Get It Started!
Once you’ve checked your insulation levels and you know it’s time to top up, decide what type of insulation you want to use.
All types of CSA-approved insulation with a verifiable R-value are eligible for a takeCHARGE rebate. Just make sure you meet the required R-values for each area.
|BASEMENT WALL (REQUIRED R18 TO 25)|
|Example 1||Starting with no insulation? Add R12 batt + R6 rigid board|
|Example 2||Starting with no insulation? Add R20 batt|
|ATTIC (REQUIRED R50 to 55, R60 in Labrador)|
|Example 1||Starting with R20? Add R30 blown-in|
|Example 2||Starting withR30? Add R20 batt|
Buying your insulation
Peter Upshall, our Energy Expert, takes you through all the things you need to consider when purchasing your insulation.
Hire a contractor to install, or do it yourself with these tips!
How to insulate your basement:
Make sure to keep the R-Values in mind.
Refer to the table of R-values below to make sure your project meets the eligibility requirements for a rebate.
|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.
Your home and project must meet eligibility requirements to get a rebate. Learn more.