When you replace your home's windows and doors, you can improve your home’s energy efficiency with the added benefit of rebates offered by the Canadian government and provincial programs. Here are three reasons why upgrading windows and doors is a smart decision and how to take advantage of energy efficiency rebates available across Canada.
Enhanced energy efficiency. Old or poorly insulated windows and doors allow heat transfer, resulting in increased energy consumption and higher utility bills. By replacing them with energy-efficient alternatives, such as double-glazed windows and insulated doors, you can reduce your energy usage, which saves you money over time.
Increased home comfort. Energy-efficient windows and doors minimize drafts, ensuring warm air remains inside during the winter and cool air stays inside during the summer. This improved insulation leads to a more comfortable living space for you and your family all year round.
Environmental benefits. Energy-efficient windows and doors help lower greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the need for heating and cooling systems. By upgrading, you contribute to a greener future and help combat climate change.
Canada Greener Homes Grant
Under the federal government's Canada Greener Homes Grant, homeowners can receive grants of up to $5,600 towards window and door upgrades for their homes. You’ll need your home assessed before and after the renovation before you can get the rebate.
CMHC Green Home Rebate
If you use Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) financing for energy efficiency renovations, you could receive a rebate of 15 per cent for building a home to ENERGY STAR standards or up to 25 per cent for building a home to R-2000 building standards.
Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Apart from the federal programs above, several provinces and territories offer energy efficiency rebate programs, including:
British Columbia. The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate programs offer rebates for window and door upgrades. B.C. residents can receive up to $2,000 to replace windows and up to $1,000 to replace doors.
Northwest Territories. You can get up to $3,000 for installing ENERGY STAR certified windows under the Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) program in the Northwest Territories.
Yukon. Replace your existing windows with ENERGY STAR products can get you a maximum rebate of $1,800 under Yukon’s home energy efficiency rebate program.
Replace Your Windows and Doors in Alberta, B.C., N.W.T. and Yukon
At All-West Glass, we replace your windows and doors with top-quality energy products that can cut your energy consumption and allow you to reap the benefits of an efficiency rebate. Contact us today at one of our locations in B.C., Alberta, N.W.T. and Yukon to speak to a window and door expert about our installation services.