Last Chance to Save $7,100 on a Heat Pump!

Important Update!

This blog post is now out of date. Major changes are being made to the Canada Greener Homes Initiative in 2024. For the most up to date information click the button below. 

The Greener Homes Grant, introduced by Natural Resources Canada, has been a game-changer for Canadian homeowners. Offering up to $7,100 in rebates for the installation of a high-efficiency heat pump and additional rebates for improving your home’s insulation rating. Despite this, there are industry rumours that this grant may be coming to an end, or at least will be changing in early 2024.

At this time, Natural Resources Canada has not provided an official statement detailing how the program will change. From the limited information Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling has received we suspect that the program will continue but with a lower rebate amount offered per household. This would allow the program to reach more homes and hopefully have a larger impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

While the exact program changes remain uncertain, it is clear that the current rebate has been overwhelmingly popular with Canadian homeowners. Many have capitalized on the opportunity to save significantly on new windows, insulation, and high-efficiency HVAC equipment – and so can you!

If you want to benefit from the existing program terms, time is of the essence! Any homeowner who qualifies under the existing rules and has their initial audit done before March 1st, 2024 will still qualify for the current grant amount —up to $6,500 for a qualifying heat pump, along with an additional $600 towards audit fees. The only conditoin is that the equipment must be installed, and a post-audit must be completed within the following 365 days.

As rumours and news continue to fuel conversation around this topic our advice is simple: book your audit NOW.

Who is eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

You may be eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must own the home and the home must be your primary residence.
  • Your home is older than 6 months.
  • You live in a single or semi-detached house, a row house, a townhome, or a year-round cottage.
  • You do not live in a multi-unit residential building that has more than 3 stories or is larger than 600-meter sq.
  • You have not already initiated home upgrades or received incentives from the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus or Canada Greener Homes Grant programs.

Eligibility is subject to change see full details here.

We’ve helped countless homeowners secure their rebates. Skip the headache of tedious grant applications – leave it to the pros!

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FAQs

What is the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a program introduced by Nation Resources Canada to encourage homeowners to make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes. The grant aimed to help homeowners reduce their energy bills, make their homes more comfortable and lower their carbon footprints. Under the program, eligible homeowners can receive lucrative rebates to make energy-efficient retrofits to their homes. These retrofits include improvements such as better insulation, more energy-efficient windows and doors, and the installation of high-efficiency heating systems, such as heat pumps.

Learn more about the Greener Homes Grant

What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is an energy-efficient, electric HVAC system that can both heat and cool your home. In Canada, heat pumps are rapidly gaining popularity due to recent technological advancements. The appearance of a central air source heat pump is similar to that of a standard central air conditioner however it is installed on a stand rather than on the ground. With the ability to provide both heating and cooling, a heat pump is an excellent investment for those looking for a cost-effective and environmentally friendly HVAC solution.

Learn more about heat pumps

Can a heat pump be used in cold climates?

Modern cold-climate heat pumps are designed to operate efficiently even in sub-zero temperatures. At Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling we exclusively install cold climate heat pumps that can keep up with the freezing Ottawa winters.

Learn more about cold-climate heat pumps

Hybrid systems are another great option for homes in Canada, these systems pair a heat pump with a furnace. These systems are great because homeowners save on utility bills throughout the year by using the heat pump but can rely on the furnace for backup heat when needed. 

Learn more about hybrid systems