The Green Ontario Fund is a provincial agency that offers advice and incentives to homeowners to help reduce their carbon footprint and help fight climate change. In December 2017, they announced a number of rebates that are available to homeowners that live in detached, semi-detached or row homes in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. For those looking to upgrade their heating systems, there is now a GreenON Rebate that can save you up to $5,800 on a new air-source heat pump (ASHP).
There are a number of different ASHP options for your home. Delta Air Systems can help you determine the best product for your needs while taking full advantage of the provincial incentives.
To qualify for the incentives, the heat pump installed must be Energy Star certified and must meet CEE Tier-1 qualifications. That means it has a minimum efficiency rating of SEER 15, HSPF 8.5 and EER of 12.5.*
Some people believe that heat pumps can’t be used in areas with below freezing temperatures, but there are cold climate ASHP’s that can work in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius. These heat pumps are also eligible for the GreenON rebates as long as they meet the requirements in NEEP’s cold climate air source heat pump specifications.
Please note that there are additional requirements to qualify for the GreenON rebates:
- You must own a detached home, townhouse or semi-detached home in Ontario.
- These incentives apply to an installation in a new custom home or for the replacement of an existing HVAC system.
- Your home must be currently heated using 70% electricity.
- Rebates are only available when you work with a participating GreenON contractor to purchase and install the heat pump.
- You cannot combine these incentives with other rebates funded by energy ratepayers or taxpayers of the Province of Ontario or Canada including the Home Reno Rebate (HHR) or Program and Home Energy Conservation (HEC) programs.
Delta Air Systems is a participating contractor with the Green Ontario Fund for the installation of qualifying air-source heat pumps. We are fully licensed and certified by the Ontario government to install and provide rebates for homeowners in the area and can help you navigate the complete process.
Delta Air Systems has been providing quality heating and cooling service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas since the 1950s.
*SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.
*EER – Energy Efficiency Ratio
*HSPF – Heating Seasonal Performance Factor