Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Government’s Insulation Grants to Top-Up Existing Insulation

Wave bye to heating systems and chilling winds and attain more savings and more comforts with government aided insulation grants. Residents of Toronto are sanctioned to winterise their homes before winter approaches with a new home insulation grant scheme – to stay snug and warm.

A new incentive program intended for home insulation viz. the Home Energy Assistance Toronto (HEAT) has been heralded for the city of Toronto to offer topping up existing insulation. The residents will be given $1000 for upgrading their previous level of insulation to raise it to the currently recommended level. The enhancement is intended to improve energy efficiency of homes so that houses will be now able to lower greenhouse gas emission risks and heating bills with its ability to lock the heat inside.

The best thing about this insulation grants scheme is that it is tailed with the existing Federal government’s grants scheme. The insulation grants scheme has been adopted as an additional incentive to thousands of dollars provided by the provincial government and the federal government as per the eco ENERGY program.

The insulation grants are available to support upgrading insulation in all three levels – such as insulating roofs, walls and for foundation. The amount of the insulation grants varies according to the level of insulation in these three different areas of houses. Residents needing to upgrade their ceiling insulation can qualify for up to $200 from the city and up to $1,500 as combined grants of federal and provincial grants. The wall insulation upgrading scheme will vary from $500 to $3,750 when totalling the grants from federal and provincial government. The floor or foundation grants start from $300 to $2,500 when received from other two sources.