Spring into savings with help from Efficiency Manitoba

Apr 5, 2024, 13:09 PM

The days are getting longer and warmer weather is on the way. While our minds are focused on planning camping trips, bonfires, and beach days, it’s important to keep our homes in mind too. Efficiency Manitoba is here to help you save energy, money, and the environment with financial support and expert advice.

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Programs and rebates to help you save:

Upgrade your insulation:

Making sure your home is adequately insulated is one of the best ways to reduce your energy bills and keep your home cool in the summer. The more cool air can escape your home and warm air can get in, the harder your air conditioning unit has to work to regulate your indoor air temperature.

Efficiency Manitoba offers a variety of programs and rebates to make upgrading your insulation easy and affordable so you can save money on your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.

Learn more at efficiencyMB.ca/insulation.


New windows, new doors, and so much more:

Upgrading to high-performance windows and doors has a lot of benefits: it can help improve your home’s energy efficiency, make your home more comfortable, save you money each month on your energy bills, and increase your home’s curb appeal. Plus, the start of spring is the perfect time to upgrade! 

Get a $100 rebate on each eligible ENERGY STAR® certified window and door you install in your home, up to $2,000 per home.

Learn more at efficiencyMB.ca/windowsanddoors.


Solar rebates for your home:

 Solar photovoltaic systems provide energy to your home in a sustainable manner. They can help reduce your monthly energy bill, mitigate the impact of future rate increases, and increase the value of your property. Efficiency Manitoba also offers a rebate of up to $5,000 for your home.

Visit efficiencyMB.ca/solar to learn more.

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Simple ways to save:

If you’re not ready to tackle a home renovation this summer, don’t fret! Efficiency Manitoba has easy energy efficiency tips to help you save:

  1. Keep the heat out of your kitchen: Cook your meals on the grill when the weather allows to keep excess heat out of your home. If you need to cook indoors, use the smallest appliance possible to do the job, such as an air fryer or microwave oven. Microwaves are one of the most energy-efficient cooking appliances. A microwave takes 15 minutes to do the same job as one hour in an oven.
  2. Go for solar lighting: Use solar lights to create ambient lighting on your deck or pathways outside rather than plugging in decorative string lights. Solar lights use the sun’s rays to provide power, while traditional string lights rely on electricity, which can increase your energy bills.
  3. Air-dry your clothes: Take advantage of the warm summer breeze by hanging your clothes outside to dry rather than using your dryer. You can also use a drying rack indoors (humidity permitting) when the weather isn’t favorable for outdoor drying. 
  4. Adjust your thermostat: By setting your thermostat 3°C warmer in the summer or cooler in the winter for at least eight hours per day, you can save up to 4% on heating and cooling costs. 
  5. Take advantage of cooler days: When the weather outside is cooler than your set indoor temperature, switch off your air conditioning unit and open the windows for free cooling!  


    For more energy efficiency tips and information about Efficiency Manitoba’s programs and rebates, visit efficiencyMB.ca.