Home Insulation Rebate Requirements

Home Insulation Rebate Requirements

Insulation Requirements

Insulation materials must be new and purchased in Canada through a contractor or retailer registered with Efficiency Manitoba. All insulation must have a verifiable R-value through an acceptable third party. Rebates cover the insulation added to meet program requirements, and don’t cover replacement of existing insulation. Learn more about insulation program requirements.

To qualify for a rebate, you must insulate a minimum of 100 square feet per area and insulation must meet the following levels:

ATTIC AND CATHEDRAL CEILINGS

ATTIC:

  • Existing insulation must be R-30 or less
  • The final R-value must reach R-50
  • Rebates cover insulation added to R-50

CATHEDRAL CEILING:

  • The final R-value for flat or cathedral ceilings must reach R-28
  • Rebates cover insulation added to R-50

ATTIC KNEEWALL:

  • Existing insulation must be R-8 or less
  • The final R-value must reach R-24
  • Rebates cover insulation added to R-24

WALL CAVITIES

  • The final R-value must reach at least R-10
  • Rebates cover insulation added to R-24
  • Cavities can be on the interior or exterior of the home

EXTERIOR WALLS

Insulation added to the exterior walls of the home when residing or refacing the exterior of a home.

  • Existing insulation on the exterior of the home must be R-0.
  • The added R-value must be a minimum of R-3.75
  • Rebates cover insulation added to R-10

FOUNDATION WALLS (BASEMENT AND CRAWLSPACE)

  • Homes heated by electricity, propane, fuel oil or wood must have existing insulation of R-12 or less
  • Natural gas-heated homes must be uninsulated to be eligible for a rebate
  • The final R-value must reach R-24
  • Rebates cover insulation added to R-24

Note: Mobile Home skirting is not eligible for a rebate.

You Qualify If

  • You’re the homeowner.
  • Your home was built before 1999.
  • The home is your primary residence or the primary residence of your tenant.
  • You or your tenant live in this home year-round.
  • Your home has an active Manitoba Hydro account in your name.
  • The home has energy use consistent with someone living in the home.
  • You live in a detached, semi-detached, mobile, or modular home.
  • Your home has a permanent foundation and a permanent water supply.
  • You haven’t started the insulation work yet, purchased materials, or removed any drywall, stucco, or insulation.
  • Your home hasn’t previously received an insulation rebate for the area you’re applying for.

Projects that are not eligible

  • Garages, sunrooms, porches, or verandas
  • Unoccupied homes
  • Homes or additions built in 1999 or later
  • Homes that are under construction or renovation
  • Projects that replace existing insulation
  • Apartments, vacation rentals, or outbuildings
  • Seasonal homes, cottages, or cottage conversions
  • Converting unheated spaces to heated spaces
  • Projects that are in progress or are already complete

INSULATION MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Insulation materials must be new and purchased in Canada through a contractor or retailer registered with Efficiency Manitoba.
  • Insulation materials must have thermal properties (R-value) in accordance with current recognized Canadian standards prepared by a certified third party. Certified third parties include Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), Intertek Code Compliance Research Reports (CCRRs), and R&D Services Product Listings. R-values from these reports will form the basis of calculations for rebates. Reports by other third-party agencies must be approved by Efficiency Manitoba to determine eligibility.