From time to time Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments offer incentive schemes to encourage homeowners to install more energy efficient and environmentally friendly equipment. When it comes to home comfort systems, like furnaces and air conditioners, there always seems to be some kind of rebate available. But they’re not always easy to figure out. Or actually obtain. What’s truly available? Who do I call to find out more?
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Currently the government rebates are in a high state of flux. New schemes are being announced regularly, old schemes updated and we keep our finger on the pulse to know about each before they are announced or discontinued and prepare our customers accordingly. Here is some background information to assist you. Though we have made every effort to ensure the information is correct we do however recommend you contact us to get the latest update.
Save On Energy program - CANCELLED as of 1st April 2019
Operated by the The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the heating and cooling incentive program offered rebates on high efficiency furnaces, Energy Star certified Central Air Conditioning, ECM Circulating pumps, Air Source Heat Pumps and adaptive thermostats.
Enbridge Gas Rebates
Enbridge Gas offer rebates on the purchase and installation by an approved installer such as McCrea's ClimateCare of up to $950.
High-Efficiency Furnace or Boiler
Up to $750 for replacing:
- a natural gas furnace that is less than 95% efficiency with a 95% AFUE or higher natural gas furnace
- a natural gas boiler that is less than 90% efficiency with a 90% or higher AFUE ENERGYSTAR® condensing natural gas boiler
Note: The combi system qualifies as a boiler and is eligible for the rebate. Boiler that generates space heating and domestic hot water (includes AFUE rating). Maximum one eligible heating system rebate per meter. Your home's primary heating source must be natural gas.
Add at least R23 to 100% of basement
Add at least R12 to 100% of basement
Add at least R23 to 100% of crawl space wall
Add at least R10 to 100% of crawl space wall
Add at least R24 to 100% of floor above crawl space
Must upgrade a minimum of 20% of total wall area. The rebate is pro-rated based on the percentage of wall area insulated and does not include walls between individual units. For a semi-detached, rebates are 75% of the amounts shown.
When both a basement and crawl space are present, all applicable rebates are pro-rated to a maximum of $1,000 based on the total combined wall area of basement and crawl space. For example, if your total foundation area is 40% crawl space and 60% basement, and you add at least R23 to 100% of the crawl space area, but 0% of the basement area, then you would qualify for a $320 rebate (40% x $800 = $320).
Exterior Wall Insulation
Add at least R3.8 to 100% of building to achieve a minimum of R12
Add at least R9 to 100% of building to achieve a minimum of R12
Add at least R20 to 100% of building
Rebates are pro-rated based on the total wall area % upgraded. Min 20% of total wall area upgraded. Homes with less than 2x4 structure are exempt from R12 minimum with photo documentation of wall structure.
For Increasing attic insulation to at least R60 from R35 or less
For Increasing cathedral/flat roof insulation by at least R14
Must upgrade a minimum of 20% of the total ceiling area. When the roof consists of more than one type and/or sections (i.e., any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof), rebates are pro-rated based on the total ceiling area percentages upgraded. The rebate for any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof cannot exceed $500.
Achieve 10% or more above base target
Achieve base target
For each window, door or skylight replaced with ENERGY STAR® Zone 2 or 3 qualified model.
$40 rebate per rough opening. Bay window considered one rough opening.
- For replacing existing natural gas water heater with 0.80 EF or higher tank type ENERGY STAR® qualified natural gas water heater.
- For replacing existing natural gas water heater with 0.90 EF or higher tankless ENERGY STAR® qualified natural gas water heater.
NOTE: The combo system qualifies as a water heater and is eligible for the rebate. Domestic water heater (usually with air handler - fan) that generates hot water and space heating (includes EF rating)
Pre and Post Energy audits are required.
We are fully conversant with the incentives offered by Enbridge and can assist you in the application process.
*ClimateCare is not responsible for the administration or payment of the major gas distribution company cash incentive portion. Two energy audits are required in order to qualify.
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