Newfoundland Temperatures getting colder! Time to explore ecoENERGY Retrofit and Home Renovation Tax Credit programs

September 9, 2009 · Filed Under Energuide Info, Home Maintenance 

What a great summer we are having (or is it had).  Unfortunately you can feel the Newfoundland nights getting colder.  On that note, it might be a great time to think of ways to make your home more energy-efficient AND receive grants through the ecoENERGY Retrofit Program. There you can find a list of improvements and retrofits that are eligible under the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program and the corresponding grant amounts. The maximum grant you can receive for a home is $5,000.  Don’t forget the Home Renovation Tax Credit.  You can claim a non-refundable tax credit on your 2009 income tax return based on eligible expenses incurred for work performed or goods acquired after January 27, 2009, and before February 1, 2010 resulting in a maximum tax credit of $1,350.

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3 Responses to “Newfoundland Temperatures getting colder! Time to explore ecoENERGY Retrofit and Home Renovation Tax Credit programs”

  1. A J Gill on September 9th, 2009 9:57 am

    Good to see you pushing the ecoenergy refit. I did some work on my house and got a $2,200 grant from the feds. The provincial gov’t has also jumped on board and will match the federal grant $ for $ up to $1500. So, the grants from both levels of gov’t can really help pay for a lot of the materials if you do the work yourself.

  2. clarence butt on January 13th, 2010 11:37 pm

    i would like to know more about this energy grant, i’am a seinor, and i need some insluation plus some windows,,, do i come under anything that could help me save on my heating bill

    thank you

  3. Stephen Winters on January 19th, 2010 11:11 am

    Hey Clarence,

    You can find a list of improvements and retrofits that are eligible under the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program and the corresponding grant amounts from this link http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/retrofit-homes/retrofit-qualify-grant.cfm#list

    From this page you will see that you can get $375 to $1875 for exterior wall insulation ($250 to $1250 for basement walls) and $40 per window.

    It’s best that you view the links above and you’ll get more info.

    Steve