Green Heat

 

Heating makes up half the energy bill in most Nova Scotian homes, making it the single largest use of energy for most of us. Efficient heating systems can save you money, by using less energy.

If you have installed a qualified heating system in the last 90 days, you could be eligible to receive a rebate (up to $2,500). Rebates are available to all homes regardless of how you heat the home or water within it.

To ensure rebate eligibility, please review criteria on application prior to product purchase and installation.

 

 

Heat Pump Rebates

To apply for rebates on a new heat pump heating system, please complete a Heat Pump Application.  Eligible products types include ductless mini-spilt heat pump, centrally ducted heat pump, air-to-water heat pump and geothermal heat pump.

Please note, only ductless mini-split heat pump systems on our Efficiency Nova Scotia Cold Climate Heat Pump list are eligible for incentives. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-999-6035.

 

 

Wood, Pellet and Solar Rebates

To apply for rebates on a new wood, pellet or solar heating system, please complete a Green Heat Application. Eligible products types include wood/pellet stove, wood/pellet furnace and solar thermal; air-to-air. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-999-6035.

 

 

 

Water Heating Rebates

To apply for rebates on a new water heating system, please complete a Water Heating Application.  Eligible products types include heat pump water heater and solar thermal: domestic hot water. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-999-6035.

 

 

 

Funding for the program

This program receives partial funding from the Government of Canada’s $56 million-dollar commitment to Nova Scotia from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.  Efficiency Nova Scotia is administering the program for the Province of Nova Scotia.

 

Get Started

The Green Heating program offers rebates up to $2,500 to cover the cost of new high efficiency heating equipment and installation.

Submit the following documents:

  1. Submit the appropriate Green Heat Application (heat pump, wood/pellet/solar or water heating), including worksheet(s) for products that you have installed.
  2. A detailed invoice that meets our Invoice Guidelines.
  3. Photo of the installed system (indoor and outdoor component), and
  4. A copy of your most recent power bill.
  5. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive rebate cheque.

If you have installed a qualified heating system in the last 90 days, you could be eligible to receive a rebate (up to $2,500). Rebates are available to all homes regardless of how you heat the home or water within it.

To ensure rebate eligibility, please review criteria on application prior to product purchase and installation.

 

 

Heat Pump Rebates

To apply for rebates on a new heat pump heating system, please complete a Heat Pump Application.  Eligible products types include ductless mini-spilt heat pump, centrally ducted heat pump, air-to-water heat pump and geothermal heat pump.

Please note, only ductless mini-split heat pump systems on our Efficiency Nova Scotia Cold Climate Heat Pump list are eligible for incentives. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-999-6035.

 

 

Wood, Pellet and Solar Rebates

To apply for rebates on a new wood, pellet or solar heating system, please complete a Green Heat Application. Eligible products types include wood/pellet stove, wood/pellet furnace and solar thermal; air-to-air. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-999-6035.

 

 

 

Water Heating Rebates

To apply for rebates on a new water heating system, please complete a Water Heating Application.  Eligible products types include heat pump water heater and solar thermal: domestic hot water. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-999-6035.

 

Send completed application packages to one of the following:

Email:
greenheat@efficiencyns.ca


Mail:
Green Heat
230 Brownlow Ave, Suite 300
Dartmouth, NS
B3B 0G5


Fax:
902-470-3599
Attention Green Heat

 

Find a Contractor:

If you are looking for an experienced  contractor to help select a qualifying heating system and to complete the installation, check out our Efficiency Trade Network directory. Here you can search from our listing of contractors to assist you with your energy efficiency project.

Eligibility

Green Heat eligibility criteria:

 

Space Heating Eligibility

  • In electrically heated homes you can apply for rebates within 90 days of purchase and installation of qualifying products.
  • In non-electrically heated homes, beginning July 10 you can apply for rebates within 90 days of purchase and installation of qualifying products. Purchases and installations in non-electrically heated homes prior to July 10 are not eligible for rebates as rebates are not retroactive before July 10. Mini-split heat pumps continue to be available to all homes within 90 days of purchase and installation.
  • Only ductless mini-split heat pumps listed on our Cold Climate Ductless Minisplit Heat Pumps list qualify for rebates.
  • 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.

 

Water Heating Eligibility

  • In homes with electrically heated domestic hot water you can apply for rebates within 90 days of purchase and installation of qualifying water heating equipment.
  • In homes with non-electrically heated domestic hot water, beginning July 10 you can apply for rebates within 90 days of purchase and installation of a qualifying water heating equipment. Purchases and installations in non-electrically heated domestic hot water homes prior to July 10 are not eligible for rebates as rebates are not retroactive before July 10.
  • 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.

 

General Program Eligibility (both space and water heating)

  • Equipment must be new, installed and in service, and all rebate documents received within 90 days of purchase and installation.
  • Homes must be existing (at least six months past the occupancy permit) single family homes used year round; including detached homes, row houses, duplexes, individual condo units, and mobile homes. Garages, new construction projects and additions are not eligible for incentives.
  • 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.
  • 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: (1) Green Heat Application, (2) Proof of Purchase, (3) Photos of the system (4) a copy of an 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 Green Heat Invoice Guidelines].Note: Nova Scotia Power Lease Agreements do qualify as a proof of purchase.
  • Participation in the Home Energy Assessment program or 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 particular measure.
  • Rebates are not available for the replacement of working equipment. If replacing non-working equipment contact Efficiency Nova Scotia prior to purchasing new equipment to verify eligibility and an incentive.
  • I assume all responsibility for the selecting and installing of products and services used in any renovations, ensuring any planned upgrades are covered by my home insurance policy, obtaining all applicable permits, and paying all applicable taxes on work performed.

 

Benefits

Improve your heating efficiency, and reduce your waste.


Save your money.

By upgrading your home heating products, you can save up to $3,500 a year. Upgrade your water heating products, and the savings climb higher still – up to $4,000. See how much you can save with the Space/Water Heating Cost Comparison Chart.

 

Stay comfortable.

While your home may already be well-designed, upgrading your heating system can keep your house warmer and more comfortable in every room – for less money.

 

Save our environment.

Because every kilowatt of electricity you use is up to 70% fossil fuel-based, any upgrade you make to your heating system is also an upgrade to our environment.  Cutting your power use immediately cuts greenhouse gas emissions in Nova Scotia.

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