This article is strictly informative. All up to date furnace and air conditioning rebates, eligibility and amounts must be checked through governing bodies. Ontario furnace air conditioning rebates can be changed any time once the program reaches it’s maximum spending budget.
To offset the upfront cost of heating and cooling systems the Canadian government has set out several furnace air conditioning rebates programs. These government heating and cooling incentives are meant to increase energy efficiency. The furnace air conditioning rebates are delivered by Enbridge Gas Distribution in partnership with the Government of Ontario and Save on Energy (IESO).
There are currently two types of rebate programs available in Ontario.
Furnace Air Conditioning Rebates
One of the programs running is called the Home Energy Conservation Program offered through Enbridge and Union Gas. This program asks homeowners to renovate an existing home to increase the overall efficiency. For instance, adding insulation will increase the home’s efficiency rating. Once your home achieves 15% annual fuel savings with upgrading at least two of the original recommended home energy upgrades than you qualify for a rebate of up to $1,600 dollars in incentives from the gas company. To qualify you must have a home inspection done prior to upgrading and a post inspection once upgrades are done.
The second program is called Save On Energy “Heating and Cooling Incentives” has been offered for sometimes now. However the eligibility has been set to a higher efficiency rating under the new program. This program is offered through IESO offers up to $850 dollars rebates on upgrading to high efficiency furnace and air conditioning that meets the program’s standards. The Save On Energy programs is available for those who just want to upgrade their heating and cooling systems.
| High-efficiency furnace:
- Oil, electric, natural gas and propane furnaces are eligible for an upgrade
- All new furnaces must be equipped with an electrically commutated motor
Note: Furnace incentives run until December 31, 2017
ENERGY STAR® certified central air conditioner (CAC):
- CAC model must be ENERGY STAR® certified with a minimum seasonal energy efficiency (SEER) ratio of 18 and a minimum energy efficiency ratio (EER) of 13
- Must have a qualifying indoor coil
For the first time in Ontario, IESO is offering rebates on air source heat pumps (ASHP). Electrically heated homes are offered up to $4,000 dollars in rebates when installing Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP).
|Air-source heat pump (ASHP):
- Must be a home or small business with electricity as primary heating source (70 per cent of total heating load)
- The ASHP must be ENERGY STAR® certified or a consortium for energy efficiency (CEE) Tier-1 level system, minimum SEER 15/HSP 8.5/EER 12.5 rating