Take advantage of the many grants available in Quebec for the purchase of a heat pump
Purchasing and installing a heat pump can offer many benefits in terms of energy efficiency and home comfort. However, the initial cost can sometimes be a deterrent for homeowners. Faced with this, the Quebec government offers several subsidy programs to encourage households to opt for this type of device. We are going to explore the different subsidies available in Quebec for the purchase and installation of a heat pump.
Heat Green Program
The program “Chauffez Vert” is proposed by Transition Energétique Québec (TEQ) and aims to encourage Quebecers to adopt more ecological heating and air conditioning systems. This program provides grants for the purchase and installation of wall-mounted, central or geothermal heat pumps, as well as other energy-efficient equipment such as programmable electronic thermostats.
The subsidies offered by the Green Heat program vary according to the type of heat pump and its energy efficiency. For example, for the purchase and installation of a wall-mounted model, grants can be up to $1,200, while for the purchase and installation of a central heat pump, grants can be up to $3,000. Grant amounts for geothermal systems are even higher.
To be eligible for the Heat it Up program, you must meet certain criteria, including being a resident of Quebec, owning a home or residential building or renting a building with less than 600 square metres of floor space and having an electric, oil, propane or natural gas heating system. In addition, the heat pump must be installed by a qualified and certified installer.
The Rénoclimat program is offered by the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec. It is designed to encourage owners of single-family homes and duplexes to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The program offers personalized advice on energy-efficient home renovations as well as grants for the work.
Owners of single-family homes or duplexes that are more than 10 years old can participate in this program. It consists of three steps.
Homeowners hire an energy advisor to perform a home energy assessment. The advisor then provides a detailed assessment report and recommendations for improving the energy efficiency of the home.
The renovation works
Once the assessment report is in hand, homeowners can proceed with the recommended renovations. Eligible work includes the installation of new windows, wall, roof and basement insulation, replacement of heating equipment, and the installation of energy-efficient ventilation systems such as heat recovery units.
The second evaluation
Once the work is completed, a second energy advisor performs a second evaluation to measure the home’s energy efficiency improvement. Homeowners then receive a report that summarizes the improvements made to their home and the resulting energy savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions.
The grants offered by the Rénoclimat program vary according to the renovation work carried out. Grant amounts are calculated based on the energy savings achieved through the renovation work. Homeowners can receive a grant of up to $5,000 for all energy-efficient renovations in their home.
The goal of the EcoPerformance Program is to help businesses, industries, institutions and organizations reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This program is funded by Transition Energétique Québec (TEQ) and managed by the Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques (BEIE).
The EcoPerformance Program offers a range of financial assistance, consulting services and personalized coaching to encourage participants to adopt energy-efficient practices and carry out energy and GHG reduction projects. Participants may receive financial assistance of up to 50% of eligible costs for projects that are approved by the program.
Eligible projects under the EcoPerformance Program include energy efficiency measures such as the installation of high efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, the optimization of cooling and refrigeration systems, the installation of heat recovery and solar energy systems installing energy management and control systems, insulating and sealing the building envelope, installing energy-efficient lighting systems, and implementing energy generation and distribution optimization measures.
The EcoPerformance Program is open to all types of businesses, institutions and organizations in Quebec, including agriculture, industry, commerce, services, health, education and government agencies. To be eligible, projects must meet certain conditions, such as energy and GHG reductions, project life span, projected costs and savings, and receipt of all necessary approvals.
The Novoclimat program is offered by the Quebec government. It was launched in 2005 to encourage the construction of energy-efficient homes. The program aims to improve the energy performance of new homes by providing financial incentives to builders and buyers of new homes that meet green building standards.
The Novoclimat program includes several energy efficiency requirements, including insulation, ventilation, heating and lighting. To be eligible for the program, homes must be built to meet the requirements of the Quebec Building Code and additional energy efficiency standards.
Homes built under the Novoclimat program are designed to consume less energy, reducing heating and cooling costs while reducing the ecological footprint. In addition to reducing heating and cooling costs, these homes are also more comfortable and offer better indoor air quality.
Owners of new homes that meet Novoclimat program standards can also benefit from provincial tax credits of up to $4,000 for the purchase of energy-efficient heating and ventilation equipment. In addition, buyers of new homes built under the program can also benefit from reduced home insurance premiums thanks to their low-risk fire and water damage home.