Energy Efficiency in Oil Heated Homes Rebate for Thermostats
The Thermostat and Insulation Programs for oil heated homes has ended. Insulation and Thermostats must be purchased and installed on or before December 31, 2023 and we will accept applications until February 15, 2024. After this date the program will be closed and applications for oil-heated homes will not be accepted.
Rebates for programmable and electronic thermostats 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.
- Save energy and money.
- Make your home more comfortable – electronic and programmable thermostats are more accurate than dial thermostats.
- Get even more from a programmable thermostat:
- Wake up in the morning and come home at the end of a day to a warm house.
- No hassle with turning the heat up and down – set it and forget it!
How to Get a Rebate
Your home must use at least 1,000 litres of oil annually. A copy of a current annual statement or receipt that shows a minimum of 1,000 litres of oil consumption must be included with the application.
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.
Thermostats must be purchased on or after March 8, 2019.
If you received funding for insulation through the Home Energy Savings Program you are not eligible for this rebate.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Programmable and electronic (non-programmable) thermostats can qualify for a rebate. Smart-thermostats also qualify.
- Be used to control oil heating systems.
- Have a setting precision of +/- 0.5 degrees Celsius or better.
A rebate is only provided if no other person or contractor has received a rebate for the same thermostat.
HOW TO BUY AND INSTALL
You can purchase eligible electronic and programmable thermostats at a local retailer or online. Just make sure the thermostats meet the eligibility criteria.
Keep your receipt. You will need to submit a copy with your application.
We recommend you have a qualified electrician install your thermostats.
HOW TO APPLY
Once your thermostats are 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.
- Upload or mail a copy of your current annual statement or receipt that shows a minimum of 1,000 litres of oil consumption.
- Allow up to eight weeks for processing.
- Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro may visit your home and confirm the thermostat installation at any time within 15 months from when the rebate was processed.
How to Maximize your Energy Savings
- Set back the heat when you are asleep or away.
- Set your programmable thermostats to turn the heat down to 16°C between:
- 9 am – 5 pm while at work
- 11 pm – 7 am when gone to bed
- To maximize comfort and savings, program your thermostats to heat up your home about 30 minutes before you get up in the morning and just before you get home from work.
- Your programmable thermostats may need to be reset after a power outage so check to make sure your settings are still in place.
takeCHARGE reserves the right to change or terminate the Thermostat 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.