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 are eligible to receive a rebate (up to $2,500). 

 

Heat Pump Rebates

To apply for rebates on a new heat pump heating system, please complete a Heat Pump Application.  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.  Should you have any questions, please contact us at 1-877-999-6035.

 

 

 

Green Heat incentives are not retroactive. If equipment was purchased or installed prior to August 1, 2017, heating equipment is not eligible for incentives.

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 within 90 days of installing the equipment:

  1. Submit the appropriate Green Heat Application, including worksheet(s) for products that you have installed
  2. A detailed invoice that meets our Quote and Invoice Guidelines.
  3. Photo of the installed system, 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 are eligible to receive a rebate (up to $2,500). 

 

 

Heat Pump Rebates

To apply for rebates on a new heat pump heating system, please complete a Heat Pump Application.  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.  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:

    • Equipment must be new, installed and in service, and all rebate documents received within 90 of 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, and mobile homes. Garages 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.
    • For participants installing Wood, Pellet or Solar thermal equipment, your home must be electrically heated only with no other non-electric (Wood, Oil, Gas) heating.
    • Only mini-split heat pumps systems on Efficiency Nova Scotia Cold Climate Heat Pump list are eligible for incentives.
    • 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.
    • 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, which may occur before, during or after the equipment is installed.
    • Homeowners must allow Efficiency Nova Scotia to gain energy usage information from their utility.
    • Efficiency Nova Scotia reserves the right to decline rebates and/or financing where it is determined that the system will not meet performance potential.
    • The Applicant must submit the following 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 Quote and Invoice Guidelines].Note: Nova Scotia Power Lease Agreements do qualify as a proof of purchase.
    • Participation in the Home Energy Assessment 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.
    • If you have previously participated in the Green Heat program and are planning more work in the future, you are welcome to participate again after a minimum of 6 months has passed since the issuance of your incentive payment. Participants looking to replace existing heat pumps must provide the make/brand and model numbers of the old system.
    • Green Heat incentives are not retroactive. If equipment was purchased or installed prior to August 1, 2017, heating equipment is not eligible for incentives.

     

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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