits. It’ll be proof positive that your energy efficiency upgrades have made a difference.