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Enbridge Rebate Program for Heat Pumps

Due to Canada’s frigid weather, heating systems are responsible for more than half of the energy consumed in most Canadian households. According to Natural Resources Canada, space heating accounts for more than 60% of energy used in the average Canadian home.

Investing in energy-efficient heating equipment, such as a heat pump, can save energy and potentially lower utility costs. This can also reduce your carbon footprint.
Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) is an enhanced rebate program.

Enbridge Gas and the Government of Canada have partnered to offer the Greener Homes Grant. This grant provides up to $10,000 to homeowners in Ontario.

Enbridge Home Efficiency Plus Program for Heat Pumps
Source Natural Resources Canada

Get up to $7,100 of Your Money Back When Installing a New Heat Pump System in Ontario

HER+ offers incentives and rebates to assist homeowners with energy efficiency improvements for their homes. They are providing up to $10,000 rebates for retrofits to eligible homeowners. These retrofits include home insulation, windows and doors, heat pumps, and renewable energy systems. The maximum rebate available is $10,000.

If you are living in Ontario and you’re owning an aged natural gas furnace and old air conditioner to heat and cool your home, this is a great opportunity to upgrade your HVAC system to a cold climate air source heat pump, a hybrid system or a heat pump water heater and benefit from this rebate.

Switching to an energy-efficient heating equipment, such as a heat pump, can help lower heating costs and also reduce your carbon footprint.

Ontarians Homes That Will Qualify

  • Enbridge Gas customers who own the home that they live in as their primary residence.
  • Enbridge Gas customers who own a home and have tenants in their homes.
  • Homeowners who are not Enbridge customers.
  • Owners of some low-rise or mixed-used buildings have certain restrictions. The buildings must be three storeys or fewer and have a building height of three storeys or less above ground. Also, the building area must not exceed 600 sqm.

How to Apply for Enbridge Heat Pump Rebate in Ontario

To receive an incentive, applicants must take the following steps:

  1. Call and Schedule a home energy pre-assessment (initial audit) with a licensed and registered Energy Advisor.
  2. The licensed energy auditor provides a report and recommends the upgrades.
  3. A licensed contractor supplies and installs the new heat pump system.
  4. Homeowners arrange a home energy pos-assessment (final audit) which must be completed by December 31, 2023.
  5. Receive a rebate cheque including the heat pump rebate up to $6,500 for the heat pump and additional $600 for the energy assessment.

Grants for Air Source Heat Pumps and Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Government grants can be used to obtain a new heat pump system or to replace an existing one. This system can either be used as the sole source of heating, or as a supplement to an existing backup heating system such as a natural gas furnace. It should be noted that the grant would only apply to the heat pump system, not the backup system.

Eligibility criteria for a grant:

Installation: A licensed and qualified HVAC professional must provide the heat pump or cold climate air source heat pump installation. It is highly recommended to get proof of their license before accepting their quote.

Heat distribution: No matter what type of system is chosen (central, mini-split, multi-split, or ductless), the system must be able to heat the entire house, including any basement with a height of 1.8 m or greater. The contractor is responsible for selecting and installing the heat pump system with the appropriate calculations and sizing.

Eligible product: It’s essential that your new system is included in the list of eligible products. In order for the system to be eligible, all of its parts (indoor and outdoor units, as well as either a furnace or air handler) must be compatible and have been listed as one unit.t. To be sure that your heat pump is certified, use the AHRI number and model name of the indoor and outdoor units given to you by the mechanical system contractor.

Purchase location: All equipment must be purchased within Canada. Buying online is acceptable only when the source is a Canadian supplier.

Grants for Ground Source Heat Pumps

Two grants are available which can be used to fund either the installation of a complete ground source heat pump system or the replacement of an existing unit.

Eligibility criteria for a grant:

Installation: It is essential that a certified and experienced technician carries out the installation of your ground source heat pump unit. Before agreeing to a price from a certified professional, it is strongly advised that you get proof of their license to install such systems in your jurisdiction.

Eligible product list: In order to benefit from the rebates, your ground source heat pump must be included in the list of eligible products.

Purchase location: It is mandatory to purchase the ground source heat pump equipment within Canada and internet orders are only eligible if placed with a Canadian distributor.

To learn more please visit Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate Terms and Conditions.

If you are interested in upgrading your home’s HVAC system to more efficient heat pumps, whether you looking for a centrally ducted heat pump or ductless heat pump, you have a chance to take advantage of Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate Plus.

Our licensed and knowledgeable HVAC professionals here to help you to choose the best and eligible products and will install your new heat pump system professionally to make sure you benefit from the home efficiency rebate and your new heat pump system provides you with efficient heating and cooling for years to come. Call us today or request service online.

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