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Guide to the Greener Homes Grant Home Efficiency Rebate in Ontario for Heat Pumps


new Carrier heat pump installed outside home

Did you know you could be eligible for more than $6,500 in government rebates if you install a new heat pump in your home? The Canada Greener Homes Grant offers homeowners financial incentives to make their homes more energy efficient. Here’s more information on the grant and how to apply in Ontario.


What’s the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) launched the Canada Greener Homes Grant in 2021, the goal being to help up to 700,000 homeowners upgrade and improve the efficiency of their homes. The program is designed to help Canadians lower their energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


The program offers up to $6,500 to homeowners who install a new energy-efficient heat pump, plus a $600 rebate on a home energy evaluation.


How Do You Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

Ontario residents who didn’t apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant before January 4, 2023, must register through the Enbridge Gas Home Energy Rebate Plus program (HER+).


What Are the Eligibility Requirements?

To be eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Your home is at least six months old

  • The home is your primary residence

  • The home is a single or semi-detached house, row house, townhouse or all-season cottage

  • Multi-unit buildings don’t qualify for rebates on heating equipment

Landlords who live off-site aren’t eligible for the grant.


How Does a Heat Pump Improve Energy Efficiency?

A heat pump uses energy more efficiently than a traditional HVAC system. In fact, they can reduce energy consumption by nearly 50 per cent.


Heat pumps operate by transferring heat from one place to another. During the summer, they cool your home by transferring heat from the inside to the outside. In winter, they do the opposite. A heat pump can act as a furnace and air conditioner all in one. Even in winter, a heat pump can warm your indoor living areas. Because a heat pump transfers heat rather than producing it, the system is much more efficient than an electric or gas-burning furnace.


You can install a heat pump in a home with an existing HVAC system with ducts or in a home with a mini-split heat pump and no ducts.


Heat Pump Installation in Orangeville and Alliston

At Don’s Heating & Cooling, we’ve installed heat pumps, HVAC systems and water heaters for residential and commercial clients in the Orangeville area of Ontario since 1990. We provide award-winning service for homes, new residential constructions, commercial buildings and restorations. Our experts can help you apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant and install a new energy-efficient heat pump for your home. Contact us today to learn more or request a quote.

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