Climate Change

Energy Efficiency in Oil Heated Homes Program

Through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund (LCELF), the Provincial and the Federal Governments are expanding eligibility for insulation and thermostat rebates to include households reliant on fuel-oil for spacing heating. The Province is implementing this initiative through a partnership with takeCharge, a joint energy efficiency initiative of Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.

Homeowners reliant on fuel-oil for space heating are required to demonstrate a minimum of 1,000 litres in annual fuel-oil consumption to be eligible for these rebates. Eligible homeowners can receive:

  • Seventy-five (75) per cent of the cost of insulation for their basement ceiling or walls, to a maximum of $1,000;
  • Fifty (50) per cent of the cost of insulation for their attic, to a maximum of $1,000; and
  • Ten (10) dollars per programmable thermostat installed and five (5) dollars per electronic thermostat installed.

The expansion to include fuel-oil heated homes is supported by a total provincial and federal investment of $2.05 million over four years (2018-2022) through the LCELF, with $1.54 million from the Provincial Government and $0.51 million from the Federal Government.

This program complements the rebate programs that takeCharge already offers to electrically-heated homes for the purchase of products, such as insulation and programmable thermostats, using funding from ratepayers.

Further information on the insulation rebate, including application forms and eligibility criteria, can be found at: External Link

Further information on the thermostat rebate, including application forms and eligibility criteria, is available at: External Link

For more information on this program, contact your electrical utility at:

Newfoundland Power Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
1-800-663-2802 1-888-737-1296
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