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Homeowners doing renovations can get $5,000 back through an Enbridge program

The utility is running a program which could save you money this spring.
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Local homeowners are being encouraged to reduce their energy costs this year through the Enbridge Home Energy Conservation program.

"The program is for qualified homeowners who use natural gas, propane, oil, wood, or electricity to heat their home," said Michelle Loleski, Marketing Lead at Enbridge Gas. "Incentives of up to $5,000 are available, plus additional electrical incentives."

It is especially beneficial for anyone looking to complete big renovation projects inside their home.

"Now is the time to renovate and increase the value of your home," said Steve Ramoul, Energy Auditor at The Home Inspectors Group. "Homes built before 1996 will especially benefit from the program."

According to Enbridge, participants must complete their work and post-inspection within 4 months of the initial pre-inspection. Your home must be a low-rise residential dwelling (detached, semi-detached, mobile home, or row townhouse) to qualify.

Enbridge customers must also complete a minimum of two upgrades to qualify for rebates.

Those include:

- Upgrading a furnace or boiler heating system (up to $1,000)
- Installing a Water heater or an air source heat pump (up to $500)
- Upgrading insulation (up to $1,750 per insulation)
- Air sealing (up to $150)
- Installing energy efficient windows or doors (approximately $80 each)

Find a full list of incentives here.

"I was very happy that I went through the program. Now I do see a big difference in the comfort of my home and monthly bills," says Enbridge Gas Customer Tom Kocev. To get started, customers call an Enbridge-approved Registered Energy Advisor or complete the online application to pre-qualify them for the first energy inspection. This assessment of the home's current energy use is a quick, easy process that will reveal areas of improvement (called retrofits) that will lower energy bills and increase home comfort.

"We have made the program more user-friendly, and we will even help you find a professional contractor to complete the home energy upgrades," says Loleski.


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