That sounds too good to be true!
“It’s a typical reaction that we get from homeowners and cottage owners that hear about the new Green Ontario Fund rebate program for the first time, and with good reason”, says Wayne McNelly, General Manager of Nortech Windows. “This government fund offers significantly higher rebates that previous renovation programs did.”
The mandate of the “GreenOn” fund is to reduce greenhouse gases by offering incentive programs to encourage homeowners to increase the energy efficiency of their homes.
The plan is very simple. The fund provides $500.00 per window opening up to a maximum of $5000.00. Homeowners and cottage owners need to meet a few conditions to be eligible for the rebate.
The replacement windows must be included on the Energy Star Most Efficient 2018 List. These high-performance windows feature very low heat transfer and are rated for Zone 3, which covers all of Canada.
Homeowners and cottage owners must be replacing an existing window, including the full frame. The opening must be insulated back to the wall studs for better efficiency.
The windows must be installed by a contractor registered in the program who holds a Window Wise Certification and is a member of the Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada, which sets training, quality, financial and ethical standards and audits for its members.
“That’s basically it” says Wayne. “Very simple. The contractor submits the required paperwork to the government on behalf of the homeowner.”
“The high performance windows will cost a little more, however, the cost is usually more than offset by the rebates. It’s our experience at Nortech that people are paying thousands of dollars less for the higher efficiency windows that they would have paid for regular dual-pane windows without the program. Homeowners will also continue to save more on energy costs year after year”, says Wayne.
“The program is slated to be around for 2018 and 2019. However, funds are limited, so when they run out, it will be over. It’s going to be a busy year for us and my recommendation for homeowners and cottage owners is to take advantage of the program sooner than later.”
Nortech Windows, part of family-owned Nortech Home Improvements Inc., has been serving the Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough regions for more than 20 years. Nortech’s goal is to provide the very best in products and customer service.
Nortech is registered as a participating contractor in the GreenON windows rebates program. For more information on the GreenON program, or to access the program through Nortech, contact the company at www.nortechwindows.com or 1-866-640-0206.