The Greener Home rebate program is a government funded incentive program that is designed to help Canadians make their homes more energy efficient. One of the best ways to ensure you are reducing your energy usage is by increasing the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. For this reason, the Green Homes heat pump rebate is one of the largest rebates available to Canadian homeowners. Since this program’s inception, the popularity has continued to increase, making it one of the most successful energy efficiency programs in recent years. People have many questions about the program and we are here to help.
How does the Green Homes Heat Pump rebate work?
The Greener Homes Heat Pump rebate is a program that is administered by Enbridge for homeowners in the Ottawa area. Enbridge is a natural gas supplier that is working in partnership with the Canadian government to help homeowners obtain these rebates. If you are a customer with Enbridge, you are eligible to receive up to $7100 ($6500 for rebate and $600 in reimbursement for the audits). If you are not an Enbridge customer you are eligible to receive up to $5600 in rebates ($5000 for rebate and $600 in reimbursement for the audits).
In order to participate in the program you must follow the steps listed below:
- Arrange an energy audit with and approved auditing company.
- Complete the Energy audit (a preliminary fee will apply).
- Obtain quotes for qualifying heat pump systems.
- Complete the installation of qualifying equipment.
- At this point your contractor will collect payment for the installation or coordinate a financing offer
- Schedule and complete post audit.
- Receive the rebate cheque!
How long does it take to get my Greener Homes Heat Pump rebate (Updated in June 2023)?
One of the most common questions we receive about the Greener Homes Heat Pump rebate Ottawa is concerning the amount of time it takes to receive the rebate. As the program’s popularity skyrocketed, the answer to this question changed. In 2022 we were seeing homeowners receive the full rebate amount within a few months. Speaking with our clients and auditing partners, we are now hearing that the rebate cheque may take anywhere from 3-8 months to receive. This is simply due to the popularity of the program and the amount of administrative time it takes to deploy the funds.
Is there any way to take advantage of the program if I don’t have the cash on hand?
In Ottawa, many of our clients are looking to take advantage of this amazing opportunity but may not have the entirety of the purchase cash on hand to complete the installation. We understand that 8 months may be a long time to wait on $7100 worth of reimbursement. For this reason, AirZone HVAC Services partners with the very best in home financing organizations. We have numerous different plans that can help homeowners achieve their goals while keeping their hard earned money in their pockets. Think of these programs as a bridge financing loan. We have programs that offer 3 month, 6 month or even 12 month deferrals. This means you can complete the installation with little to no money out of pocket and defer the payments to a later date. We have many clients who are taking advantage of these offers and enjoying a cool and comfortable home today!
AirZone HVAC Services is Ottawa’s expert in Greener Homes rebates. We have helped clients obtain over 2 million dollars in rebates in the past 3 years. We pride ourselves on making the process easy and smooth. Not only can we help you set up your audit but we also offer the most thorough and precise heat pump installations. When you choose AirZone HVAC Services you are choosing a company that installs multiple heat pump systems a day and truly believes in the technology. Feel free to call our office to discuss your free in-home consultation today!