Did you know that it was possible to obtain a grant?
In fact, the purchase of a wall-mounted heat pump is subject to a subsidy depending on the model chosen and its characteristics. More specifically, the installation of a heat pump is eligible for the Rénoclimat , Novoclimat Maisons and Novoclimat Petit multilogement programs . Hydro Quebec also offers financial assistance.
It should be noted that the amount of financial assistance varies according to the winter heating power of the system installed. From January 2021, this is no longer a fixed amount. The larger the heat pump installed, the greater the financial aid granted. For example, the amount obtained is $50 per thousand BTUs of heating at -8°C.
Please note, however, that to be eligible, heat pump installation work must be carried out by a qualified contractor, licensed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, in accordance with the regulations in force.
Which grant program is my heat pump eligible for?
Financial assistance from Hydro Quebec
Hydro-Québec’s Efficient Heat Pumps program makes it easy to obtain financial support for the installation of a heat pump. To do the job, it is important to choose a model from the list of eligible heat pumps. The application for financial assistance must be submitted no later than six months after the date of installation of the heat pump.
The Rénoclimat program begins with a visit to your home by an advisor who will carry out an energy assessment. Your evaluation report will accompany you in the residential reform work, in order to improve the energy performance of your home. You must register for the program and be visited by the consultant before starting your work.
The Canada Greener Homes Scholarship also provides financial assistance for the installation or replacement of a heat pump. In Quebec, this federal program is only accessible by registering with the Rénoclimat program . Be sure to choose a system that meets all the criteria of the program you have chosen.
The Novoclimat program provides financial assistance to the buyer and the contractor in the case of a house, or to the promoter in the case of a multi-family building, for the construction of a new energy- efficient house certified Novoclimat .
The Chauffez vert program gives you quick access to financial support for certain energy efficiency projects. Since eligible work and equipment are subject to change, you must ensure that you comply with the conditions and requirements of the program BEFORE carrying out your work. In addition, if you have installed or replaced a heat pump without dismantling a propane or fuel oil system , then you must register for the Efficient Heat Pumps program on the Hydro-Québec website. You have a maximum period of 6 months from the date of your entry into service to submit a request for financial assistance.
To choose a heat pump adapted to your needs and eligible for a subsidy, it is recommended to contact a specialist who can better advise you. In addition, some heat pumps are also subject to financing programs, depending on the supplier chosen. It can therefore be very advantageous to take advantage of the subsidy as well as a financing program with a specialized company.