Ottawa Heat Pump Grants
Ottawa Heat Pump Grants Have Been Paused
The Canada Greener Homes Grant and Home Energy Rebate Plus Program (HER+) have been temporarily paused.
Homeowners who applied for the Canada Greener Homes Grant before January 4, 2023 can continue using the Canada Greener Homes portal to change their application, send or receive documents, or request funding.
Enbridge has temporarily paused intake of new applicants to the program effective January 19, 2024.
To stay informed on program updates or new program offerings, visit the following link and provide your email address so Enbridge can notify you when any updates become available.
Unsolicited Emails, Calls & Door-to-Door Visitors
Some unaffiliated companies may take advantage and promote or share false information based on this announcement. There are no third-party companies authorized by NRCAN or Enbridge to contact Canadians about the Greener Homes Grant of HER+ program. You can visit the Enbridge Gas consumer protection page for tips to protect yourself from a potential scam. You can also find a list of Service Organizations certified by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) here.
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What is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a 2-in-1 HVAC system that heats and cools your home. During the winter, it works by transferring heat into your home to where it’s needed. In the summer, it transfers the heat out of your home to cool it. Heat pumps are powered by electricity.
It’s an extremely energy-efficient system because it only transfers heat that exists in the air instead of producing heat, which requires much more energy. Due to their energy efficiency, heat pumps can save you money on energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint.
There are different types of heat pumps that qualify for Ottawa heat pump grants, including;
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ottawa heat pump grants can be applied to the installation of a new ground-source heat pump or the replacement of the heat pump unit.
Ground source heat pumps are also known as geothermal heat pumps. They work by extracting heat from the ground and moving it where it needs to be. Ground source heat pumps make use of the natural thermal energy that is stored within the Earth. This means that there’s no combustion of fossil fuels and no generation of heat.
Ground source heat pumps can be installed in the backyard of a house.
Air Source Heat Pumps and Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps
You can use Ottawa heat pump grants to install a new air source or cold climate heat pump or replace the unit. You can use the grant for an air source or cold climate heat pump that works as a standalone or in conjunction with another backup heating system.
Air source heat pumps extract the thermal energy from the air and move that heat into your home. These heat pumps can also cool your home when it’s hot by transferring the heat inside your house outside. Cold climate heat pumps are slightly more efficient and work in colder temperatures than standard air source heat pumps. If you live in an area where temperatures regularly drop below -10, cold climate heat pumps are better as they can operate in temperatures as low as -30.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Ottawa heat pump grants can also be put toward the installation of heat pump water heaters.
Heat pump water heaters are more efficient than traditional water heaters and use up to 70% less energy, on average. Just like heat pumps, heat pump water heaters move heat from one place to another. Depending on the type of heat pump, it transfers heat from the source (air or ground) and into the water tank. Heat pump water heaters are also powered by electricity.
You can also install an air source heat pump system that takes care of your home’s heating, cooling, and water heating. These combination systems take heat from indoors and from the outside air to heat your home and water. During the summer, these systems take the heat from the air inside your home.
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