Home Energy Upgrades

What are the qualifying home energy upgrades?

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To be eligible up to $5,000 Enbridge incentive, you must complete at least 2 of the following upgrades to your home. Plus, for a limited time, receive additional electric incentives. Your Registered Energy Advisor will also do an electric assessment to help you find additional ways to save energy and earn even greater incentives. See all the electric incentives here.

Customers who complete more than two upgrades also qualify for a $250 bonus for each additional upgrade installed—up to a maximum of $5,000.

Your certified energy advisor will walk you through all the rebates your home is eligible for and explain how to get the $250 bonus.

Upgrade your Air Conditioner to receive an additional $600 electric incentive.
Click incentives to learn more.

High-Efficiency Furnace or Boiler1

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$1,000
For replacing a
• Less than 95% AFUE natural gas, propane or oil furnace, or;
• 89% or less AFUE natural gas, propane or oil boiler,
with a
• 95% or higher AFUE condensing natural gas, propane or oil furnace, or;
• 90% or higher AFUE condensing natural gas, propane or oil boiler.

Get an additional $650 back in electrical incentives for upgrading your furnace and air conditioner.

Note: The combi system qualifies as a boiler and is eligible for the rebate.2

1Maximum one eligible heating system rebate per meter (with the exception of installing ASHP for non-electrically heated homes). Your home’s primary heating source must be natural gas, propane, oil furnace/boiler, or wood stove. Homes converting from one fuel source to another can participate. However, converting to/from electrically heated homes is not eligible.

2A combi or combo system CANNOT qualify for both the space heating boiler rebate and the domestic hot water rebate; it counts as one measure. However, replacing a combi or combo system with a space heating boiler and domestic water heater counts as two measures and qualifies for both rebates.

LIMITED TIME ONLY: get bigger incentives for this upgrade.

Besides helping you earn $5,000 back, upgrading your heating system also automatically qualifies you to receive an additional $250 in electric incentives. That’s two incentives for the one upgrade!

Note: Converting from electric heating to natural gas would not qualify as an eligible measure through the Home Energy Conservation Program. Electrically heated homes can still participate in the Home Energy Conservation Program by taking advantage of other eligible measures such as Insulation, Air Sealing, Window Replacements and Air Source Heat Pumps.

Basement insulation1,2,3

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$1,250
Add at least R23 to 100% of basement
$750
Add at least R12 to 100% of basement
$1,000
Add at least R23 to 100% of crawl space wall
$500
Add at least R10 to 100% of crawl space wall
$500
Add at least R24 to 100% of floor above crawl space

Exterior wall insulation1

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$1,750
Add at least R9 for 100% of building to achieve a minimum of R12
$1,250
Add at least R3.8 for 100% of building to achieve a minimum of R12

Attic insulation4

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$500
Increase attic insulation to at least R50 from R12 or less
$250
Increase attic insulation to at least R50 from R13 to R25
$500
Increase cathedral/flat roof insulation by at least R14

Air Sealing

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$150
Achieve 10% or more above base target
$100
Achieve base target

1 The rebate is pro-rated based on the percentage of wall area insulated and does not include walls between individual units. For a semi-detached, rebates are 75 per cent of the amounts shown.

2 When both a basement and crawl space are present, all applicable grants are pro-rated to a maximum of $1,250 based on the total wall area.

3 Can qualify for either crawl space wall or floor above crawl space rebate.

4 Insulate a minimum of 20 per cent of the total ceiling area. When the roof consists of more than one type and/or sections (i.e., any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof), rebates are pro-rated based on the total ceiling area percentages upgraded. The rebate for any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof cannot exceed $500.

Window/Door/Skylight1

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$80
For each window, door or skylight replaced with ENERGY STAR® Zone 2 or 3 qualified model.

 

1 $80 rebate per rough opening. Bay window considered one rough opening.

Water heater1

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$500
• Replace water heater with 0.80 EF or higher tanked natural gas or propane water heater.
or
• Replace water heater with 0.82 EF or higher tankless natural gas or propane water heater

Note: The combo system qualifies as a water heater and is eligible for the rebate.2

1 Maximum one water heater rebate per home. Switching to/from electric water heater does not qualify for the rebate. Water heater rebates are not available for electrically heated homes.

2 A combi or combo system CANNOT qualify for both the space heating boiler rebate and the domestic hot water rebate; it counts as one measure. However, replacing a combi or combo system with a space heating boiler and domestic water heater counts as two measures and qualifies for both rebates.

Wood burning system

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$750
• Replace a wood-burning system or appliance with one of the following:

An indoor wood-burning appliance certified to either CAN/CSA-B415.1 or the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 CFR Part 60 wood-burning appliance standard. Appliances exempt from EPA testing are not eligible unless they are B415.1-M92 certified.

An indoor pellet-burning appliance (includes stoves, furnaces and boilers that burn wood, corn, grain or cherry pits).

An indoor masonry heater.

or

• Replace a solid fuel-fired outdoor boiler with an outdoor wood-burning appliance certified to either CAN/CSA-B415.1 or United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Outdoor Wood-fired Hydronic Heater (OWHH Method 28) Program (Phase 1 and 2). The capacity of the new equipment must be equal to or smaller than the capacity of the boiler being replaced.

Note: Your home’s primary heating source needs to be a wood burning system to qualify.

Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Installation

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For Homes heated with Natural Gas, Oil, Propane or wood

$500

Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)**: ENERGY STAR® certified, with minimum efficiency rating of EER 12.5/SEER 15/HSPF 8.5.

** Maximum one ASHP rebate per home. Must be a secondary heating system; households converting to electric are not eligible for the rebate. ASHP does not count as a measure. Rebate does not count towards the $5,000 maximum. Rebate can be combined with another heating equipment.

Additional Electrical Incentives

In order to receive additional electrical incentives outlined below, two upgrades must be completed first as part of the Home Energy Conservation Program.

Electric Heating and Cooling

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  • $600 for installing a CAC model that must be a 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
  • $250 for installing a High-Efficiency Furnace equipped with an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM)
  • $25 for installing an ENERGY STAR® Window Air Conditioner

Electric Appliance Upgrades

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  • $75 for installing an ENERGY STAR® Refrigerator
  • $75 for installing an ENERGY STAR® Freezer
  • $30 for installing an ENERGY STAR® Dehumidifier
  • $75 for installing an ENERGY STAR® Clothes Washer

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) (Electrical Heated Homes Only)

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• Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) (Electrical Heated Homes Only)

$1,900 Ductless ASHP: Single head, electric baseboard, no A/C
$1,900 Ductless ASHP: Single head, electric baseboard, with A/C
$4,250 maximum
$2,500 per exterior unit and the first one interior unit + $250 for each one additional interior unit attached to the same exterior unit
Ductless ASHP: Single head, electric baseboard, no A/C
$4,250
$2,500 per exterior unit and the first one interior unit + $250 for each one additional interior unit attached to the same exterior unit
Ductless ASHP: Multiple head, electric baseboard, with A/C
$2,500 Ductless ASHP: Cold climate single head
$5,800 maximum
$3,000 for one exterior unit and the first interior unit + $400 for each one additional interior unit attached to the same exterior unit
Ductless ASHP: Cold climate multiple head
$3,250 Ducted ASHP: Central furnace, no A/C
$3,250 Ducted ASHP: Central furnace, with A/C
$5,500 Ducted ASHP: Cold climate, central furnace, no A/C
$5,500 Ducted ASHP: Cold climate, central furnace, with A/C

All electrically heated homes installing ASHP MUST meet the following criteria:
  • Serves as a primary heat source
  • ENERGY STAR® certified and minimum efficiency rating of EER 12.5/SEER 15/HSPF 8.5
CC ASHP Ductless:
  • Must meet NEEP’s Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Specification (NEEP, 2017 or more recent) and;
  • Have a COP at -15 C (5 F) greater than 2.0 at a max capacity operation and;
  • Maintain a max capacity at -15 C (5 F) that is greater than or equal to 55 per cent of maximum capacity at 8.3 C (47 F)
CC ASHP Ducted:
  • Must meet NEEP’s Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump Specification (NEEP, 2017 or more recent)

1 Rebate counts towards the $5,800 maximum. AHSP counts as a measure. Can't be combined with another heating equipment upgrade.
2 These electric rebates are only available to customers who completed their pre-renovation energy assessments after May 29, 2017.