Building and renovating
Two great ways to be energy wise!
Planning on buying a new home or renovating your current one? Aim for better efficiency and save in the long term. This section contains tips and tools to undertake minor and major renovations to reduce your energy consumption.
If you are planning major home renovations, consider including work to minimize air leaks and heat loss through your home’s thermal envelope. By keeping heat inside your home in the winter, you’ll lower your energy use and your electricity bill.Eliminating air leaks and insulating your home
Become a Hilo home and save!
If you are planning to change your thermostats, it’s the perfect time to make the move to a Hilo smart home! With the Hilo app, you’ll be able to control the heating, lighting and various connected devices at your fingertips, no matter where you are.
In addition to saving on your Hydro‑Québec bill, you could receive on average $140 in cash rewards each winter for taking up challenges to reduce your consumption during winter peak periods. Take advantage of a complete offering of connected devices, installed for free, starting at $89.98 with a 3-year commitment. (Some conditions apply.)
Whatever the extent of your renovations, you have everything to gain from being energy wise and choosing energy-efficient products.
List of energy-efficient products
Are you thinking of installing a heat pump? Hydro‑Québec is offering financial assistance for the installation of an eligible efficient heat pump.
The Rénoclimat® program created by Transition énergétique Québec (TEQ) provides support for renovation projects to help maximize your savings. Certified advisors are available to assess your home’s energy efficiency and conduct a blower door test to quantify any air leaks. Based on the results, the advisor will give your home an energy rating and suggest retrofits to improve its efficiency.
Innovative Projects program
The Innovative Projects program promotes the creation of housing developments with very high energy efficiency.
Hydro‑Québec is offering financial incentives to real estate promoters and building contractors to encourage them to develop projects that optimize a building’s energy consumption through the use of high performance technologies and the installation of innovative electromechanical systems.
Learn more about the Innovative Projects program.