The province is helping homeowners save money on energy bills by providing cash rebates for home energy audits and retrofits.
The program, available through Union Gas and Enbridge, will help make about 37,000 additional homes more energy efficient.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement Monday, stating homeowners could receive $500 to $2,000 to help buy new energy-efficient furnaces, windows and insulation.
“We want people to be able to save money year after year by making their homes more efficient, but it can be tough to pay for the entire cost of these projects,” she says.
“By expanding our rebate programs as part of the Climate Change Action Plan, we will help more people across our province reduce their energy bills and their emissions.”
Rebates are available to homes heated by oil, propane, wood and natural gas – with retrofits saving natural gas customers $1.50 to $4 for every dollar invested.
The government is providing $100-million over three years for home energy audits and retrofits through the Green Investment Fund.
The efforts are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.6-million tonnes over the lifespan of the renovations.