What is the Heating Research Pilot?
The Heating Research Pilot is an initiative that will work with 90 homeowners who wish to eliminate the use of oil in their home. Eligible homeowners can access up to 50% of the total project cost (max. $10,000) to remove and replace all oil heating equipment with an electric-based heating system. Participants can stack this rebate with other additional rebate programs that they may be eligible for.
Who Can Apply?
Find out if you are eligible for the pilot.
- Participation is by invitation only as this is a research project with limited funding. Invitations are drawn from a list of homeowners who have recently entered our Home Energy Assessment program. Efficiency Nova Scotia/EfficiencyOne reserves the right to refuse applications.
- The homeowner must have completed an initial Home Energy Assessment through Efficiency Nova Scotia within the past 12 months, and not started their renovations yet;
- The house is at least six months old (from the date on the occupancy permit) at the time of the initial assessment;
- The participant is the owner of the house, and this is their primary residence;
- The house must be a single family detached home or a semi-detached home (row house, townhouse, duplex, triplex) where each unit has its own heating system and electrical meter with utility accounts in the homeowner’s name;
- A mobile home may be eligible if it is permanently fixed on a foundation and structurally complete with its own plumbing, heating, electrical, sewer services;
- The primary heating system must currently be oil-fired, such as forced air furnace with central ducting, or a hot water boiler supplying hydronic baseboard heating, cast iron radiators, radiant panels, or in-floor heating, or similar using oil as the primary heating energy source. It may have a secondary source for localized heating in a room such as a wood stove, fireplace, heat pump or electric baseboard;
- The home must use over 1000L of oil per year.