HELP is a new financing tool offered by the City of Toronto to help improve your home’s energy efficiency and save you money. Examples of eligible improvements include new windows or doors, upgrading insulation or replacing an old furnace, all of which can lower your energy bills, increase your home comfort and reduce negative impacts on the natural environment. By offering financial incentives and assistance, HELP offers a way to lessen the burden of high up-front costs of upgrading.
How it works Low interest loans are available to qualifying homeowners interested in improving the energy and water efficiency of their home. The City will provide the funding required to complete the upgrades and the homeowner will repay the City over time through installments on their property tax bill. The potential efficiencies and savings you may realize after completing a retrofit will help to offset the cost of your monthly repayments to the City. Savings can be substantial over time, and by making your home more energy efficient, you will be better protected against rising energy costs.
For more information on eligibility and how to sign up, please visit toronto.ca and search Home Energy Loan Program or call the City of Toronto Environment and Energy Division at 416-392-1826.