Rebates

As of July 13, 2011, the Federal Government of Canada has renewed the EcoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program that offers grants up to $5,000 to assist homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient. This rebate program, in combination with the Heating & Cooling Incentive program – brought to you by the Ontario Power Authorities – aims for the homeowners to replace their energy in-efficient appliances, such as old furnaces and air conditioners with high-efficiency hvac equipment. These replacements will not only result in lower energy consumptions – and ultimately lower fuel and hydro bills – they will also correspond to lower emission levels of harmful greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (a product of combustion).

The following table shows you how much rebate you can receive from different parties:

REPLACE YOUR EXISTING HEATING SYSTEM WITH: Ontario
Government
Federal
Government
Ontario
Power Authorities
Total
An ENERGY STAR® qualified gas furnace with a 92.0% AFUE or higher $375* $375 - $375
An ENERGY STAR® qualified gas furnace with a 92.0% AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor $625* $625 $250 $875
An ENERGY STAR® qualified gas furnace with a 94.0% AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor $650* $650 $250 $900
An ENERGY STAR® qualified gas furnace with a 94.0% AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor (when installing a condensing furnace for the first time) $790* $790 $250 $1040
REPLACE YOUR EXISTING COOLING SYSTEM WITH: Ontario
Government
Federal
Government
Ontario
Power Authorities
Total
14.5 SEER central A/C system $250* $250 $250 $500
15 SEER or higher central A/C system $250* $250 $400 $650

* The Ontario Government has not yet introduced its rebate program.

Remember that by improving your home energy efficiency you are eligible to receive other rebates from the Government.