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GreenON Rebates for Air-Source Heat Pumps

By Green Ontario Fund and Save on Energy

Get up to $5,800 for an Air-Source Heat Pump

 

Use the outside air to heat and cool your home while reducing your carbon footprint. Air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) use heat exchangers to draw heat from the outside air to bring it indoors, keeping your home warm more efficiently. In the summer it reverses the cycle to keep you cool.


Who Can Participate

Using a participating contractor, Ontario homeowners who live in a detached home, townhouse or semi are able to take part. If you are a landlord, you must obtain permission from your tenants.

Please note that in order to qualify for this rebate your home must use electricity, propane or heating oil as a primary heating source. Homes heated with natural gas are not eligible.


What You Get

Receive up to $5,800 to install or replace an air-source heat pump in your home. Air-source heat pumps are more efficient than ever, so it’s easy to find a model that’s right for your home.

 

For homes with existing ductwork:

  • ENERGY STAR® Ducted Air-Source Heat Pump $3,250
  • ENERGY STAR® Cold Climate Ducted Air-Source Heat Pump $5,500
 

For homes without existing ductwork:

  • ENERGY STAR® Ductless Air-Source Heat Pump $1,900
  • ENERGY STAR® Ductless Multiport Air-Source Heat Pump $2,500 for exterior unit and first two interior units plus $250 for each additional interior unit, up to a maximum of $4,250
  • ENERGY STAR® Cold Climate Ductless Air-Source Heat Pump $2,500
  • ENERGY STAR® Cold Climate Ductless Multiport Air-Source Heat Pump $3,000 for exterior unit and first two interior units plus $400 for each additional interior unit, up to a maximum of $5,800
 

Which system is right for me?

Call GreenON Support to find out. It depends on your home’s age, size and location. You can also ask a GreenON participating contractor, who can assess your home and recommend the best options for you. Some manufacturers offer additional rebates and extended warranties, so be sure to ask your contractor if your system qualifies.

 

Electrically heated homes will receive a portion of their rebate through Save on Energy.

Contact GreenON Support at 1-888-728-8444 or email info@GreenON.ca to get impartial answers to your air-source heat pump questions from our energy experts.


How it Works

GreenON Rebates makes upgrading your home easy.

  1. Work with a participating contractor to purchase and install an eligible air-source heat pump.
  2. Your contractor will submit your rebate application on your behalf.
  3. Once you have validated that the work has been completed, submit your proof of purchase and receive your rebate cheque in the mail in approximately 8-12 weeks.

Find a participating contractor


Benefits

With an air-source heat pump you can efficiently heat and cool your home while reducing your carbon footprint for years to come.

Breathe easy; an air-source heat pump can help reduce pollen, dust and dirt in your home.

Say goodbye to humidity – air-source heat pumps dehumidify more effectively than central-air conditioners.

Air-Source Heat Pumps 101

Heat your home with the outside air. No matter the climate an air-source heat pump can help heat and cool your home efficiently. Learn the ins and outs of air-source heat pumps and if it’s right for your home.

Moving heat from the outside in

Air-source heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another using a small amount of electricity. An ASHP moves air instead of producing it, making them much more efficient than electrical furnaces and baseboard heaters. Some models can also heat water and provide radiant floor heating too.

Figure showing how an air-source heat pump works in the winter
During the heating cycle, heat is taken from outdoor air and pumped indoors, where it passes through a heat exchanger and warms your home. Even at very cold temperatures, outdoor air contains some heat.
Figure showing how an air-source heat pump works in the summer
On the cooling cycle, the system works in reverse, removing heat and humidity from your home and transferring it outdoors – just like an air conditioner only much more efficient.

The scoop on HSPF and EER

To qualify for rebates, your ASHP must be a new ENERGY STAR® certified system, or one that meets the CEE Tier-1 qualification (i.e. has a minimum efficiency rating of HSPF 8.5/SEER 15/EER 12.5). A heat pump’s label will also tell you how efficient the model is and how it compares to similar systems. Here are two important terms to know:

Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF)measures the ASHP’s heating efficiency. Look for a minimum of 8.5: some models go as high as 13

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures the ASHP’s cooling efficiency. Look for a minimum of 15 some models go as high as 20

Go with a pro

Air-source heat pumps require specialized design and installation. Be sure to obtain quotes from at least three participating contractors or suppliers to compare, and check references.

Questions to ask your contractor:

  • What energy savings can I expect from my new system?

  • Which rebates do I qualify for?

  • Will I need backup heating? If so, how will it affect my energy savings?

  • How can I maximize my energy savings?

  • What is the warranty coverage and maintenance schedule?

Find a participating contractor in your area

Have other home energy questions? Our energy experts are on call to provide impartial home energy saving advice. Contact them at 1-888-728-8444