Free energy upgrades for homes in need

The Home Winterproofing Program can help you lower your natural gas bill and make your home more comfortable. If your home and household income levels qualify, you’ll get free insulation, draft proofing and a smart thermostat to reduce energy costs up to 30%.

“I’m a pensioner and I budget very carefully.”

Built nearly fifty years ago, Rosemary’s Brampton, Ontario home was drafty and cold especially around the electrical outlets in the wall and windows. Rosemary signed up for the Home Winterproofing Program and received a home energy assessment and energy-efficient upgrades, including insulation, draft proofing and a smart thermostat. Now her home is much warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Best of all? She didn’t pay a thing.

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Home comfort, at no cost to you

What’s included

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    A free home energy assessment by a trusted delivery agent.

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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.

These free upgrades can help to reduce energy costs

Wall, attic or basement insulation
Proper insulation can eliminate drafts, control moisture and minimize outside noise.

Draft proofing
We’ll seal air leaks, so the air you’re paying to heat doesn’t escape through the cracks.

Smart thermostat
A smart thermostat adjusts automatically to keep you comfortable without wasting energy.

Is your household eligible?

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    You have an Enbridge Gas account in your name.

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    Your home is heated with a natural gas furnace or boiler.

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    You meet ONE of the following criteria:

Your household income fits within these levels:

Number of people in the home Before-tax household income
1 $42,437
2 $60,014
3 $73,501
4 $84,872
5 $94,890
6 $103,947
7+ $112,275

Or, you receive assistance from one of these government programs:

  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance Grant
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Allowance for Seniors
  • Allowance for Survivors
  • Healthy Smiles
  • Ontario Electricity Support Program
  • Energy Affordability Program (EAP), formerly known as the Home Assistance Program (HAP)

Home qualification for insulation and draft proofing increases for homes built before 1980.
If your home does not qualify for insulation and draft proofing, it may still qualify for a smart thermostat.

How the program works

See if your home qualifies

Apply online or by phone at 1-844-770-3148. We work with authorized delivery agents across Ontario who will contact you with a few follow-up questions.

They'll ask for proof of income, such as a benefit statement or other supporting documents pertaining to your last tax assessment. This will be kept confidential.

Schedule a quick home visit

An authorized delivery agent will visit your home to check whether it’s properly insulated, or if air is escaping through windows and doors. This home energy assessment usually takes about two hours.

Free, professional installation

If we find that your home is eligible for free upgrades, our qualified contractors will install them at your convenience. It’s quick and clean, and there’s no cost to you.

Follow-up home visit

The same delivery agent will visit you again to make sure everything’s working properly and to answer any follow-up questions.

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.

Ready to apply?

Before you begin, review the eligibility criteria. Then, answer a few short questions to see if you qualify.

Apply now

Apply over the phone
Contact a delivery agent near you. See the complete list of authorized delivery agents.

Frequently asked questions

Why is this program free?

We offer a range of conservation programs that help Ontarians save energy and money. By helping income-qualified households 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 with less wear-and-tear on our infrastructure.

What makes my home eligible for upgrades?

Only homes that need energy-saving upgrades will receive them. Older homes tend to have insufficient insulation and more potential to save energy. If your home energy assessment uncovers that your home is well-insulated, it won’t be eligible for free upgrades.

If I rent my home, can I still qualify for upgrades?

Yes, if you qualify, you will also need written permission from your landlord before we can install the upgrades.

What documents do I need to provide as proof of income?

We’ll need the most recent Notice of Assessment for all household members over the age of 18 (please black out your social insurance number before sending). If you participate in a government assistance program, you can send your Benefit Statement instead.

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.

Agents authorized to deliver this program:
Postal codes starting with K – EnviroCentre
Postal codes starting with M or P – Ecofitt
Postal codes starting with L or N – CLEAResult, The Home Inspectors Group

How many visits can I expect?

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

If my home is heated with a gas fireplace, can I still qualify?

Yes, you may qualify if your natural gas fireplace is the primary heat source for your home.

I don’t meet the income criteria—can I still apply?

Unfortunately, we limit participants to those who fit within the stated income criteria. Please check back as the income criteria changes from year to year. You may also qualify for other rebates and programs.

More tips and offers for your home

Scam and Frauds

It’s not us knocking! Protect yourself from scams.

Enbridge Gas does not endorse door-to-door sales. Only authorized delivery agents can deliver our programs and will never show up unannounced.

Home Efficiency Rebate

Planning a home renovation? Get up to $10,000 back.

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