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Yes

we can help ease what you
spend on electricity.

For good!

Call us 1-855-494-FUND (1-855-494-3863) or

  • See what you qualify for
  • Sign up

If the cost of energy-saving upgrades is out of reach, Ontario’s new AffordAbility Fund is here for you.

Your local electric utility and community services are working together to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency with free energy-saving upgrades, which can lower your home’s energy use and your electricity bill.

You may qualify for free upgrades, including:

ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs

ENERGY STAR® certified appliances

Insulation and weatherstripping

Sign up

We’re here to help

All you need to do is let us know you need to reduce your electricity bill. Whether you rent or own, live in a house or an apartment, you may qualify.

There are three levels of support available:

1

Receive a Home Energy Kit with upgrades that you can easily install yourself. This may include ENERGY STAR® light bulbs, a power bar and/or faucet aerators along with energy-saving tips.

The equipment that can be offered at this level includes: Block heater timer, smart power bar, efficient shower heads, aerators, hot water pipe insulation and LED light bulbs.

2

Receive an in-home visit from a professional Home Energy Advisor, a Home Energy Plan and upgrades that may include ENERGY STAR® appliances.

The equipment that can be offered at this level includes: Refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, dehumidifiers and programmable thermostats.

3

For electrically heated homes only: receive an in-home visit from a professional Home Energy Advisor, a Home Energy Plan and upgrades that may include insulation and/or an ENERGY STAR® heat pump.

The equipment that can be offered at this level includes: Heat pumps, comprehensive draft proofing, attic insulation and wall insulation.

The level you qualify for depends on your net income and average energy bill.

Calculate the level you may qualify for here:

Total household net income and how often you receive your income
$

Total household income of all members 18 years and older, after tax.
 

$

/ month

Include any late payment fees and disconnection/ reconnection charges.

How the program works

Step 1

Give us a call at 1-855-494-FUND or fill out the contact form below if you find your electricity bill is a burden.

Step 2

Next, you’ll get a call from the AffordAbility Fund. We’ll ask you some basic information, such as your household income and average electricity bill.

Step 3

Receive your free energy-saving products for Level 1. Set up a free in-home energy audit and installation of energy-saving products for Levels 2 and 3, if you qualify.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Government of Ontario established a $100 million AffordAbility Fund to assist electricity customers who do not qualify for low-income conservation programs. The AffordAbility Fund is funded by an independent trust set up by the Government of Ontario and offered to you by your local electric utility.
This program helps Ontarians lower their electricity use and costs at home over the long term, easing the burden of electricity bills.
Yes – this program is for everyone who has an electricity bill that is a burden. The levels of support provided through the AffordAbility Fund are relative to the household’s electricity bill and net income; further evaluations may be required to access some supports.
Yes, if you pay an electricity bill and it is in your name, you may qualify for free energy-saving products including light bulbs, power bars and more. You may qualify for other levels of help as well.
Yes, if you pay an electricity bill and it is in your name, you may qualify for free energy-saving products, including light bulbs, power bars and more. You may qualify for other levels of help as well.
Yes, you may qualify for free energy-saving products including light bulbs, power bars and more. You may also qualify for other levels of help as well, including special payment arrangements.

To qualify for Level 2 and 3 help, we will ask you to provide some basic information such as your total household income (for all members 18 years and older, after tax), your average electricity bill, and any late payment or disconnection fees you have paid. Your personal information will be kept strictly private.

The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is kept strictly confidential and is only shared with your consent back to your electricity company. We are committed to data security and have processes in place to safeguard your privacy and the information collected.

Yes, you may qualify for upgrades specifically for electrically heated homes, such as a heat pump or insulation.
No. If you qualify, all upgrades, including installation, are offered free of charge.
The installation time varies based on the level of upgrades, your location and your local utility company. While most upgrades can be installed in a few days, some may take longer. Your utility will work with you to schedule a convenient time for any upgrades.

We thank you for your application to the AffordAbility Fund. Once you have had your Trusted Conversation with the AffordAbility Fund, your information is sent for account validation and then delivery. Depending on the level of measures for which you may be eligible, the timing will vary. We would expect that under normal circumstances, kits should be received within about 8 weeks, although it may take longer for more remote areas of Ontario. The scheduling of an in-home assessment may also take more time, depending on where you live in the province, due to resource availability.

It all starts with your yes.

All you need to do is answer a few short questions.

Get started now

Contact

Your electric utility and community services are working together to help households lower their electricity bill through energy-efficient improvements.

Program inquiries

1-855-494-FUND (1-855-494-3863)

Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m. EST

info@AffordAbilityFund.org