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OPA REBATE

Receive up to $650 by installing ENERGY STAR® qualified central heating or cooling system when installed and purchased by a participating contractor.

 

To view or print a helpful checklist on how to buy a heating and cooling system for your home click here.

 

 

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The HEATING & COOLING INCENTIVE runs from January 1, 2011 through to December 31, 2011. Incentives are available for residents and businesses (and businesses with residential-type systems) in Ontario who have purchased and installed eligible replacement central heating or cooling equipment through a participating contractor.

  • $250 incentive when you have an existing furnace replaced with the purchase and installation of a high-efficiency furnace equipped with an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM).
  • $250 incentive when you have an existing central air conditioner (CAC) replaced with the purchase and installation of an ENERGY STAR qualified CAC system (NOTE: ENERGY STAR qualified criteria = minimum 14.5 SEER and 12 EER ).
  • $400 incentive when you have an existing CAC replaced with the purchase and installation of a stand-alone CEE “Tier 2″ level central air conditioning system (NOTE: “Tier 2″ level qualified criteria = minimum 15 SEER and 12.5 EER).

Did you know as much as 60% of your annual electricity costs goes towards heating and cooling your home?
It makes sense to look for ways to reduce your usage.

Heating Ontario
Eco Energy Rebates
HEATING SYSTEMS
(New or replacement)

ENERGY STAR® and other qualified equipment or systems marked with a check mark (√) must appear on lists of models linked from the Web version of this document (oee.nrcan.gc.ca/retrofit/table). New equipment must have efficiency ratings higher than the equipment replaced. If replacing two heating systems, both new systems must be in the same category below. For oil-fired upgrades, see “Important notes about oil-fired furnaces and boilers”. For boiler upgrades, see “Important notes about combined space and domestic water heating equipment”.

Replace your heating system with one of the following bulleted items: C
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Grant amounts
Single-
Family Home
MURB
1st
equipment
2nd
equipment
• a gas furnace that has a 92.0 percent annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) or higher. √ list(Type “92” next to “AFUE * From”) 1 $375 $190 Same as single-family home
• a gas furnace that has a 92.0 percent AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor. √ list (Select “Yes” below “High Efficiency Motor”, then type “92” next to “AFUE * From”) 2 $625 $315
• a gas furnace or ENERGY STAR qualified oil furnace that has a 94.0 percent AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor. √ gas list (Select “Yes” below “High Efficiency Motor”, then type “94” next to “From”) √ oil list (Click “Select… ENERGY STAR”, select “Yes” below “High Efficiency Motor”, then type “94” next to “AFUE * From”) 3 $650 $350
• a gas furnace or ENERGY STAR qualified oil furnace that has a 94.0 percent AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor when installing a condensing furnace for the first time. √ gas list(Select “Yes” below “High Efficiency Motor”, then type “94” next to “AFUE * From”) √ oil list (Click “Select… ENERGY STAR”, select “Yes” below “High Efficiency Motor”, then type “94” next to “AFUE * From”) 4 $790 $400
an ENERGY STAR qualified condensing gas boiler that has a 90.0 percent AFUE or higher. √ list(Click “Select… ENERGY STAR”, Select “Yes” below “High Efficiency Motor”, then type “90” next to “AFUE * From”) 5 $750 $375
• an ENERGY STAR qualified oil boiler that has an 85.0 percent AFUE or higher. √ list (Click “Select… ENERGY STAR”) 6 $750 $375
• an ENERGY STAR qualified oil furnace that has an 85.0 percent AFUE or higher. √ list (Click “Select… ENERGY STAR”) 7 $375 $190
• an ENERGY STAR qualified oil furnace that has an 85.0 percent AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor. √ list (Click “Select… ENERGY STAR”, then select “Yes” below “High Efficiency Motor”) 8 $625 $315
Replace your heating system in a mobile home with a qualified zero-clearance gas furnace that has a 90.0 percent AFUE or higher. √ list $375 N/A
Install a ground or water source earth-energy system (sometimes called a “geothermal system”) that conforms to the CAN/CSA-C448 Standard from the Canadian Standards Association. A company qualified by the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) must install the new system or a complete replacement of an existing system (new heat pump unit and new loop). The CGC must also certify the system after installation. Visit geo-exchange.ca for a list of qualified companies and certification requirements. $4,375 N/A
Replace only the heat pump unit of an existing earth-energy system (ground or water source heat pump). A company qualified by the CGC must install the heat pump according to CAN/CSA-C448. The CGC must also certify the system after installation. Visit (geo-exchange.ca) for a list of qualified companies and certification requirements. $1,750 N/A $1,750 (per equipment replaced)
Replace your existing space and domestic water heating equipment with a qualified integrated mechanical system (IMS) that is CSA P.10-07 certified and that achieves the “premium” performance rating. An IMS provides space heating, domestic hot water and heat recovery ventilation functions. √ list $1,625 N/A $1,625 (per equipment replaced)
Replace your wood-burning system or appliance with one of the following:

Gas fireplaces are not eligible.

$375 $190 $375 (per equipment replaced)
Replace your solid fuel-fired outdoor boiler with an outdoor wood-burning appliance certified to either CAN/CSA-B415.1 or United States EPAOutdoor Wood-fired Hydronic Heater (OWHHMethod 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. $375 N/A $375 (per building)
Install a minimum of five electronic thermostats if electric baseboard heaters are the primary space heating system. $40 for 5 N/A $40 (per set of 5)
Install one of the following ENERGY STAR qualified air-source heat pumps (ASHP) that provide space heating and optional cooling. TheASHP must have an Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) number meeting the requirements in Table 1 row 1 (below):

  • a central split-system ASHP that is a complete new system or replacement including the matched indoor coil and outdoor unit, as well as a furnace if required to meet ENERGY STAR. √ list (Choose “Split-System Heat Pumps”, click “Select”, check “Only…ENERGY STAR”, type “12000” after “From”, then type “7.1” after “HSPF Region 5 at least”, then type “14.5” after “SEER at least”)
  • a single package ASHP√ list < http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca> (Choose “Split-System Heat Pumps”, click “Select”, check “Only…ENERGY STAR”, type “12000” after “From”, type “7.1” after “HSPF Region 5 at least”, then type “14.5” after “SEER at least”)
  • a ductless mini-split ASHP with at least one indoor head per floor (excluding the basement) that is a complete new system or replacement including indoor head and outdoor unit. √ list (Choose “Split-System Heat Pumps”, click “Select”, check “Only…ENERGY STAR”, type “12000” after “From”, type “7.1” after “HSPF Region 5 at least”, then type “14.5” after “SEER at least”)

See “Important notes about air-source heat pumps (ASHP) and central air-conditioners (A/C)”. When replacing a central A/C, see “Cooling Systems” for additional applicable grants.

$500 N/A $500 (per equipment replaced or installed)

N/A = Not applicable

Important notes about oil-fired furnaces and boilers

Unlike gas-fired equipment, installers can configure oil-fired furnaces and boilers on-site to meet the heating requirements of the home. The nozzle size (which affects the heating capacity), venting arrangement (side wall or chimney) and burner model are three important components that can change the AFUE efficiency and ENERGY STAR qualification. Before purchasing a new oil-fired furnace or boiler, ask your installer to verify with the manufacturer that the AFUE is based on your specific configuration (nozzle, venting and burner) and meets the grant eligibility requirements. Once installed, ask the installer to provide your furnace or boiler specifications (brand name, model number, nozzle rating in United States gallons per hour, heating capacity with installed nozzle, burner model name, venting arrangement and AFUE) with your invoice. (You can use the can use the optional Homeowner Record of Upgrades form).

Important notes about air-source heat pumps (ASHP) and central air-conditioners (A/C)

When selecting a new ENERGY STAR ASHP or central A/C, the complete system must meet the requirements in Table 1 below. The system is composed of a matched outdoor unit (condenser coil), indoor unit (evaporator coil or head in the case of ductless mini-splits) and sometimes a specific furnace. The installer must supply an invoice with all makes and model numbers including the AHRI reference number. When the AHRI reference number includes a furnace model, that furnace must be present at the time of the post-retrofit evaluation or otherwise the ASHP or A/C will not qualify for a grant. For ductless mini-split ASHP, at least one outdoor unit combined with one or more heads must meet the 12,000BTU/hr requirements.

Table 1: Minimum requirements for air-source heat pumps and air conditioners

Type Seasonal Energy
Efficiency Rating
(SEER)
Energy
Efficiency
Rating (EER)
Heating Season
Performance Factor
(HSPF) for Region V
Heating capacity (BTU/hr)
1 Air-Source Heat Pumps 14.5 12.0 7.1 12,000
2 Air Conditioners 14.5 12.0 N/A N/A

COOLING SYSTEMS
(Replacement only)

ENERGY STAR and other qualified equipment or systems marked with a check mark (√) must appear on the list of models linked from the Web version of this document (oee.nrcan.gc.ca/retrofit/table). The newly installed equipment must have efficiency ratings higher than the equipment being replaced. See “Important notes about air-source heat pumps (ASHP) and central air-conditioners (A/C).”

Grant amounts
Single-
Family Home
MURB
Replace your central air-conditioning system with one of the following ENERGY STAR A/C systems:

  • a central split-system A/C that has an AHRI number meeting the requirements in Table 1 row 2. √ list(Choose “Split System Air Conditioners”, click “Select”, check “Only…ENERGY STAR”, then type 14.5 after “SEER at least”)
  • a ductless mini-split that has an AHRI number meeting the requirements in Table 1 row 2 with at least one indoor head per floor excluding the basement. √ list(Choose “Split System Air Conditioners”, click “Select”, check “Only…ENERGY STAR”, then type 14.5 after “SEER at least”)
  • an ASHP qualified from the “Heating Systems” section that also provides cooling (such a system would be eligible for both a space heating and cooling grant). √ list (Choose “Split-System Air Conditioners” or “Single package Heat Pumps”, click “Select”, check “Only…ENERGY STAR”, type “12000” after “From”, type “7.1” after “HSPF Region 5 at least”, then type “14.5” after “SEER at least”)
$250 (one grant only) $250 (per building)
Replace your window A/C unit with one of the following:

  • a ductless mini-split that has an AHRI number meeting the requirements in Table 1 row 2 with less than one indoor head per floor. √ list (Choose “Split System Air Conditioners”, click “Select”, check “Only…ENERGY STAR”, then type 14.5 after “SEER at least”)
  • ENERGY STAR qualified window A/C units. √ list(Choose “Select…ENERGY STAR”)
$25 (per unit replaced; maximum of 5 units) $25 (maximum of 2 units per dwelling uni
Lennox Rebates
Receive up to
$1,450
from Lennox when you purchase a qualifying Home Comfort System*, which includes:

  • Air Conditioner or Heat Pump
  • Gas or Oil Furnace
  • Thermostat
  • Choice of air cleaner or indoor air quality system