Out-of-date appliances, lights and other household items can make your electricity bill more expensive. The Home Assistance Program from Save on Energy offers free energy efficiency upgrades, plus an in-home energy assessment with a home energy expert to help you discover more ways to save and keep your home more comfortable.
To get you started, you'll need to know if you are eligible for the Home Assistance Program.
Be a resident of an eligible non-profit housing property; or
Be an individual who owns, rents or leases the residence and is the primary or secondary utility account holder listed on the bill; and
Have an annual household income for the previous year (gross income of all household members aged 18 or older) that does not exceed the following eligibility limits:
|Number of people in the home||Gross annual household income|
|7 or more||$86,914|
Note: Effective January 1, 2018. The IESO may occasionally update the eligibility requirements as necessary.
You have received one of the following types of assistance for the past 12 months:
You have received a Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) grant or were part of the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) within the past 12 months.
You have qualified to participate in a natural gas low-income Demand Side Management (DSM) program during the past 12 months.
Apply to the Home Assistance ProgramFill out this contact form to receive a call back from GreenSaver.
During the energy assessment the Home Energy Expert will ask you to sign a Participant Agreement and will verify the documents used to prove program eligibility. With your permission, they will then install
qualifying measures throughout the home such as ENERGY STAR®-certified LED light bulbs, efficient showerheads and faucet aerators, and clothes drying racks.
Photographs of the appliances and the interior and exterior of the home will be taken as part of the assessment. The Home Energy Expert will ask questions about additional items in the home that use electricity, and provide education about how to reduce electricity use, lower bills and make your home more comfortable.
The Home Assistance Program is offered by the Independent Electricity System Operator through its service provider GreenSaver, and may be offered in collaboration with your local hydro company. To sign up or learn more, please call 1-855-591-0877 or fill out a contact form to receive a call back from GreenSaver within two business days.