Air Conditioner Rebates Ontario 2017

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Air Conditioner Rebates Ontario 2017

The Air Conditioner Rebates in Ontario will be changing to eliminate lower SEER rating eligibility. The IESO “Independent Electricity System Operator” will be removing the CAC system incentives for certain SEER ratings. Currently Cac incentives are available for SEER 14.5 and higher, however this will end on June 28th, 2017 . A new Air Conditioner Rebates program will be starting as of July 1st, 2017.

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) recently announced an amendment to the Energy Efficiency Regulations. This will increase energy performance standards for 20 products, including the following herein:

Air Conditioners

Furnaces

Fireplaces and Space Heaters

Gas and Oil Fired Water Heaters

Boilers

Commercial Refrigeration

The announcement to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published on December 28th, 2016, in Canada Gazette Part II, following 75-day public comment period. The regulations reflect input from business and consumer stakeholder organizations, including HRAI and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating. www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/regulations-codes-standard/18419

What Does This Mean For Me As A Consumer?

When the SEER rating eligibility increases to higher SEER ratings, it will change your eligibility for air conditioner rebates. For example last year the heating and cooling incetive included central air conditioners at 14.5 SEER which cost less to buy for homeowners. However the higher the SEER rating of air conditioner is the more upfront cost is to the home owner. It would be a wise idea to replace your system now before July 1st to take advantage of the current incentives.

If you are in the market for a new ductless cooling system, it is very advantages to you are as a home owner. You will be saving a lot on many units which did not have any rebates in previous years in Ontario. Make sure you take advantage of the ductless rebates when the program kicks in summer.

Product Updates for Eligible HVAC Measures included in the Save on Energy Heating and Cooling Program – Coming July 2017

Air Conditioner Rebates Ontario
Elegible HVAC MeasureDetails / DescriptionIncentive Amount
High efficiency furnace equipped with a vaiable speed ECMMust replace an existing furnace (currently in the program)$250
Drop in variable speed ECM for existing furnaceMust replace existing PSC furnace motor$150
Circulator Pump Equipped
with a variable speed ECM
Must be installed on a
hydronic heating system and
not on a DHW heater
$30
Energy Star certified CAC
system 18+ SEER
Must be 18 SEER or higher and
13 EER or higher
$600
Ductless Mini Splits ASHP – Must be 15 SEER or higher,
12.5 EER or higher and 8.5
HSPF or higher
– For electrically heated homes
only
$1000
Ductless Multiport ASHP– Must be 15 SEER or higher,
12.5 EER or higher and 8.5
HSPF or higher
– For electrically heated homes
only
$1250.00 for one exterior
unit and the first two interior
units, plus $250.00 for each
additional interior unit
attached to the same exterior
unit up to a max. participant
incentive of $3000.00
Ducted ASHP– Must be 15 SEER or higher,
12.5 EER or higher and 8.5
HSPF or higher
– For electrically heated homes
only
$1250
Cold Climate Ductless ASHP– Must be 15 SEER or higher,
12.5 EER or higher and 8.5
HSPF or higher
– Must meet NEEP’s Cold
Climate Air Source Heat Pump
Specification (NEEP, 2017 or
more recent) and;
– Have a COP at -15°C(5°F)
greater than 2.0 at a max
capacity operation and;
– Maintain a max capacity at –
15°C (5°F) that is greater than
or equal to 55% of maximum
capacity at 8.3°C (47°F)
– For electrically heated homes
only
$1500
Cold Climate Ductless
Multiport ASHP
– Must be 15 SEER or higher,
12.5 EER or higher and 8.5
HSPF or higher
– Must meet NEEP’s Cold
Climate Air Source Heat Pump
Specification (NEEP, 2017 or
more recent) and;
– Have a COP at -15°C(5°F)
greater than 2.0 at a max
capacity operation and;
– Maintain a max capacity at –
15°C (5°F) that is greater than
or equal to 55% of maximum
capacity at 8.3°C (47°F)
– For electrically heated homes
only
$1900.00 for one exterior
unit and the first two interior
units, plus $400.00 for each
additional interior unit
attached to the same exterior
unit, up to a maximum
participant incentive of
$4000.00
Cold Climate Ducted ASHP– Must be 15 SEER or higher,
12.5 EER or higher and 8.5
HSPF or higher
– Must meet NEEP’s Cold
Climate Air Source Heat Pump
Specification (NEEP, 2017 or
more recent) and;
– Have a COP at -15°C(5°F)
greater than 2.0 at a max
capacity operation and;
– Maintain a max capacity at –
15°C (5°F) that is greater than
or equal to 55% of maximum
capacity at 8.3°C (47°F)
– For electrically heated homes
only
$4000.00
Adaptive Thermostat -Must have heat pump lockout
temperature control, which
will be listed on eligible
thermostat list approved by
IESO (TBD)
– For electrically heated homes
only
$50
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