Residential Retail Products Program means more rebates for Alberta home improvements

Renée Francoeur
April 20, 2017
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Minister Phillips tests new windows at All Weather Windows in Edmonton.
Minister Phillips tests new windows at All Weather Windows in Edmonton. Photo courtesy Energy Efficiency Alberta.
April 20, 2017 - Residential Retail Products, a new Energy Efficiency Alberta program, says it will support homeowners and local Alberta contractors through rebates for insulation, tankless hot water heaters and windows.

Beginning April 28, rebates of up to $3500 will be available for eligible home improvement products, including insulation for attics, basements and above-grade walls. Tankless hot water heaters (Energy Star-certified) and triple glaze (low-e, argon) windows will also be available.

To qualify, homeowners must select from a list of Alberta-based registered contractors on efficiencyalberta.ca to install eligible products. Contractors will guide homeowners through the application and rebates will go directly to the homeowner once each project is complete.

“Energy efficiency makes life more affordable for Albertans. It also creates good jobs,” said Shannon Phillips, minister of Environment and Parks and minister responsible for the Climate Change Office. “The Home Improvement Rebate will make a practical difference for Alberta families while supporting local contractors and helping to diversify our economy.”

Contractors who wish to be added to the registry can apply at efficiencyalberta.ca. They must complete a short training course and meet the following criteria:

•    be a legally registered business in Alberta,
•    have current liability insurance,
•    have current Workers’ Compensation coverage.

The Home Improvement Rebate is one part of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s $24-million Residential Retail Products Program. The province says more details on other products in the program will be coming soon.

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