Don’t wait to insulate! Add basement or attic insulation before the end of 2016 and you could WIN 100% of your insulation costs back—up to $3,000! Learn about the WINSULATION contest.
- Having enough insulation can save you thousands on heating costs. Heating usually accounts for over 50% of the electricity used in electrically heated homes.
- Insulation keeps your house cozy when temperatures drop.
- Attic insulation helps keep your home cool in the summer and basement insulation combats humidity issues.
Do you Qualify?
To be eligible:
- You must be the homeowner and your home must have an active electricity account.
- Your home must be on a permanent foundation and intended as a residence.
- Your primary source of heat must be electric. If an additional heating source is used your home must have a minimum annual electricity usage of 15,000 kilowatt hours (kWh).
- Your home must have been built and connected to the electricity system prior to January 1, 2014
What to Look For
All types of CSA-approved insulation with a verifiable R-Value are eligible including batt, rigid board, loose fill blown in and spray foam.
The R-Value must meet the following minimum and maximum R-Value requirements after the insulation is installed. Rebates are only available for the amount of insulation required to complete your project.
|INSULATION LOCATION||R-VALUE REQUIREMENTS|
|Basement and Crawl Space Walls||18||25|
|Basement and Crawl Space Ceiling||30||35|
|Attic||50||55 (R-60 in Labrador)|
The rebate applies to pre-tax insulation costs. Other materials and labour will not be reimbursed.
Rebates will be paid for basement/crawl space walls or basement/crawl space ceiling upgrades, but not both.
You may add to existing insulation to reach the recommended R-value, but rebates will not be provided to replace existing insulation.
How to Buy & Install
You can purchase your insulation at a local retailer or through your contractor. Keep your receipt. You will need to submit a copy with your application.
You can install the insulation yourself or hire a contractor.
Check out a demonstration on how to insulate your basement.
How to Apply
Once your insulation is installed you can apply online or by mail. Your rebate will be applied as a credit on your electricity bill.
- Upload or mail a copy of your purchase receipt with your application.
- Allow up to eight weeks for processing.
- Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro may visit your home and confirm the insulation installation at any time within 15 months from when the rebate was processed.
Find out which type of insulation is right for your project
- The most common material used in the basement and crawl space wall areas is batt insulation, which is often used in combination with rigid board. Spray foam can also be used to insulate your basement walls.
- Batt or spray foam are typically used for insulation upgrades to basement or crawl space ceiling areas.
- Batt, loose fill blown in or spray foam insulations are the most popular insulation types for an attic project.
Learn more about R-Values
R-Value is a way of identifying the effectiveness of insulating materials. The higher the R-Value, the greater resistance a material will have to the movement of heat. Different materials have a range of different R-Values.
- Batt: Starting at R12 and going as high as R40. The most commonly installed batt insulation has an R-Value rating of R12 or R20. Batts provide a range of R3 to R3.7 per inch; the higher the R-Value, the thicker the batt.
- Rigid board: R3.6 to R5 per inch.
- Loose fill blown in: R3 to R3.7 per inch.
- Spray Foam: R3 to R6 per inch.
How to Maximize your Energy Savings
- Seal and save in other areas of your home with these easy DIY projects. You could save $30 a year on average if you increase the air tightness of your home by 15-20%.
- Set the temperature back by five degrees at night or when you are away to further reduce your heating costs. You could reduce the energy used for heating by 10% by setting back the temperature and may be eligible for a takeCHARGE rebate on energy efficient programmable and electronic thermostats.
takeCHARGE reserves the right to change or terminate the Insulation Rebate Program at any time. If there is a difference between our printed materials and our website, please refer to the website for the most up-to-date program information.