High efficiency furnaces use less energy, they cost less to operate, and they reduce the amount of Greenhouse gases emitted from a household.
If you are considering upgrading your home furnace for a more efficient one, why not look into receiving a rebate on your new purchase.
In order to obtain your rebate as easily and efficiently as possible, knowing what the program demands and what appliances qualify for the rebate is important.
- Different incentives are available from area to area. If you purchase an Energy Star qualified furnace or one that has the programs demanded energy efficiency rate in British Columbia for example, you are exempt from paying the provincial sales tax.
- Before purchasing your new furnace, be sure that it qualifies for the rebate. Most programs demand that your new furnace meets a minimum energy efficiency level, usually set around 90%.
- Some programs ask that your new furnace be installed by a partnered organization. If this is the case, the program will usually provide a list of authorized partners.
- More often than not, you will be asked to have an auditor perform an energy audit on your home before and after and renovations or upgrades are done in order for you to receive your rebate. Become more aware of the programs available to you in your specific area. If you are already looking into purchasing a new furnace, why not try and get some money back while making your home more energy efficient and reducing its environmental impact?
Peggy Gray says
Hello my daughter doesn’t need a furance what the situation is. I was in a very serious car accident, I have had to move in with my daughter my husbusd & I broke up now of 30 years he is having dificult time with my accident, and got an accition problem that I can’t help him with. I lost everything, my home money my dog, he took or lost it all. I’m disabled now, I have part amputation on left hand damage to my shoulder, I have to have surgery on right shoulder, just had surgery on lower spine. I can not lift anything heavy, full back & left leg & foot damage. So my daughtert & son-in-law had me move here. My daughter built a bedroom & computer room down stairs i can use right had to type. For there is only 1 bathroom up stairs & with my accident sometime it is difficult to wait, my daughter & son in law want to put a bathroom & living area for me down here But used all of money with what they have done. I am on disablity not alot of money, no support from husband. I was trying to find a program that assiste in this area, RRAP said a full kitchen & walk out has to be made. I told them I can not cook I have an amputation & lost all strngth in my arms, I was order by the O/T not to lift anything heavier than a cookie sheet.They said because of my disability for not needing a kitchen we do not gualify & there must be a walk out from basement. I called another place for grants they said they don’t give grants to up grade a home in value.
I told them it not for that purpose, it for me to make me feel comfortable, I have cronic pain & have a bathroom for my needs right here in stead of having to go up & down the stairs. I have to wait when sometimes that just can’t happen. So they turned me down.I told them I don’t want more money for building it less money they still said no.
Would you know of some program or grant that will help with diability and the things I need?
If I had or my daughter had the money we would build a bathroom with a stand up shower for my chair & living space for my needs to avoid stairs for my cronic pain, but we don’t Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you Peggy