ClearView Plumbing & Heating

June 09, 2009 09:36 ET

ClearView and Federal Government Offer Cash to Make Calgary Homes More Energy Efficient

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Calgary-based heating and plumbing contractor ClearView announced a new rebate program that will provide cash to homeowners who want to go green and save money on their energy bills.

Homeowners who take advantage of the federal government's ecoEnergy retrofit program will get another bonus when they hire ClearView to install a new energy-efficient furnace: a $400 cash rebate to offset the cost of an energy audit.

The federal program requires an energy efficiency evaluation or audit by a certified energy adviser. Once the initial assessment is done, homeowners can take on as many improvements as they like. Furnaces are a highly desirable retrofit because of the cost savings they offer. They also come with some cash incentives. The federal program offers up to $790 for high-efficiency furnaces. To qualify, homeowners must complete their retrofits and a final energy evaluation by March 31, 2011 and within 18 months of their initial energy evaluation.

The province of Alberta has its own program that offers up to $500 for a new high-efficiency home heating system. When the ClearView incentive is added to government rebate programs, total cost savings can be upwards of $1,500, depending on the efficiency rating of the furnace installed.

Over 260,000 Canadians have had an initial energy audit done, and some 42,00 have followed up with upgrades. The average grant repaid to homeowners is $1,050. Energy evaluations typically take less than two hours and provide valuable information about how a home's energy efficiency can be improved.

ClearView technicians have been recommending and installing high-efficiency furnaces for many years. Knowing the technology well, they are ideally suited to the important task of assessing a home to ensure homeowners do not overpay and end up with too much furnace for the size of their dwelling.

For more information on the ClearView rebate and similar programs from the provincial and federal governments, visit http://www.clearviewplumbing.ca/plumbing-news/calgary-cash-incentives-energy-upgrades.html.

Contact Information

  • ClearView Plumbing and Heating
    Kyle Lumsden
    (403) 216-8439