Water Heating Equipment Rebate Guide

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.

 

Equipment Information and Eligibility Criteria

System TypeEligibility CriteriaIncentivesEquipment Certification RequirementsEquipment Installation Requirements
Three-Element Water HeaterHouseholds
replacing
existing oil-fired
domestic hot
water systems
$ 500/SystemUnit must have three elements,
with the third being designed to
run at low power over long periods.
Three-Element Water Heater
must be installed by a certified plumber
Three-Element Water HeaterHouseholds
replacing
existing electric
domestic hot
water systems
$ 200/SystemUnit must have three elements,
with the third being designed to
run at low power over long periods.
Three-Element Water Heater
must be installed by a certified plumber
Solar Thermal:
Domestic Hot
Water
All Homes$ 1000/SystemSingle family residential Solar Water Heating systems
must have OG-300 System Certification by SRCC
(Solar Rating and Certification Corporation).
Components must be new and unused.
System installations must conform to
manufacturer's specifications and all
applicable codes and standards

Please Note: A letter from your contractor may be required to indicate the state of the previous equipment. Limit of one three-element water heater installed per household. Three-element water heaters replacing existing electric domestic hot water systems must have been installed on, or after, June 1, 2020.