Your house begins to get old. But with today’s real estate market, moving out isn’t an option. No problem. The federal government, the provincial government and Hydro-Québec have programs and grants that can help you renovate at lower costs while you get your energy expenses down. There are also renovation grants available for you if you have the intention of buying a new house.
Rénoclimat: Renovation to Improve the Energy Efficiency
Improving your house’s energy efficiency by subsidizing insulation and sealing work, or by installing a heat pump is the goal of the Rénoclimat program. This program offers generous sums of money for you to add cellulose in your attic or for isolating your basement.
Novoclimat: For a Performing New House
Did you know that a Novoclimat certified new house guaranties 20% yearly savings on your energy bill? These high performance constructions are built by Novoclimat certified entrepreneurs and ventilation specialists.
Canadian Grants for Greener Houses
With this Canadian program, you could receive up to $5000 to optimize your house’s energy yield. Among others, by improving the insulation or air sealing, by replacing the doors and windows, and by installing smart thermostats.
Chauffez vert : for the replacement of your heating system
Still heating with propane or fuel oil? With this energy renovation program, you could receive financial help to replace your heating system for an electric one, or for a system using renewable energy such as photovoltaic panels.
Efficient Heat Pump Program
A heat pump is a safe bet for regulating your house’s temperature in an efficient way while you make substantial savings during winter as well as during summer. With the help of this Hydro-Québec program, you could receive money for replacing your heat pump or to install one.
Program for the residences that are affected by pyrrhotite
If your house’s foundations have been damaged by the pyrrhotite, this financial help could help you do the needed work to guarantee the foundation’s integrity.
Montreal renovation Programs
This municipal renovation program can allow you to get help in order to renovate, restore or replace certain exterior or interior components such as doors, windows, roofing or the fireplace.
City of Quebec’s Programs and subventions
The city of Quebec offers many programs to help you renovate. Eligible projects range from replacing a fireplace to an anti-back flow device, or even by adapting a home for a handicapped person.
Roulez vert : for the installation of an electrical terminal
Saving on your energy costs also applies to gas. The Quebec government encourages you to drive electric vehicles by offering financial help of $600 to buy and install an electrical terminal at home.
Whatever renovation you need to do on your home, get in touch with your municipality. Most of the cities have programs to help you.
If you want to know if your insulation renovation is admissible, don’t hesitate to ask one of our experts.
This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by François Morissette
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