Ground / Water Source Heat Pumps


Although Nova Scotia experiences vast temperature changes from summer to winter, a few feet below the earth’s surface remains at a fairly constant temperature.

A ground-source heat pump uses this constancy to your advantage: as a source of heat in the winter, and a source of cooling in the summer.

These heat pumps can cut heating and cooling costs by up to 65% compared to standard electric systems, and can reduce your water heating costs by 25% or more.

Save money, energy and our environment: that’s just good business.

Get pre-approval: for financing or rebates over $15,000
Apply for a rebate, or contact us at 1-877-999-6035 within 90 days of installation
Please have your electricity bill available when you call

Qualifying Equipment:

Ground & Water Source Heat Pumps

Note: Where a heat pump 5.4 tons or greater does not meet the COP requirements listed below, but is within 5 per cent, the heat pump is eligible for 80 per cent of the listed rebate.

EER:Energy efficiency ratio; COP: Coefficient of performance

Product Min EER Min COP Requirements Rebate
Open Loop 16.2 3.6 •Heat pump must be utilized during the heating season

•Must off-set electric resistance heating or be new construction

•Systems must be AHRI certified matched systems. For further details visit

•Contact us if replacing an existing air-source heat pump

20.0 4.0 $750/ton
Closed loop/direct geoexchange (DGX) 13.4 3.1 $650/ton
16.0 3.6 $700/ton

Business Energy Rebates

If you know this is the product you want and plan to install, you can apply directly for a Business Energy Rebate.

Get started:

1. Get pre-approval. Important: you must get pre-approval before purchasing solar equipment, or for rebate amounts greater than $15,000.

2. Install your equipment (within 90 days).

3. Get your rebate.

Apply here.

Small Business Energy Solutions

Additional incentives may be available if you qualify as a small business.

The service offers:

  • Up to 60% in rebates and incentives
  • 24 months interest-free financing on your power bill
  • Rebates for your whole business: heating, refrigeration equipment, lighting, and more!
  • Customized recommendations that help you prioritize upgrades and maximize energy savings

Get started:

  1. Complete your business profile. Important: you must get pre-approval before purchasing products.
  2. Find a contractor to install your upgrades.
  3. Get your incentive and rebates.

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