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Basement Insulation Grants

 

The following is a subset of the eco ENERGY retrofit as it applies to basement insulation. For an overview of the ecoENERGY program...

If you are considering insulating your basement then there are federal government grants up to $1250 available to help towards the cost of the work. Below is the benefits table as it applies to canadian homes:

 

BASEMENT AND CRAWL SPACE INSULATION

When both a basement and crawl space are present, all applicable grants are pro-rated to a maximum of $1,250 based on the total wall area that is insulated.

 

BASEMENT INSULATION

 

BASEMENT INSULATION

Insulate a minimum of 20 percent of the wall area of the foundation, including basement and crawl space walls.
Minimum additional insulation
Percent area RSI 1.76 (R-10) to RSI 4.95 (R-23) Greater than RSI 4.05 (R-23)
The grant is based on the percentage of wall area that you insulate and does not include walls between individual units. For a semi-detached or end unit row house, grants are 75 percent of the amounts shown. For a middle unit row house, grants are 50 percent of the amounts shown. When both a basement and crawl space are present, all applicable grants are pro-rated to a maximum of $1,250 based on the total wall area.

See “Important notes about building envelopes and insulation”.
20% $125 $250
40% $250 $500
60% $375 $750
80% $500 $1,000
100% $625 $1,250
 

 

CRAWL SPACE INSULATION

 

CRAWL SPACE INSULATION

When both a basement and crawl space are present, all applicable grants are pro-rated to a maximum of $1,250 based on the total wall area.
Minimum additional insulation
RSI 1.76(R-10) to RSI 4.05 (R-23) Greater than RSI 4.05 (R-23)
Insulate 100 percent of your crawl space's total exterior wall area, including the header area. For a semi-detached or end unit row house, grants are 75 percent of the amounts shown. For a middle unit row house, grants are 50 percent of the amounts shown. If your house contains multiple foundations, the grant amounts shown will be pro-rated based on total exterior foundation wall area. OR $500 $1,000
Insulate 100 percent of the floor above the crawl space to increase its insulation value by a minimum of RSI 4.23 (R-24). N/A $250

 

 

Important notes about building envelopes and insulation

  • When adding insulation to the building envelope, pay special attention to the type and placement of vapour barriers, and check your local building code.
  • Visit oee.nrcan.gc.ca/retrofit/health for information on health and safety considerations when choosing and installing insulation.
  • Insulation R-values equal the RSI value multiplied by 5.678.
  • Insulation products must meet the applicable Canadian thermal insulation standard. “System values” or values of materials not tested to Canadian thermal insulation standards cannot be used for determining the amount of insulation added. Only Canadian thermal resistivity values are accepted.

Apply the appropriate MURB multiplier to the grant level for insulation and air sealing grants. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the Web site for a detailed description of eligible MURBs and dwelling units.

Table 2: MURB multiplier for insulation and air sealing credits

Number of dwelling units per MURB 2–3 4–6 7–9 10–12 13–16 17+
MURB Multiplier 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 4.0


 

 

How these R values are best achieved depends largely on your property and the current insulation. But as a general rule of thumb it is more cost effective to use spray foam insulation for it's superior sealing properties and greater R value (R=6 per inch) in basement and crawl space applications. Particularly when the energy cost savings over the entire duration of your time in your home are taken into account. After all energy prices are increasing and the cost savings occur every year for the lifetime of the property.

KinLar insulation are expert in the application of spray foam insulation as a well as traditional insulation materials.

To learn how much you can save why not call us today.

 

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