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Heating system rebates

Heating makes up half the energy bill in most Nova Scotian homes, making it the single largest use of energy for most of us. Upgrade to an efficient home heating system and you can get rebates to complement your monthly savings and comfortable home. Efficient heating systems like heat pumps, wood/pellet stoves, water heaters, and solar can save you money, by using less energy.

If you have installed a qualified heating system in the last 180 days, you could be eligible to receive a rebate between $150 and $2,500. Rebates are available to all homes regardless of how you heat your home.

For Heat Pump, Wood, Pellet, Solar Thermal, Water Heating Equipment and ETS rebates, apply through our online portal.

Please ensure you have read through all the steps in our section below before applying.
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Available Rebates
Choose from a variety of upgrades

Heat Pumps$150 - $2,500
Wood and Pellet Heating$500 - $1,000
Three-Element Water Heater$400 - $650
Solar Thermal$400 - $1,000
ETS$300 - $2,100

5 Simple Steps to Energy Savings

Follow these simple steps to rebates on your new energy efficiency home heating equipment.
Processing times vary depending on season and can affect how quickly you receive your rebate.

Step 1 - Ensure eligibility of your system

Check to make sure your new heating equipment is eligible for a rebate by reading the program Terms and conditions.

If you have installed a ductless mini-split, ensure it is on the Cold Climate Heat Pump List.  Use our look-up tool to ensure your heat pump qualifies for a rebate.

For all equipment, consult the appropriate rebate guide:

    Step 2 - Obtain an Invoice for your install

    Get a copy of your detailed invoice for the new equipment that meets our Invoice Guidelines (PDF).

    For Contractors applying on behalf of customers, they will also need to submit a signed Customer Consent Form (PDF)

    Step 3 - Take photos of your new system

    Take photos of your newly installed system (indoor and outdoor components). These photos will be needed as part of your application.

    Step 4 - Obtain a copy of your power bill

    Ensure you have a copy of your most recent power bill. It’s a required component for the application.

    Step 5 - Apply for rebate online

    Once you have all the above documents, you can submit the appropriate online rebate application.

    If you have questions, please contact us at 1-877-999-6035.

    For assistance with the rebate application process, please consult our rebate application guide.

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    Our heat pump is so great in the summer for keeping the house cool. We didn’t even know it could do that.


    Brian and Lena live in Hants County in a 2,200 sq ft. bungalow and were looking for a way to save money on their expensive heating bills. They decided to install a mini-split heat pump and received a $300 rebate for the project. Their home is now much more comfortable—warm in winter and cool in summer, while saving money on bills.

    House Type: Bungalow | Year Built: 1995
    Sq Footage:  2,200 sq ft.
    Annual Savings: Brian and Lena now save about $336 on bills annually

    elderly couple drying dishes
    We love the warmth and efficiency of our wood stove. With our savings, we’re able to do more home upgrades.


    The Sampsons are an elderly couple living in South Berwick, who were looking for alternatives to high electric heating costs in their home. They decided on the cozy, sustainable heat of a wood stove, and made the upgrade using a $500 rebate from Efficiency Nova Scotia. They now save over $1,100 annually on heating costs and enjoy a warmer, more efficient home.

    House Type: Townhome | Year Built: 1990
    Sq Footage:  1,355 sq ft.
    Annual Savings:  The Sampsons now save $1,127.12 annually (minus the cost of the wood).

    Find a contractor

    Search our directory to find a qualified local professional to complete your efficiency upgrade project. Connect with contractors, insulation installers, heating system installers, electricians, and more.