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 material requirements.

To qualify for a Home Insulation Rebate, projects must be a minimum of 100 square feet per area and meet the following insulation 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 OR FLAT CEILING:

  • Existing insualtion must be R-30 or less
  • The final R-value must reach a minimum of R-28 to a maximum of R-50
  • 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

Insulation added to the perimeter of the home.

  • Existing insulation must be R-12 or less
  • The final R-value must reach a minimum of R-12 to a maximum of R-24
  • Rebates cover insulation added to R-24

EXTERIOR WALLS

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

  • Exterior walls must be uninsulated to be eligible for a rebate.
  • The final R-value must be a minimum of R-3.75 to a maximum of R-10
  • Rebates cover insulation added to R-10
  • Insulation must be continuous on the exterior of a home

FOUNDATION WALLS

Insulation added to the basement or crawlspace of a home.

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

Mobile Home skirting is not eligible for a rebate.

See our R-value per inch article to assess your existing R-values and insulation type.

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.

Learn more about the different types of insulation products.