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Ontario government introduces seniors tax credit to help with housing

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:03

The government of Ontario is working to help Canadian seniors have greater access to heating systems, as many of these individuals have been without an efficient source of warmth during winter months, according to a press release from the office of the Premier.

The release noted that a tax credit would be available to seniors to help these individuals invest in a heating system that would help to provide warmth during winder months and one that addresses health issues.

Some traditional heaters work in a way that generates a significant level of airborne pollution, as the radiators, heating ducts and air vents that are needed to operate the system stores and distribute contaminants and dust.

According to the release, this move would not only help seniors, but would provide a boost to the economy.

"The credit, worth up to $1,500 each year, would be available to senior homeowners and tenants, and people who share a home with a senior relative," said the office of the Premier. "It would support about $800 million in home renovation activity and around 10,500 jobs every year."

The installation of a Warmboard radiant heating system would be a significant addition to the lives of these seniors, as this efficient heating system provides warmth in a way that is quiet, comfortable and does not introduce dangerous contaminants into the air.

Along with reducing the presence of these harmful toxins, this product will help to reduce the heating bills for homeowners. The use of a traditional heater can lead to high heating costs, but a Warmboard system helps to eliminate some of these expenditures by operating in a more efficient manner.