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(Government of Canada) Energy rebates and incentives site

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[OP]
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(Government of Canada) Energy rebates and incentives site

This is a handy (government) website that lists and describes various rebates and incentives to save energy etc...

Choose your province:
http://www.incentivesandrebates.ca/gc_fi_search.asp

For Ontario:
http://www.incentivesandrebates.ca/gc_f ... ch&lang=en

For example:

- Transit pass tax rebate (this has circulated through RFD before)

- car heaven (had not seen this one before - Ontario only?)
Participants who donate a car of 1995 vintage or older that is currently on the road will receive a $1,000 certificate towards the purchase of a new General Motors or Saturn/Saab vehicle, or a charitable receipt for a minimum of $60. The car will also be towed away free of charge (valued at $200).

- or you can get it towed away with the Kidney Car Program

A number relate to replacing furnaces, thermostats, appliances, and even toilets... ("beer fridge bounty" coming soon!)

Probably worth checking out if you recently did any home renos etc... or are planning to.
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thanks for the site, gonna look it over, always good to save some money
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Thanks for the link! Those incentives are excellent because we're going to be reno'ing some more this Spring.

I just did my EnerGuide home evaluation and I'm getting about $890 back from the gov. :)

For Toronto residents, let's not forget about the toilet rebates.
http://www.toronto.ca/watereff/flush/index.htm

Thanks OP!
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You should change the title of the thread.
That site is not part of the Government of Canada.

Whois results

Domain incentivesandrebates.ca
Registrant Name Pembina Institute of Alberta
Registrar DomainsAtCost Corp.
Renewal Date 2008/10/29
Date approved 2004/10/29
Last changed 2007/01/25
Description An independent, citizen-based think tank, an activist public interest organization and a non-profit consulting group with a solid reputation for technically reliable and innovative results.
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Don't forget that under the new transit tax rebate, you can also get a non-refundable tax rebate on any transit passes that you have to buy through school. (see the site for details)
[OP]
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You should change the title of the thread.
That site is not part of the Government of Canada.
That is an interesting observation. However, it is linked to from government websites and has the offical government 'look and feel':

http://www.ec.gc.ca/envhome.html

(see 'incentives and rebates' link in right hand box. I actually came across the link when on another government site as well.)

It does says on the original link that I posted that:

"This information is maintained by the Pembina Institute. Found an error? Know of an incentive or rebate not listed here? Click here. "

Anyway, while I think it is safe to say that it is at least "government approved" I will adjust the title to make you feel better :lol:

I think it is likely because it includes links to both national, provincial, and local incentives and rebates (i.e. it would probably require at least three separate groups to maintain each of the levels of government links). They include links to all of the official websites for each rebate or incentive.

Here is a link to the "about Pembina" site if you are really concerned (about what?)...

http://www.pembina.org/about.asp
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I want to get a Central AC installed using this program in our new house but we don't have an existing unit.

I don't see anywhere in the information file about the contractor or homeowner having to provide proof of an existing unit when the claim/invoice is submitted.

Since I am going to be installing an Energy Star Central AC unit, I should be OK, right?

Otherwise, there isn't a lot of point getting a fancy high-end AC unit in Southern Ontario, you aren't going to save much money over the life of the unit getting a Seer 13 over 14, from what I have read.

There is an excel file found here http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/b ... lc_CAC.xls

that demonstrates the savings you can get by purchasing different SEER units.

Since we only use AC for a few months of the year, there isn't a lot of incentive in my opinion.

What do you guys think about 1)not having an existing unit and 2)SEER 13 vs 14 (couple hundred bucks more I think max)?
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What do you guys think about 1)not having an existing unit
Are you referring to this program?

http://www.incentivesandrebates.ca/gc_f ... 0&keyword=

It clearly states that:
"A $500 rebate is available for the replacement of an existing central air conditioning system with an ENERGY STAR
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I was thinking of calling the contractor tomorrow . . . there should be some economic incentive to buy an Energy Star unit for new purchasers as well. I figure the contractor will confirm what you have said, but I will call anyway because you just never know!
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"Welcome to the Conservative Party of Canada's Environment Program. Rather than actually caring about the environment ourselves, we're just going to link you to the people who do. And thanks again for voting Conservative."

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MrFurious wrote:
Feb 1st, 2007 9:46 am
"Welcome to the Conservative Party of Canada's Environment Program. Rather than actually caring about the environment ourselves, we're just going to link you to the people who do. And thanks again for voting Conservative."

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NP :lol:
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thanks OP. These are great info to get some $$ back. :cheesygri
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Speaking from experience, a lot of central air contractors & installers don't like to do the rebate paperwork. There's a ton of measurements & calculations that they have to do. Generally, they will try to steer you clear of teh energystar, and tell you to buy a seer 13 or 14.
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Great POST. Extremely handy... It is people like you that makes this forum awesome, you rock. Thanks a lot. :)
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