How to Get a Home Insulation Rebate

Home insulation is a cost effective way to improve the energy efficiency of your house. This reduces your Manitoba Hydro bill and increases comfort. Foam insulation is available for attics, walls and foundations. It can be installed by contractors or yourself. Foam insulation has many benefits including improved air quality and noise reduction. You can get a rebate for installing foam insulation if you are a Manitoba resident. The amount of your rebate will depend on the R-value of your existing insulation and your heating type.

The Power Smart home insulation rebate manitoba Hydro incentive to help homeowners upgrade their existing insulation in the home foundation, attic or exterior wall cavities to a higher level. This will help to save money on energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The insulation rebate applies to homes built before 1999 and does not cover the replacement of existing insulation, it only covers the addition of new insulation to a higher R-value.

Whether you want to do the job yourself or hire a contractor, it is important to find a qualified installer. Ensure that they have an active Manitoba Hydro account in your name and are registered with Efficiency Manitoba. They should also have a valid license to work in the construction industry. Make sure they are insured and follow the Manitoba Building code and regulations for safety. It is best to have a contract with them that includes an agreed upon price for the job and a timeline of completion. This will prevent any misunderstandings and disputes that may arise later on.

Before starting the insulation upgrade, you must first determine if your home is eligible for this program. It must be your primary residence or a tenant’s primary residence and must be occupied year round. It must also be a detached, semi-detached, or mobile home with a permanent foundation and a permanent water supply. You must also have an active Manitoba Hydro account in your name, have energy use consistent with someone living there, and have a attic that has less than R-30 of insulation.

Once you have determined that your home is eligible, you can begin the process of applying for your rebate. You will need to gather information, such as the number of square feet you plan on insulating, your heating type, the R-Value of your existing insulation measured in R or RSI, and the total project cost. You must apply for a rebate with either your contractor or retailer if you are doing the work yourself.

Once approved, your rebate will be issued by cheque and is valid for 12 months from the date of approval. During this time, Efficiency Manitoba reserves the right to conduct a post-verification on your project and request any additional information they deem necessary. If you are unsure about the requirements, or need further assistance, please contact your local Efficiency Manitoba office. They can provide a list of recommended contractors and retailers, or help you with your application.