Yes, that’s right folks, here in Canada, when it comes to improving your home’s energy efficiency, if you snoozed, you lost. As of March 31, 2010, if you haven’t already booked your appointment with an energy auditor you can no longer apply for any ecoEnergy retrofit grant money from the feds. Do NOT get me started on the short-sightedness of this latest cost-cutting measure. The only good news? So far it looks like the provincial Ontario grants have not been affected by Mr. Harper’s latest move — keep your fingers crossed they don’t follow suit.
To qualify to receive your federal ecoEnergy Retrofit grant, you must complete your retrofits by March 31, 2011 in order to get the grant money.
You are still eligible if you’ve already had your assessment or have even booked your appointment.
A little warning might have been nice, but there you go.
For more information see the Office of Energy Efficiency’s Home Page.