Thinking about upgrading to new, energy-efficient windows? Rebates may be able to help!
Rebates for high-performance windows are better than ever, and The Vinyl Window Company is now able to offer our customers a grand total of up to $18,250 off their renovation projects. More homeowners can now replace their old windows with new, energy-efficient ones, increasing comfort, minimizing household bills, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Take a look at this helpful breakdown to see how:
- Up to $9,500 in Income-Qualified Clean BC Rebates or up to $3,000 in regular Clean BC Rebates.
- Up to $5,000 in Federal Greener Homes Rebates.
- Up to $40,000 10-Year Interest-Free Loan tied to Greener Homes Rebates.
Put it all together, and there’s never been a better time to pursue your window upgrade!
What’s The Catch?
There are stipulations to accessing the rebates, including factors such as income, home energy consumption, and product performance. Not all windows and doors are eligible for rebates – only the most efficient ones are. It’s extremely important that you ask your manufacturer if the windows and doors you plan to purchase qualify. Windows require a U-Value of 1.22 or under to access most rebates, and to get the highest amount from the Greener Homes Grant they have to be even more efficient with a U-Value of 1.05 or under. A good comparison is rebates for cars – the government may provide help if you’re buying a Tesla, but they aren’t going to subsidize a gas-guzzler.
The onus is also on the customer to secure the rebates – though that’s not to say we won’t be there to guide and educate you along the way. We pride ourselves on providing customers the best window products for your home. You can make use of the links above to find out if you’re eligible for the rebate programs or federal loan.
The latest round of Clean BC Rebates is income-dependant, meaning households earning over a certain amount are ineligible. The income bands are:
Those who do qualify can save up to $9,500 with this rebate alone. For those who don’t, there are still significant savings to be had with Clean BC. The federal government’s Greener Homes Rebates and the Interest-Free Loan connected to them also require the homeowner to have an energy assessment undertaken both before and after renovations.
Not all contractors are certified to offer CleanBC rebates. Thankfully, The Vinyl Window Company is one of them. The government is also able to change or cancel these rebate programs without notice.
So Is Upgrading Your Windows Worth It?
Definitely. Modern window technology such as LoE coatings makes a bigger difference than most people realize. Centra Windows go a long way toward improving your home comfort, keeping you warmer in winter, cooler in summer, and slashing your energy bills down to size. While rebate-qualifying windows and doors may be higher-end products, opting for them will help future proof your home as energy costs rise and weather becomes more unpredictable.
Our customers appreciate dealing with a family member, and our zero commission sales staff.
From the initial consultation to the skillful installation, our team delivers quality every step of the way and are happy to answer any questions you have about rebates, loans, or windows in general!