Eligibility

Your home qualifies if:

  • you are the homeowner and the home has an active Manitoba Hydro account;
  • it is detached, semi-detached, or a mobile/modular home on a permanent foundation with a permanent water supply, and intended as a residence;
  • it is your principal residence or your tenant's principal residence.

Projects that are not eligible for this program:

  • homes built in 1999 or later;
  • homes under construction, unoccupied homes, apartment buildings, summer homes or cottages, attached garages, outbuildings, porches, verandas, or sunrooms;
  • projects already in progress or those that have been completed at the time we receive the project application;
  • projects to replace existing insulation.

We may visit and inspect your home at any time from the date of approval until 12 months after installation. We also reserve the right to change or terminate the Home Insulation Program at any time.

Pre-approval from Manitoba Hydro is required to be eligible for the rebate.

Read the Home Insulation Program Terms and Conditions. (PDF, 158 KB)

Power Smart insulation requirements

Insulation must be new, purchased in Canada, and must have a verifiable R-value as determined by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre.

To qualify for a Home Insulation Program rebate, insulation must meet the following Power Smart levels:

  • Attics – existing insulation must be R-30 or less
    • the final R-value for attic insulation must reach R-50;
    • the final R-value for flat and cathedral ceiling insulation must reach R-28;
    • insulation added above total final R-value of R-50 will not be rebated for attics, flat, and cathedral ceilings;
    • a minimum of 100 sq. ft. must be insulated;
    • projects that include replacement of existing insulation are only eligible for the additional R-value added.
  • Attic kneewall (vertical wall) – existing insulation must be R-8 or less
    • the final R-value for kneewall must reach R-24;
    • a minimum of 100 sq. ft. must be insulated.
  • Foundation walls
    • natural gas heated home foundations must be uninsulated to be eligible;
    • homes using electricity, propane, fuel oil, or wood as their sole heating source must have existing insulation of R-12 or less;
    • the final R-value for foundation insulation must reach R-24;
    • insulation added above total final R-value of R-24 will not be rebated;
    • a minimum of 100 sq. ft. must be insulated.
  • Wall cavities
    • the final R-value for wall cavity must reach R-10;
    • a minimum of 100 sq. ft. must be insulated;
    • projects that include replacement of existing insulation are only eligible for the additional R-value added.
  • Exterior walls – when re-siding
    • the added R-value for exterior wall insulation must be a minimum of R-3.75;
    • maximum allowable added R-value for rebate is R-10;
    • a minimum of 100 sq. ft. must be insulated.