Energy Efficiency in Oil Heated Homes Rebate for Insulation

Rebates for insulation upgrades are now available for customers with oil heated homes through the Energy Efficiency in Oil Heated Homes Program. This program is delivered through takeCHARGE in partnership with the Federal and Provincial Governments.

Receive a rebate of 75% of the cost of insulation for your basement ceiling or walls up to $1000.

Receive a rebate of 50% of the cost of insulation for your attic up to $1000.

Limited Availability


  • Having enough insulation will save you energy and money.
  • Insulation keeps your house cozy when temperatures drop.
  • Attic insulation helps keep your home cool in the summer and basement insulation combats humidity issues

Home Eligibility

To be eligible:

  • Your home must use at least 1,000 liters of oil annually. A copy of a current annual statement or receipt that shows a minimum of 1,000 liters of oil consumption must be included with the application.
  • Your home must have been built and connected to the electricity system prior to 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.
  • Insulation must be purchased on or after March 8, 2019.

Project Eligibility

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.

  • 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.

To find an installer, click here.

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.

Apply NowPrint Application

  • Upload or mail a copy of your purchase receipt with your application.
  • Upload a copy of your current annual statement or receipt that shows a minimum of 1,000 liters of oil consumption.
  • 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.

    Don’t forget to make sure your project meets the minimum R-Value for a rebate.

    Basement and Crawl Space Walls 18 25
    Basement and Crawl Space Ceiling 30 35
    Attic 50 55 (R-60 in Labrador)
  • 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 and can be combined to achieve a higher R-Value rating. Check out our minimum requirements for the Insulation Rebate.

    Basement and Crawl Space Walls 18 25
    Basement and Crawl Space Ceiling 30 35
    Attic 50 55 (R-60 in Labrador)
    • 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.
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    Set the temperature back by five degrees at night or when you are away to further reduce your heating costs. You 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.