You May Already Qualify for Heat Pump Rebates & Grants!
By now, you’ve most likely heard about the heat pump grants and rebates being offered by the Canadian government and Enbridge Gas. But, did you know that you might already qualify for them? These incentives aren’t just to help pay for the installation of a heat pump; you can also use them for a hybrid heating system. Read on to find out if you’re already eligible!
If You Have a Furnace, You May Qualify
By pairing your existing furnace with a qualifying heat pump to create a hybrid heating system in your home, you qualify for grants and rebates of up to $7,100! These rebates aren’t just for the installation of heat pumps; they can also be used to install a hybrid system in your home.
What is a Hybrid Heating System?
A hybrid heating system, (also known as a dual-fuel system), is an HVAC system that combines two or more heating sources to provide efficient and cost-effective heating. Usually, a hybrid heating system consists of a gas furnace or boiler and a heat pump.
What Are the Advantages of a Hybrid Heating System?
A hybrid heating system gives you the best of both worlds. It allows for maximum efficiency and maximum comfort. Some of the main advantages of a hybrid system include:
- It helps reduce energy consumption and costs.
- It’s the most energy-efficient heating system.
- It’s an environmentally friendly and cost-effective option.
- You can switch between furnace/heat pump depending on the temperature as well as fuel/electricity prices.
Another major advantage of a hybrid setup is that you have a heat pump – that means you have a heater and air conditioner in one system. Therefore, you don’t need to buy an air conditioner.
Heat Pump Financing
On top of qualifying for heat pump rebates and grants, you could finance the installation of your heat pump or hybrid heating system. Delta offers HVAC financing, including for heat pumps. With flexible payment options and reasonable interest rates, installing your new system won’t set you back!
How To Access the Heat Pump Installation Grants
It’s easy for Kitchener-Waterloo residents to take advantage of these heat pump installation grants and rebates. Just follow these simple steps:
Contact Delta Air Systems
If you want to access the heat pump grants and rebates, call Delta and we’ll help you get started. We’ll help you arrange for the required pre-upgrade home energy assessment with a Registered Energy Advisor.
Upgrade your home
Within 12 months of your home evaluation, Delta will complete the eligible installation. Be sure to keep all your paperwork and receipts, as you may be required to submit them following your upgrades.
Complete the post-upgrade evaluation
After the installation is done, a Registered Energy Advisor will perform the required post-upgrade home energy evaluation.
Wait for your cheque
The last step is to submit the necessary paperwork and wait for your cheque to arrive! It can take up to 12 weeks.
Reasons to Get a Heat Pump instead of an AC
1. They work the same as air conditioners.
Heat pumps are dynamic 2-in-1 systems that both heat and cool a space.
2. They take up the same amount of space.
Heat pumps might even take up less space than an air conditioner, depending on the model.
3. Reduce your carbon footprint.
When you use a heat pump, you don’t emit exhaust. Heat pumps are powered by electricity and only transfer heat from one place to another.
4. Heat pumps can serve as a backup heat source.
Heat pumps can be used as a supplemental heat source in your cottage, basement, attic, or home.
5. Heat pumps can handle all or most of your home’s heating.
When sized and installed properly, a heat pump can do most, if not all, of the heating your home may require.
6. Heat pump technology is always evolving.
Heat pump technology is not new. It’s been around and in use for many decades. Therefore, the tech is only getting better and better.
7. There are ducted and ductless models.
You can get a ducted heat pump or ductless heat pump. That means, even without ductwork, you have options.
8. Heat pump grants and rebates.
Since heat pumps are so efficient and effective, the government and Enbridge Gas have rebates and grants to help Canadians make the switch.
What is a heat pump and how does it work?
A heat pump moves heat from one place to another using a refrigeration cycle. It can heat and cool a space by moving heat from a colder area to a warmer one, or vice versa.
To heat your home, a heat pump absorbs heat from the outdoor air, ground, or water source, then compresses and transfers the heat to an indoor coil. The heated refrigerant is used in a heat exchanger to then circulate warm air inside the home.
In cooling mode, the process is reversed. Heat pumps absorb heat from the indoor air and release it outside, cooling the indoor air.