GreenON Rebate Program

Wayne Palmer (President) and Paul Travis (Vice-President) of George Kent Home Improvement

Receive up to $7,200 rebates off insulation and up to $5000 for high-performance replacement windows! A total of $12,200 in Rebates!!

You should always make sure that your home is safe from drafts and outside elements. Now you can do just that with rebates for select high-performance replacement windows and insulation for your home! A well-insulated home allows you and your family to enjoy the perfect temperature while also reducing the heating and cooling costs.

Who Can Enjoy the Rebates?

Through participating contractors, like us at George Kent Home Improvements, Ontario residents living in a detached home, a semi, or a townhome, can participate in GreenON Rebates. Tenants can join, too, with the written permission of their landlord.

What You Get

Insulation

You can upgrade the insulation in your home from top to bottom with rebates of up to $7200. This applies to both the cost of your purchase and the installation of insulation. Avoid drafts. Save on your heating and cooling bills. Maintain a comfortable temperature at home by upgrading your attic, basement, and exterior wall insulation.

  • Get $1/ft2 up to $1,500 when you upgrade your attic insulation
  • Get $2/ft2 up to $1,900 for updating your basement insulation
  • Get $2/ft2 up to $3,800 for your exterior wall insulation upgrade

Air Sealing

The smallest of gaps and cracks still contribute to the energy losses in your home and make your furnace work harder than it should. Keep the heat inside your home and keep those elements out by air sealing your home.

Receive $100 for air sealing your home. This must be completed in conjunction with the rebate for insulation.

Windows

Upgrade to select high-performance windows and enjoy $500 per window up to $5000.

Our high-performance windows are specifically designed to lessen energy loss and condensation, as well as minimize outdoor noise. It also helps homeowners save on heating and cooling costs while at the same time increasing their homes’ resale value.

Note that the rebate is applicable to every rough opening. That means bay and bow windows with more than one glass unit qualify for one rebate.

Windows 101

High-performing windows are amazingly energy-efficient. They significantly reduce energy loss, minimize noise, and lessen condensation while also improving home comfort and increasing resale value. Get to know the basics of high-efficiency windows here.

What Do You Need to Know?

When you get replacement windows, you want to be sure that they are on ENERGY STAR®’s Most Efficient 2017 models list. This list recognizes the highest performance products that have a U-factor at or below 1.4 W/m2•K or 0.25 Btu/h•ft2•°F.

Proper Installation is Important

Aside from the type of replacement windows you choose, the way they are installed is of utmost importance. Even a high-performance window, when installed improperly can allow dust, drafts, noise, and water leaks. These things can soon lead to expensive repair work. Make sure you choose a GreenON participating contractor to ensure proper installation.

Before you decide on what upgrade you are going to get, consider these things first:

The Best Installation Option for You

If you want to qualify for GreenON Fund Rebates, you can ask a participating contractor about brick-to-brick installation.

Low E-Coatings

Lessen heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer up to about 30%.

The Most Suitable Frames

Inquire about the pros and cons of every type of frame, as well as the style that will fit your home the best.

Insulation 101

Good insulation is very important. A home with effective insulation saves energy and reduces heating and cooling costs. It is important that you know the basics of insulation so you can make informed choices.

R-Value

Insulation is labeled and rated using an R-value. It is measured based on two factors which are the thickness of the material and how efficiently it keeps heat transfer at a minimum. The higher the R-value, the better your home will be able to withstand energy loss. Look for a rating of at least 20 for a basement and exterior wall insulation and 50 for attic insulation to be eligible for GreenON rebates.

Different Insulation Types

Blanket Insulation

This is the most commonly used insulation type. It is made from natural fibers, fiberglass, or rock wool.

Blown-in or Loose-fill

This is a good choice for attics and hard-to-reach places. It is made from recycled paper (cellulose) or fiberglass.

Rigid Board

This is normally rigid foam that is used in foundations, walls, and roofs.

Spray Foam

This is expanding foam that is directly sprayed and used for wall and attic insulation. It is also used for tight air sealing.

Speak with a participating contractor to know where insulation will be most needed in your home. But usually, these three areas should be effectively insulated:

Attic – Seal around the attic hatch, recessed lights, and plumbing vent stack, and ceiling joints.

Basement – Seal around the dryer vent and outdoor faucet. Adding rigid boards and spray foam can also help lessen condensation.

Exterior Walls – Seal around the kitchen vent fan, sill plate, and top plate.

Cracks and Gaps

Up to a quarter of heat loss in a home is because of leaks. Detecting and addressing air leaks around windows, doors, soffits, ducts, and more can really help.

George Kent's head office is located in Mississauga but these are the areas we service in the GTA