THERMOSTAT REBATE PROGRAM COMING TO A CLOSE
You did it, Newfoundland and Labrador! Through your participation, hundreds of thousands of energy-efficient thermostats have been successfully installed in homes, resulting in substantial energy savings for our individuals and families throughout the province.
We will still accept applications for rebates on electric and programmable thermostats up to the end of 2023. Applications submitted online or postmarked on or before December 31, 2023, will be accepted.
We will continue to offer our Insulation, Air Sealing, HRV, and Instant Rebates as well as an Energy Savers Kit for income-qualified customers. Also, we will continue to offer energy efficiency rebates to our commercial customers through our Business Efficiency Program.
We’re here to help. If you have questions, email us at ContactUs@TakeChargeNL.ca or call your electric utility at 1-800-663-2802 (Newfoundland Power) / 1-888-737-1296 (Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro).
As always, stay up-to-date on the latest energy efficiency tips, advice, and rebates by connecting with us through our website and social media channels too.
- Save money and make your home more comfortable – electronic and programmable thermostats are more accurate than dial thermostats, which can throw off the temperature by as much as five degrees up or down.
- Get even more from a programmable thermostat:
- Save hundreds on heating costs.
- 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
Do You Qualify?
New and existing homes can qualify for a rebate.
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).
What to Look For
Programmable and electronic (non-programmable) thermostats can qualify for a rebate. New smart-thermostats can be controlled by a smart phone, tablet or computer, which makes it easy to program and track your energy use.
- Be used to control electric heating systems.
- Have a setting precision of +/- 0.5 degrees Celsius.
- A rebate is only provided if no other person or contractor has received a rebate for the same thermostat.
Where to use Programmable and Electronic Thermostats
|Main living areas such as the family room, living room, and kitchen.||Less used areas like the laundry room, porches, hallways, and spare bedrooms.|
How To Buy and Install
You can purchase eligible electronic and programmable thermostats at a local retailer or online. Just make sure that the thermostats meet the eligibility criteria.
Keep your receipt. You will need to submit a copy with your application.
We recommend that 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.
- 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.
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.