Get up to $250 for installing a new ENERGY STAR high-efficiency furnace with an ECM (electronically commutated motor).
IMPORTANT: Get up to $600 for UPGRADING to a new ENERGY STAR high-efficiency central air conditioning system. In some cases, you could qualify even if you’re not replacing an existing central air conditioning unit.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of July 1st, 2017, you must install a minimum 18 SEER model to qualify
Union Gas Rebates
Anyone in the Union Gas franchise territory in Central and Southwestern Ontario can get up to $850 of their home renovation costs back for certain energy-efficient upgrades to your home, including for HVAC systems. The rebate program is available for oil, gas and propane customers even if you’re not a Union Gas customer.
UPDATE: Union Gas has increased the total available rebates to $5000 (per household), including up to $1000 for a new natural gas furnace or boiler.
Note that you must complete an energy assessment of your home by a certified energy advisor before and after the renovations, and they must include at least two “eligible” upgrades (other criteria also must be met). This includes things like upgrading your furnace, boiler, hot water heater, or windows/doors/skylights with Energy Star models, and/or upgrading your insulation or window sealing.
These rebates are for homeowners who reside in the Enbridge Gas territory even if you’re not a customer.
Get up to $2,100 in incentives via their Home Energy Conservation program (including a $150 “instant rebate” on the cost of the first energy audit).
Similar to the Union Gas program, homeowners must be in qualifying areas, and must get an energy assessment by an Enbridge-approved CEA (Certified Energy Advisor) before and after the upgrades.
There are many qualifying upgrade types (forced-air furnace replacement, boilers, water heaters, insulation improvements, new windows, etc.) and the total amount of the incentive varies from $850 to $1950 depending on the percentage of overall fuel-savings achieved.