Variable Frequency Drives

 

VFDs are used to control fan and pump speed in many different environments – from building systems to agriculture to water management.

VFDs can cut your fan’s energy requirements significantly. They also:

  • Save money
  • Reduce noise
  • Are less expensive to maintain
  • “Soft-start” your fan, reducing wear and tear, and also reducing your electricity demand during motor starting
  • Provide accurate and repeatable control of HVAC settings

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. Please have your electricity bill available when you call.

For information about VFDs for agriculture or water management uses, view our Custom Solutions page.

Qualifying Equipment:

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

To qualify for a rebate, the VFD will be used in one of the following applications:

Supply Fan Return Fan Exhaust Fan Make-up Air Fan Cooling Tower Fan
Boiler Draft Fan (≤10 hp) Chilled Water Pump Condenser Pump Boiler Feed Water Pump Hot Water Circulating Loop Pump

 

Motor Horsepower (hp) Controlled Product Requirements (All Requirements Apply To All Rebate Levels) Rebate Amount
1-3 hp Applications up to 40 hp are eligible for rebates (up to 10 hp for boiler draft fans).VFDs controlled automatically by differential pressure flow or temperatures are eligible for rebates.

VFDs must be new and not replacing existing VFDs.

Redundant (back-up) systems are not eligible for rebates.

A minimum 3 per cent series reactor (inductor, choke) is recommended on the drive AC input connections (ask your supplier for more information).

VFDs that control forward-curve fans with inlet guide vanes or variable pitch vane-axial fans are not eligible for rebates.

Must operate at least 2,000 hours per year.

$500
5 hp $750
7.5 hp $1,000
10 hp $1,200
15 hp $1,500
25 hp $2,500
30 hp $3,000
40 hp $4,000

 

Note:
Incentives may also be available for VFDs exceeding 40 hp and / or used in applications not listed above.

 

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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