A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO UPGRADE THE WINDOWS AND DOORS IN YOUR HOME! HOMEOWNERS CAN CLAIM UP TO $5,000 IN FEDERAL GRANTS.
As a certified supplier and installer of Kohltech Windows and Entrance Systems, McLeod is focused on providing the best service possible while helping customers save money. The Canada Greener Homes Grant does just that and will help homeowners make their existing homes more energy-efficient with financial assistance for home improvements. The Government of Canada has allotted 100,000 grants of up to $5,000 each year over the next 7 years. We’ve outlined the important information below for homeowners who plan to buy windows & doors from McLeod. Also indicated below are the Kohltech windows and doors that meet the requirements to claim the reimbursement.*
Only retrofits recommended by your energy advisor are eligible for reimbursement. Your recommended retrofits will be listed in your Renovation Upgrade Report and in the online portal. The recommended retrofits are prioritized by:
your potential energy savings
life expectancy of your home’s components
the interactions among the components in your home
your potential renovation plans
What should you consider before you start?
Some retrofits may not be eligible. Some retrofits recommended by your advisor may not be eligible for reimbursement. Please check which retrofits are eligible for reimbursement.
All mechanical and electrical systems, with the exception of thermostats, must be installed by a licenced and trained professional. In order to be reimbursed for these retrofits, it is highly recommended that you obtain proof of their qualifications to install equipment (sometimes issued by your province or territory), which you can submit when applying for reimbursement. We recommend you get this documentation before moving ahead with your retrofits.
Your home operates as a system. All of its elements – the walls, the roof, ventilation, heating and cooling systems, the external environment, and even the activities of the occupants – affect one another. How these elements interact determines your home’s overall performance. For example, poor insulation or ventilation can cancel out an investment in new windows or doors.
What is the main objective of your retrofit? Is it improved comfort, saving on energy bills, helping the environment, or all of the above? Knowing what you ultimately want to achieve will help you decide what retrofits to make. Review your Renovation Upgrade Report to understand the potential energy savings.
Your budget will play a major role in deciding what retrofits you will be able to do. Consider how much you want to invest. We recognize that homeowners need to be able to access simple and affordable financing to make deeper home energy retrofits.
There may be additional incentives available to you. The maximum reimbursement for retrofits with the Canada Greener Homes Grant is $5,000 total per home. Your retrofits may also be eligible for some provincial, territorial, municipal, or non-governmental organization incentives. If you want to maximize your savings, you should explore all the available incentives. Grant amounts under Canada’s Greener Homes will consider other incentive programs when determining your final reimbursement eligibility.
EnerGuide evaluations before and after the retrofit/renovation.
Those located in Western Canada must register here, then search for a certified service organization.
Complete one retrofit that is recommended and eligible in the EnerGuide evaluation report.
Keep the receipts for the evaluations and receipts & invoices for the product and installation.
All products must be purchased in Canada.
Maintain the ENERGY STAR labels on windows and doors until post-retrofit evaluation.
Window & Door Eligibility Criteria
Amount per Rough Opening
ENERGY STAR Windows or Sliding Patio Door
U-Factor of ≤1.22 W/m2K OR Energy Rating ≥ 34
ENERGY STAR Windows or Sliding Patio Door
U-Factor of ≤1.05 W/m2K or less OR Energy Rating ≥ 40
ENERGY STAR Hinged Door (Can have sidelites or transom)
The post-retrofit evaluation shows how much energy has been saved, how much greenhouse gas emissions are reduced because of the retrofits, and how much your energy advisor recommends you receive for reimbursement.
Once completed, your evaluation will include:
your new EnerGuide rating and label
follow-up information indicating improvements to your home energy efficiency and your EnerGuide rating
Your energy advisor has up to 30 days after your post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation to submit electronic and signed paper documents to Natural Resources Canada.
You will be able to login to access your reports. Once you have reviewed your evaluation, mark this step as completed in the portal to move forward.
Upload all documents online
To ensure that you are properly reimbursed, you must have all of the following documents so they can verify your eligible retrofits:
receipts for your pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
all receipts and invoices for products purchased and for installation costs
It is highly recommended that you also have an attestation form (if applicable for your retrofit) confirming that:
Your energy advisor will upload your before and after photos.
You will need to keep copies of your documents until March 31, 2028. The federal grants are not taxable and do not have to be declared as income.
*When using a licensed professional you must obtain proof of their license to install equipment in your province or territory. You will be required to provide this proof to be eligible for reimbursement.
As the final step in the process, once program officers have completed a review of your file and recommended grant amount, you will be prompted to go into the portal to confirm your grant total in order to receive your reimbursement.
If you do not agree with the amount and explanation, you will be asked to provide your rationale so that your grant application can be reassessed. If you would like to discuss your final grant total or dispute the claim, please contact the Greener Homes Initiative.
Your retrofits have an impact
Improving your home’s energy efficiency is one of the best ways you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. By making home retrofits, you will help Canada meet its 2030 climate change commitments and significantly contribute to Canada’s goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
To find out what specific products are eligible for the grant, please check out Kohltech’s Canada Greener Homes Grantpage to find out more.
*McLeod Windows & Doors is not responsible for any issues that may arise when applying for the grant, including, but not limited to: eligibility requirements, cancellation of the program by the government, government funding exhausted, etc.
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