In July 2013, Toronto City Council unanimously approved a $20 million pilot water and energy efficiency program for improvements to private residential properties. The launch of this three-year pilot program was officially announced on March 25, 2014.
HELP is a new financing tool offered by the City of Toronto to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money.
Upgrading your insulation, replacing an old furnace with a high-efficiency one, and upgrading to high efficiency windows/doors are examples of cost-effective improvements – also called retrofits – that can cut your energy bills, improve home comfort, and reduce harmful emissions to the environment. For many people, however, the high upfront cost of these improvements can be a barrier to taking action.
Low interest loans are available to qualifying homeowners who are interested in improving the energy and water efficiency of their home. Through HELP, the City will provide the funding required to complete the improvements and the homeowner will repay the City over time through installments on their property tax bill.
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