The Home Winterproofing Program can help your income-eligible tenants reduce their energy use and lower their natural gas bill. If your tenants qualify, your rental property will benefit from free insulation, draft proofing and a smart thermostat, professionally installed at no cost to you or your tenant.

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What are the upgrades?
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Eligibility
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How the program works
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FAQs

Good for tenants, good for your property

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Make your tenants’ homes more comfortable year round.
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Get free home improvements for your rental property.
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Lower your tenants’ monthly natural gas bill.
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Eliminate the need to use space heaters and other alternative heating sources.

What’s included

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    A free home energy assessment, at your tenants’ convenience.

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    Free energy-efficient upgrades, including insulation, draft proofing and a smart thermostat.

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    Quick, professional installation by our qualified contractors.

Income-eligible tenants will receive these free upgrades

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Insulation upgrades can improve tenant comfort, enhance indoor air quality and eliminate drafts.
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Sealing air leaks can help prevent heat from escaping through cracks in walls and around windows and doors.
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Your tenants will love the convenience of a thermostat that adjusts automatically to save energy.

Talk to your tenants about participating if:

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    They have an Enbridge Gas account in their name.

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    They meet the program’s income eligibility criteria.

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    Your rental property is heated with a natural gas furnace or boiler.

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    Your property is a detached, semi-detached or row townhouse.

We take care of everything

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Tenants apply directly to the program

We work with authorized delivery agents across Ontario to manage the application process. Your tenants will need to provide proof of income—all of which will remain confidential.
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We’ll need your written consent

If your tenants are eligible, our delivery agent will reach out to verify your information, ask questions about your property and answer any questions you may have.
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Free, professional installation

If we find that your rental property is eligible for free upgrades, our qualified contractors will install them at a time that’s convenient for you and/or your tenants. It’s quick, clean and there’s no cost to you.
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Home energy assessment is scheduled

A delivery agent will visit your rental property to check whether it’s properly insulated. Either you or your tenants must be home.
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Follow-up visit

The same delivery agent will visit your rental property again to make sure everything’s working properly and to provide energy-saving tips to your tenants.

Sound too good to be true? More than 22,000 homes have participated.

By helping Ontarians reduce energy use, we’re not only doing our part in the fight against climate change, but helping to keep natural gas affordable for all by avoiding expensive repairs on our infrastructure.

Would your tenants benefit from free upgrades?

Encourage them to review the program details and apply online.

See program details

Frequently asked questions

Can I apply on behalf of my tenant(s)?

No. As eligibility criteria includes household income, tenants must apply directly to the program to provide proof of income and other relevant documentation.


I have multiple units in my rental property—do all tenants need to apply?

Yes, all tenants must apply separately and meet the income eligibility criteria to qualify for free energy-saving upgrades.


What do I need to provide as written permission?

Once it has been determined that your tenant meets the income eligibility criteria, our program delivery agent will contact you to complete and sign the Home Winterproofing Program participant form.


Do I have to be on-site during the home energy assessment or installation?

Either you or your tenant must be home for the home energy assessment and installation.


Are your delivery agents and contractors authorized?

We work with delivery agents across Ontario to offer this program. They are authorized to work with you every step of the way and are available to answer any questions throughout the process.

Please see this page for a full list of authorized Delivery Agents.


How many visits can my tenants expect?

We’ll need to schedule at least three visits: the first, to assess whether your rental property needs energy-saving upgrades; the second, to install the upgrades; and a final follow-up visit.


More tips and offers for your home

Income Qualified Free Smart Thermostat

Eligible income? Get a FREE smart thermostat.

You may qualify for a FREE Emerson Sensi smart thermostat, professionally installed and set up at no cost to you.

Home Efficiency Rebate

Planning a home renovation? Get up to $5,000 back.

We offer rebates to help offset the cost of insulation, air sealing, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, new windows and doors.