Reduce Air Leakage and be Eligible
for up to $150 in Rebates from Union Gas

How it Works:

If you own a detached, semi-detached, townhouse or mobile home that is heated by natural gas, oil, propane, electricity or wood and is located in the Union Gas program area then you qualify for our rebates program.

You must complete an energy assessment both before and after renovations and you must complete at least two eligible renovations.

Benefits of Reducing Air Leakage:

There are many ways it is beneficial to reduce the air leakage both in and out of your home. Creating a more healthy environment in your home, you will also notice a cut in heating and cooling that is cost-effective, increases comfort and improves durability.

Investing in air leakage reduction can be done using two techniques that are both simple and effective, often granting returns in one year or less. Weatherstripping and caulking are the two techniques that can be used. Doors and windows are sealed by weatherstripping, whereas caulk is used on openings and cracks between stationary components in the home, such as frames around doors and windows.

Investing in air leakage reduction can be done using two techniques that are both simple and effective, often granting returns in one year or less. Weatherstripping and caulking are the two techniques that can be used. Doors and windows are sealed by weatherstripping, whereas caulk is used on openings and cracks between stationary components in the home, such as frames around doors and windows.

Stop heating the great outdoors

Heating cold air that creeps in through the tiniest cracks that surround your home’s foundation and walls could be adding up to 40% to your bill! Air leakage is the largest source of heat loss.

Save up to 15% on your monthly bill

Caulking and weatherstripping are some of the top do-it-yourself jobs around the home, and sealing the air inside can help prevent moisture damage to insulation and wood framing. It can also bring you the quickest payback, as you can cut your heating bill by up to 15% after an effective and thorough air-sealing job is completed.

How to stop air leaks:

Step 1:  Find air leaks with our blower door kits or try on your own on a cold or windy day.

Step 2: Seal up the air leaks. Add weather-stripping, caulking, or shrink-wrap plastic to doors and windows.

Weather-stripping is used on moveable openings, such as doors, windows, and attic hatches. When installed properly, weather-stripping makes openings airtight and can improve energy efficiency by 10 – 15%. It’s inexpensive and easy to install.

Weather-Stripping Buying Tips:

  • Double-check the opening direction, colour and size of both doors and windows.
  • When looking at adhesive-backed tape and foam, as it is supplied in various levels of thickness. Installing it is as simple as pressing it into place. Effectiveness reduces over time, so it is important to replace it every one or two years.
  • Fit felt weather-stripping snug into the jambs of closed windows and doors with staples or tacks.
  • To prevent air from leaking out under a door, install a metal door sweep.
  • The one type of weather-stripping that should usually be installed by a professional is the inter-locking metal that is placed around the edges of doors. It is more durable than felt, foam or tape.

Seal up cracks and gaps

Gaps and cracks can easily be sealed with a few tubes of caulking and a can of spray can installation.

  • Spray foam is expandable and can be used on pipes that enter your home and irregular-shaped gaps. Safety regulations on the can need to be followed.
  • Apply caulking, a putty-like substance, to gaps that don’t move such as wood trim and baseboards.
  • Shrink-wrap plastic can be installed to a window’s interior, creating an additional layer of glazing.

Available Rebates

$150 – For achieving 10% or more above base target
$100 – For achieving base target

Planning renovations or upgrades to your home in the near future?

With the Home Reno Rebate from Union Gas you could be eligible for up to $5,000 in renovation rebates. Find out how you qualify.

Call (519) 771-2451 today!