Heating System Rebates – Terms and Conditions

General Program Eligibility:

• Equipment must be new, installed, and in service prior to application submission.
• All rebate documents must be received within 180 days of purchase and installation.
• Equipment must be purchased from a licensed retailer or installer. Incentives are not available for the
purchase and installation of secondhand equipment.
• Homes must be existing (at least six months past the occupancy permit with 6 months of utility usage
history) single family homes used year-round; including detached homes, row houses, duplexes, individual
condo units, and mobile homes. Garages, new construction projects, off-grid homes and additions are not
eligible for rebates.
• Participants must install all equipment as well as all peripheral equipment required to operate the system
(stove/insert, chimney, venting, required safety features, etc.). Installations must meet all applicable codes
and applicants are responsible to obtain all required permits.
• All new equipment must be inspected and/or installed by the appropriate certified professional. If
not installed by a certified professional, it must be inspected by the appropriate certified
professional. Efficiency Nova Scotia reserves the right to request proof of installation, inspection,
and/or completion certificates.
• Maximum payment will not exceed 50 percent of the equipment purchase price. Applicants and/or
contractors are responsible for all costs associated with sales tax, installation, and disposal/recycling.
Applicant is responsible for any tax liability of rebate payment.
• Applicant must be the owner of the home that is to receive heating upgrades and must be willing to
complete a survey or receive an inspection of the home, to verify the equipment installed.
• Homeowners must allow Efficiency Nova Scotia to gain energy usage information from their utility.
• Efficiency Nova Scotia reserves the right to decline rebates where it is determined that the system will not
meet performance potential.
• The Applicant must submit the following rebate documents to be eligible for rebates within 180 days of
purchase and installation: (1) Heating System Rebate application, (2) proof of purchase, (3) photos of the
system, (4) a copy of a recent electric bill, and other information deemed necessary by Efficiency Nova
Scotia to adequately review the rebate request. Proof of purchase includes invoice(s) [which meet the
Heating System Rebate Invoice Guidelines]. Note: Nova Scotia Power Lease Agreements do qualify as
a proof of purchase. It is up to the participant to ensure that all required documents are submitted within
the 180 day timeframe as indicated on the application form and program criteria.
• Participation in the Home Energy Assessment program and New Home Construction program precludes
homeowners from receiving rebates for the same upgrades in other Efficiency Nova Scotia programs. Only
rebates from one program will be issued for any upgrade. This includes Efficiency Nova Scotia point of sale
rebates from participating contractors.
• NSPI Rate Code 2 and 3 are eligible for homes which are primarily used as a residence and must meet the
above building criteria. For Rate Code 4, please reach out to Efficiency Nova Scotia for eligibility at
1 877 999 6035.
• Applicant assumes all responsibility for the selecting and installing of products and services used in any
renovations, ensuring any planned upgrades are covered by their home insurance policy, obtaining all
applicable permits, and paying all applicable taxes on work performed.

 

Heat Pump Eligibility:

• In electrically heated homes and non-electrically heated homes you can apply for rebates within 180
days of purchase and installation of qualifying products.
• Only ductless mini-split heat pumps listed on our Cold Climate Heat Pump List qualify for rebates.
Ductless mini-split heat pump model must be on the Cold Climate Heat Pump List at the time of purchase.
• Slim ducted or mixed ducted mini-split systems are not eligible for rebates.
• Rebates are not available for the replacement of working or non-working heat pump equipment
(ducted, ductless, air to water and geothermal).
• Rebates are not available for space heating systems and/or system components installed in a previously
unconditioned space.

 

Wood, Pellet, Solar and Water Heating Eligibility:

• In electrically heated homes and non-electrically heated homes you can apply for rebates within 180 days
of purchase and installation of qualifying products.
• System installations must conform to manufacturer’s specifications and all applicable codes and standards.
• Furnace ducts and hot water pipes being installed should be kept within the building envelope. If this is not
an option, pipes and/or ducts must be properly sealed and insulated. Please note: Outdoor wood/pellet
furnaces or broilers are not eligible for rebates.
• Rebates are not available for the replacement of working biomass, solar, and water heating equipment. If
replacing non-working biomass, solar, and water heating equipment, contact Efficiency Nova Scotia before
purchasing new equipment to verify eligibility for rebates.

 

Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) Eligibility:

• In 100% electrically heated homes you can apply for rebates within 180 days of purchase and installation
of qualifying products.
• ETS systems must be replacing or supplementing electric resistance heating in 100% electrically heated
homes. Homes with centrally ducted heat pumps are not eligible for ETS rebates.
• Rebates are not available for the replacement of working or non-working ETS units.

 

Release of Information:

I hereby consent and acknowledge that:
• I am the registered owner of the home where the system is installed and that all information on this form
provided to Efficiency Nova Scotia is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. Any willful
misstatement may be cause for the rejection and cancellation of my application.
• I have read and agree to all program eligibility criteria listed on the pages that make up this rebate
application.
• I understand that I will only receive incentives on installed equipment that meets the required efficiency
standards (or maximum emissions standards) set by Efficiency Nova Scotia as part of this program.
• My current electrical utility is hereby authorized to release to Efficiency Nova Scotia my billing account
information, including such details as the name of the account and the number of kilowatt hours of
electrical consumption pertaining to the residence of the above noted homeowner.
• I understand that Efficiency Nova Scotia does not endorse the services of any contractor or any specific
product and accepts no liability in the selection of material, products, contractors, or performance of work.
• If I am a customer of Nova Scotia Power, I acknowledge that Efficiency Nova Scotia receives information
about me and my property from Nova Scotia Power Incorporated to deliver electrical efficiency services. I
hereby provide my consent to EfficiencyOne to collect, use, and disclose the information that
EfficiencyOne receives about me and my property from Nova Scotia Power Incorporated for all services
that EfficiencyOne provides.
• Efficiency Nova Scotia, its agents or auditors may contact me for the purposes of program administration,
implementation, and evaluation and/or provide me with further information on this or other conservation related programs.
• Efficiency Nova Scotia is a franchise operated by EfficiencyOne, official Licensee of the Province of Nova
Scotia. By providing your consent you agree to release your personal information to the current and
successive holders of the Efficiency Nova Scotia franchise. By completing and submitting this form, I
hereby consent to the purposes for which Efficiency Nova Scotia is collecting, using, and disclosing
personal information as set out in Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Privacy Policy. More information on Efficiency
Nova Scotia’s Privacy Policy can be found online; efficiencyns.ca/privacy-policy or by email,
privacy@efficiencyns.ca