2017 Furnace & Air Conditioning Rebates Ontario

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Furnace Air Conditioning Rebates Criteria

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.

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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.

Equipment Eligibility:

 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).

Equipment Eligibility:

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

Who can participate?

  • Residents and small businesses (businesses with residential-type systems) in Ontario who have purchased and installed* eligible central heating or cooling equipment.

Find out if you qualify?

  1.  Your primary home heating source must be natural gas, electricity, oil, propane, or wood.
  2. You are an Enbridge or Union Gas coustomer and have an account in good standing OR if you heat your home with electricity, oil, wood or propane – you must provide a current tax bill for the property.
  3. You must use an Enbridge approved service Organization to deliver home energy audit. For a full listing visit enbrdigesmartsavings.com
  4. You must complete at lease two of the home energy upgrades as recommended by the inspector and achieve a minimum 15% annual fuel savings.
  5. You must complete pre and post energy audits from the same REA by December 31, 2017.

What’s considered as home energy upgrades?

  • Attic insulation upgrade
  • Basement wall insulation upgrade
  • Wall insulation upgrade
  • Exposed floor insulation
  • Air sealing (must be a minimum reduction of at least 10% as measured by a blower door test)
  • Window replacements.
  • High-efficiency furnace, boiler or fireplace (Natural Gas, Propane, Oil or Wood)
  • High Efficiency water heating systems upgrade (Natural gas, propane, oil, or wood)
  • Drain water heat recovery system installation
  • Air source heat pump installation (Natural gas, propane, oil or wood)

Visit Impressive Climate Control’s office for full program details and eligibility.

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