The Green Ontario Fund, an agency of the Government of Ontario, has launched a $100 rebate when residents purchase an eligible smart thermostat from Nest and Ecobee.
Using a smart thermostat to control your home heating and cooling makes it easy to reduce your carbon footprint. If you live in Ontario, you could receive a $100 rebate for purchasing an eligible smart thermostat.
The program says if you live in a home, condo or apartment unit in Ontario, you are eligible as long as your heating and cooling system is compatible. Renters must receive consent from landlords to participate.
The following smart thermostats are eligible for the $100 rebate (you can purchase them online or from a store):
- ecobee4 (HomeKit, Alexa supported): $329
- ecobee3 Lite (Alexa supported): $197.98
- ecobee3 (HomeKit, Alexa supported): $219 ($80 off on Amazon.ca)
How the program works is first, you purchase one of the listed thermostats and install it, then submit a rebate application by clicking here for ecobee and clicking here for Nest. Your $100 rebate cheque should arrive in 4-6 weeks.
You may recall back in August, Ontario’s GreenON program offered a free Nest, ecobee or Honeywell smart thermostat (100,000 thermostats were available) to residents who had a furnace or central air conditioner.