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The saveONenergy program for energy efficient home renovations

April 8th, 2012  |  Home Insurance

Environmental conservation and awareness has grown significantly over the past decade. We are now very much far removed from pigeon holing activists as more and more home owners become concerned with the carbon footprint they leave on the environment.

As a result, many home owners across Ontario have begun to make a conscious effort to make their homes more energy efficient by using less water and consuming less electricity. And, the good news is that the Government of Ontario in collaboration with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is offering incentives to home owners through the saveONenergy program.

What is the saveONenergy program?

The saveONenergy program was designed to help homeowner better conserve energy. It provides them with a number of incentives and participation options to help them better manage energy consumption in their home. In most cases, the program is offered through your cities local utility company; however it is funded through the OPA.

What programs are available?

The following are some of the incentive programs that are available to homeowners:

  • Fridge and freezer pickup: Have your old fridges and freezers pick up for free of charge.
  • Heating and cooling incentive: Replace your old and inefficient heating and cooling system and get up to $650 in incentives from the saveONenergy program.
  • Peak saver: Install peak saver and allow your central air to automatically adjust during times when electricity is in high demand during peak hours.
  • Eco energy retrofit: The program is geared toward helping residents save money on home renovations that are more energy efficient.

How do homeowners benefit from participating in the program?

There are a number of benefits that home owners will experience by participating in the program. They include:

  • A more energy efficient home
  • An increase in the overall value of their home
  • Home owners will pay less for renovations and replacements that they will have to make anyway
  • A reduction in their monthly energy bills
  • A reduced impact on the environment
  • An updated and renovated home

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