SaskEnergy offers rebates, program to support heating efficiency and safety this winter

As the winter heating season begins, SaskEnergy has launched three programs to assist homeowners across the province with home equipment upgrades, maintenance and safety. SaskEnergy’s Residential Equipment Replacement Rebate, the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Rebate, and a second phase of the Tune-Up Assistance Program (TAP) are available to residents as of November 2nd, 2020.

 

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Building on its successful Residential Furnace Rebate in 2019, SaskEnergy has renamed and expanded the program for 2020-21 to include monetary rebates for the purchase and installation of qualifying high-efficiency natural gas furnaces, boilers, combi-boilers, HRVs, and water heaters through SaskEnergy Network Members. Rebate amounts will vary depending on the eligible equipment being installed.

 

“Last year, SaskEnergy provided more than $1 million in support for Saskatchewan customers through rebate programs,” said Bronwyn Eyre, Minister of Responsible for SaskEnergy. “The expanded Residential Equipment Replacement Rebate will support homeowner investments in upgraded, energy-efficient equipment and optimize home energy use, which will save customers both energy and money.

 

As the temperatures drop and furnaces across the province are firing up, it is important that homeowners take steps to ensure that their furnace(s) run as efficiently and safely as possible through proper maintenance. SaskEnergy’s Tune-Up Assistance Program (TAP) has provided quality furnace maintenance to 1,300 low-income homeowners across the province over the past four years. The 2020 program was launched in June, and SaskEnergy is now opening a second application period to reach additional homeowners this winter.

 

Qualified applicants receive a free Home Heating Tune-Up from a local SaskEnergy Network Member, two furnace filters, a carbon monoxide alarm, and up to $100 in equipment repairs if required. 

 

In addition to the program expansions, SaskEnergy is also offering a rebate on carbon monoxide alarms from participating retailers across the province. The $10 rebate will be applied at the point of purchase in 139 stores across 75 communities until January 31st, 2021. Carbon monoxide alarms are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting residents from carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

More information about the Residential Equipment Replacement Rebate, the Tune-Up Assistance Program, and the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Rebate can be found at www.saskenergy.com. Interested applicants can also contact SaskEnergy’s Customer Solutions at customersolutions@saskenergy.com.