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Old 04-11-2007, 12:17 PM
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Energy efficiency grants for homes - are you thinking of doing any upgrades?

Now that the federal gevernment has released the details of it's energy efficiency grants program, I'm looking to do some upgrades. I've been planning these for a while, since my home was built in the fourties and is terribly innefficient.
Probably a new furnace and hot water heater, since I've heard those are the biggest bang-for-buck items.

Anyone thinking of these?
Deails availible from
http://www.ecoaction.gc.ca/ecoenergy.../index-eng.cfm
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:44 PM
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Sounds really good until you read the fine print (check the book-an-advisor links). Has to have pre- and post- inspections. Preinspection is $300, follow up visits are $150. Better be some #$%^ good grants to offset this stuff!
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lol...c'mon guys, we know the g'ment aren't going to lose...they'll just jack up the price of utilities anyway.
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we built our house super efficient and enviromentally friendly, but fall just outside the time allowed to qualify for a house built before the program came into affect.
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I have alrerady purchased a:
High efficient furnace
High efficient washer & dryer
High efficient Refrigerator



I have an economical dishwasher

a Convection oven

Outside laundry clothesline

New Thermal windows

New Thermal doors

Where are my rebate cheques ?
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Yeah, programs like this aren't really fair in that regard, as they only cover NEW changes.

I'm looking at a new furnace and water heater for my house. I would like new windows, but the rebate is very small and the costs are huge. That will wait.

BTW,if you want to look up how much of a rebate you might get, check out this page:
http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/retrofit-homes/retrofit-qualify-grant.cfm?attr=4#eligible

It's not as much as I would have thought.

Also, I haven't found a contractor that can do the initial evaluations yet. They all say that the government hasn't given out the details yet.
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