A properly insulated home will save energy and money—starting with a rebate for 75% of the cost of attic and basement insulation, up to $1,000 for attic insulation, and up to $1,000 for basement insulation. That’s up to $2,000 in rebates!

While every home is different, the heating costs for an electrically-heated home in Newfoundland and Labrador are around $1,500 per year. If your home is not properly insulated, you could end up spending much more. Insulating your basement could save you over $700 each year. Top up your attic insulation, and you could be looking
at an additional $250 in annual savings! Wondering how much you can save? Check out our insulation savings calculator.

Applying for a rebate is easy, but you’ll need to ensure that you meet program eligibility. Rebates are available to homeowners, contractors and landlords in Newfoundland and Labrador with active electricity accounts, who also meet the home and project requirements outlined below.

Before submitting your application, carefully read the below criteria to ensure your rebate will be approved.

Home Eligibility

  • Your home’s 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).
  • The R-Value of the insulation materials must meet the minimum R-Value requirements after the insulation is installed. See ‘Project Eligibility’ below for the table of R-Values.
  • Your home must have been built and connected to the electricity system before January 1, 2014.
  • Your home must be on a permanent foundation and intended as a primary residence.
  • You must be the homeowner, and your home must have an active electricity account.


Project Eligibility

All types of CSA-approved insulation with a verifiable R-Value are eligible. This includes batt, rigid board, loose fill blown-in and spray foam. Spray foam insulation must be installed by a certified professional installer.

  • Measure the space to determine eligibility, including the existing insulation depth for attics.
  • Ensure purchased insulation covers the space and meets the required depth or R-Value.
  • Check brand specifications and consult installers or building supply staff to ensure your measurements are correct.
  • The receipt must detail the number of bags purchased, brand, R-Value, and square footage of purchase. This is used to calculate the amount of insulation required for you to receive a rebate.

After the insulation is installed, the R-Value MUST meet the minimum requirement and will be rebated only to the maximum R-Value requirement.

R-Value requirement

R-Value requirement

  1. The rebate applies to pre-tax insulation costs. Other materials (e.g., vapor barrier, studding, etc.) and labour are NOT rebated.
  2. Rebates will be paid for basement and crawl space wall upgrades, or basement and crawl space ceiling upgrades, but not both.
  3. You may add to existing insulation to reach the recommended R-Value, but rebates will not be provided to replace existing insulation.
  4. All insulation must be new, in good condition, and not previously installed in another home or building.
  5. Only eligible insulation products with a qualifying purchase receipt will be rebated.
  6. For attics without existing insulation or where the existing insulation required replacement, rebates will be calculated with a starting R-Value of R20.
  7. If you have received a rebate for insulation from another rebate program, your takeCHARGE rebate may be adjusted to ensure you do not receive a total rebate greater than 100% of your pre-tax material purchase.

*Your home and project must meet eligibility requirements.
†Savings and costs vary.

What to Do Once Your Project is Complete

For more information on applying for a rebate, download our brochure or watch our “How To Apply For A Rebate” video below.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ.

Ready to Apply for a Rebate?

Once you have ensured you meet the above home and project eligibility requirements, head over to our online application form, or print and send your application to the utility that issues your electricity bill.

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Just Getting Started?

For information and tips on insulating your basement and attic, visit our Resources page to learn about:

  • What to do before starting your project
  • How much you can save with our online calculator
  • DIY tips
  • How to locate a certified professional installer
  • And more