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Grants and Rebate Programs

 Many grants and financial assistance programs are offered by the various government levels to help you realise projects to optimize your home comfort and reduce your energy bills. Check the list below to help you find the program that corresponds to the type of system you wish to install and to learn more about the amounts you are entitled to.

Informations given on this site are for reference only. In case of disparity, the information supplied by government websites prevails.

Quebec

RénoVert

This refundable tax credit has been introduced on a temporary basis to encourage individuals to invest in recognized eco-friendly home renovation work that has a positive environmental impact or improves their dwelling's energy efficiency.

The period of eligibility for the RénoVert tax credit has been extended to March 31, 2018. The renovation work, for example for the installation of a heat pump, must have been done by a qualified contractor.

To find out more about the RénoVert program, visit RenoVert Tax Credit

 

Rénoclimat

Rénoclimat is the AEE (Agence de l’efficacité énergétique) energy efficiency renovation program whose mandate is to help home owners get an energy efficiency rating for their home (single-family, semi-detached or row house (town house)) and to help them get grants and tax credits for home improvement work.

Five easy steps to follow...

  1. Before you start your renovations schedule an appointment for an evaluation of your home with a Rénoclimat energy efficiency advisor. To do so, simply dial 1-866-266-0008.
  2. The advisor will provide you with an evaluation report that contains the list of recommended energy-saving renovations and the EnerGuide rating of your home.
  3. Use it to plan and carry out the renovations.
  4. Get a post-renovation Rénoclimat energy evaluation no later than 18 months after your first evaluation. To receive financial assistance under the Rénoclimat program, your renovations must have increased your EnerGuide rating (measure that calculates the energy efficiency of your home) by two points or more.
  5. Receive a financial assistance cheque by mail from the Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife.

Home owners who benefit from the Rénoclimat program may be eligible to these different grants:

To find out more about the Rénoclimat program, visit http://www.aee.gouv.qc.ca/en/my-home/renoclimat

 

Heating with green power

Financial assistance is available to you under the Heating with Green Power program for the replacement of fossil-fueled systems with systems that use electricity or other renewable sources of energy.

  • You will improve the energy efficiency of your home.
  • You will reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.
  • You can benefit from financial assistance.
  • And that is without taking into account the recurrent savings generated by a new high performance system.

Ask about Heating with Green Power and start planning for the replacement of your system today.

 

Hydro-Québec

Conversion to electricity

The Conversion to Electricity Program provides financial assistance for projects designed to replace equipment that uses an eligible fossil fuel with electrical equipment in commercial, institutional or industrial buildings.

For more information, click here.

Demand-side management

Hydro-Québec’s demand-side management (DSM) measure is designed to encourage commercial and institutional customers and small and medium-sized industrial businesses to reduce their buildings’ power demand during Hydro-Québec’s winter peaks. This will enable Hydro-Québec to meet its customers’ energy needs at the best possible price.

To find out more about this program, click here.

 

Gaz Métro

Smart thermostat grant

Designed to give you optimal comfort and peace of mind, the smart thermostat is connected to a local Wi-Fi network.  This allows you to control your heating and air conditioning system remotely via the Internet or a mobile application. Some smart thermostats can even auto-program themselves based on your habits!

Up to $200

Gaz Métro will pay you an incentive of up to $200 when you install a smart thermostat: $100 when you participate in the program (the grant may not exceed 75% of the cost of the device)*, and $100 when you take part in our Smart Thermostat Pilot Project.

To find out more about the Gaz Métro program, click here.

* This program is designed for occupants of residential buildings that have a natural gas central heating system or who wish to connect their homes to the natural gas network. Other conditions may apply. Program conditions and grant amounts may also be subject to change without prior notice. In all cases, the grant will be paid to the holder of Gaz Métro account number.

Ontario

Heating & Cooling Incentive

Save with incentives designed for your comfort.

Receive up to $600 in incentives when you participate in the heating and cooling program.Get started today and you could save up to $325 a year in energy costs when you upgrade to ENERGY STAR certified heating and cooling systems.

This Program is delivered by Enbridge Gas Distribution in partnership with the Government of Ontario and Save On Energy

For more information about HEATING & COOLING INCENTIVE, visit https://saveonenergy.ca/Consumer/Programs/HVAC-Rebates.aspx?lang=en-CA

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New Brunswick

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Program

Overview

Installing a high efficiency, cold climate heat pump is a smart habit to get into, and NB Power is ready to help! Beginning October 1, 2015 NB Power will offer a $500 point-of-sale rebate on ENERGY STAR certified, CEE Tier III rated Cold Climate (-20°C and lower) ductless mini-split heat pumps purchased through one of our participating heating contractors.

Heat pumps are increasing in popularity as a supplementary heating system for many New Brunswick households. They can supply heat using much less energy than electric baseboards or other common heating systems. This offers significant savings on heating costs. They can also provide the benefit of air conditioning in the summer.

But not all heat pumps are the same. The goal of this program is to encourage homeowners to install heat pumps which are best suited to New Brunswick’s climate and our winter peaking electricity system.

Homeowners who install the high efficiency, cold climate models with the help of our rebate can realize an 8-year payback, compared to 10 years for lower efficiency models. They can also save up to 40% more on heating costs than those installing models that are simply ENERGY STAR® certified.

 

How to participate?

If you are considering installing a ductless heat pump in your home, contact one or more of the companies that is part of the NB Power's Contractor Network of heating contractors.

You should expect that a representative will come to evaluate your home layout and other considerations before recommending a system and providing you with a quote for the eligible unit and its installation. We recommend getting three quotes for comparison.

The $500 will be applied at the point of sale so you don’t have to worry about waiting for the rebate. You will provide the heating contractor with some information and he will take care of the rest!

Please note: the $500 rebate is only available to homeowners who purchase a qualifying product through a Participating Contractor on or after October 1st, 2015.  Homeowners who have purchased a heat pump prior to October 1st are not able to receive the point-of-sale discount.

Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia offers grant programs to owners of single-family homes and of residential rental properties who want to improve the energy efficiency of their home.

Rebates up to $2,500 or interest free financing are available for solar and home heating equipment and installation such as solar air and water heating, wood and pellet stoves/furnaces, and centrally ducted heat pumps. Please note, rebates and financing are for homes that are electrically heated. Pre-approval is required.

For more information about the Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation program, visit http://www.efficiencyns.ca/products/central-ducted-heat-pumps/

Geothermal Energy
  1. Québec
  2. Nova Scotia

Québec

For existing detached houses, financial assistance is available through the Rénoclimat program offered by Quebec's Agence de l'efficacité énergétique.

Financial assistance available:
Existing house, heated solely by electricity before renovations
  • Grant under the Rénoclimat program¹: $2,115
Existing house, heated solely by oil and propane and before renovations
  • Grant under the Rénoclimat program¹: $5,365

¹ Certain conditions apply. Rénoclimat is a program offered by Quebec's Agence de l'efficacité énergétique. Certain fees apply for home energy audits under the Rénoclimat program (suggested price: $50, plus taxes, for a medium-sized single-family home).

Important!

The Hydro-Quebec's Geothermal Systems Program ended on March 31, 2013. Requests for financial assistance for geothermal systems installed by March 31, 2013, will be accepted until November 30, 2013.

For more information about this program, visit Renoclimat

Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia offers financial assistance up to $2,500 (or 40% of the costs including HST, whichever is less) or a zero percent interest loan (OAC) from $2,500 to $15,000 for up to five years to owners of single-family homes looking to install a geothermal system.

For more information about the Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation, go to http://www.efficiencyns.ca/products/ground-source-heat-pump/