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Some rebate programs require that your home has 12 months of consecutive utility billing history prior to the installation of energy efficiency upgrade(s).

This requirement is regarding the utility billing history of the home itself. It does not have to be your personal utility billing history. It means that the house has to have been occupied for at least 12 months immediately prior to your application. In other words, newly constructed homes are not eligible for the program.

If you recently purchased an existing home, as long as someone was occupying the home for 12 months before your renovations begin, the home will have 12 months of consecutive billing history.

If you are unsure of your home’s utility usage, and would like to confirm your eligibility, contact your utility provider.

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