How will the budget affect homeowners?
Of the 4 million households in Ontario, 37,000 (an underwhelming less than one percent) will qualify for home energy audits, after which they can apply for this $100M program announced Thursday to assist homeowners to upgrade furnaces, water heaters, thermostats, and insulation. No start date, rebate amounts nor eligibility rules yet.
According to Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray, the government's goal is greenhouse gas emissions reduction, job creation, and lower residential natural gas bills, saying, "This investment will help homeowners upgrade their homes and save money, while keeping Ontario on the path toward a low carbon future."
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