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Canada Greener Homes Grant

The Canada Greener Homes Grant

Ready to make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient by purchasing a heat pump with the help of Canada’s new Greener Homes Grant, but don’t know where to start?

Reliance® is here to help every step of the way.

What is the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

Launched by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in 2021, the Canada Greener Homes Grant will help up to 700,000 Canadians make their homes more energy-efficient, lower their energy bills, and reduce energy waste.

Under the program, homeowners may be eligible for the following rebates:

  1. Up to $5,000 towards energy-efficient home retrofits, including heat pumps
  2. Up to $600 to help pay for an EnerGuide home energy evaluation before and after the work is complete

As Canada’s home comfort experts, Reliance is here to help you save with government rebates.

e understand that the process can be confusing with many moving parts. That is why we have set a plan in place to support you from beginning to end.

Specific Heat Pump Systems are eligible for rebates through the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

A Reliance Home Comfort Advisor will visit your home to help you choose the best heat pump solution for your house and budget that is eligible for the grant. We are stocked up on eligible equipment and know all the requirements, so you don’t have to worry about whether your heat pump system will qualify or not.

Help reduce your carbon footprint and avoid the stress of applying for the grant on your own.

To make this as seamless as possible for you, we’ve partnered with Energuy, who will provide the required NRCan EnerGuide energy audits and help you fill out the online application for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. If you have an energy audit provider you prefer, that is no problem! Once you have selected your heat pump equipment, our Home Comfort Advisor will connect you with Energuy, and you will book your appointment with them. Energuy will perform the pre-installation energy audit and start the online application process with you. They will return after the equipment installation for the post-installation inspection and help you complete your online application. You will pay Energuy separately for your audits, but up to $600 is eligible to be covered by grant money. Your cheque should arrive from the government between four and six months after the whole process is complete. Book your free consultation with a Home Comfort Advisor today.

How does a heat pump work?

An electric heat pump is just like an air conditioner, but it has the bonus feature of running in reverse on colder days to transfer heat inside your home instead of helping to remove it. This 2-in-1 system replaces your AC during the summer. It helps reduce your reliance on a traditional furnace during the colder spring and fall days, helping to reduce CO2 emissions and having the potential to lower your energy bill. Learn more about energy-efficient Heat Pumps from Reliance.

Who is eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

The Canada Greener Homes Grant rebates are available to all Canadian homeowners who also meet some other conditions:

  • Your home is older than six months
  •  Your home is a primary residence
  • Your home is a single or semi-detached house, a row house, a townhome, an all-season cottage
  • Multi-unit residence buildings are not eligible for rebates on heating equipment
  • Landlords who live off-site are not eligible

We can help you determine whether you may be eligible for a rebate of up to $5000 on an energy-efficient heat pump and $600 for an EnerGuide inspection.

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Ever hear the term heat pump and wondered what it means exactly?
Heat Pump technology has been around for a long time and it is commonly used in many
parts of the world as a way for families to both heat and cool their homes.
It can be an efficient and cost-effective way to stay comfortable, while possibly helping
to reduce your carbon footprint.
The best way to describe a heat pump is like
an air conditioning unit that can operate in reverse.
During the summer, it helps to keep you cool by removing heat from inside your home and
moving it outside.
It keeps your home comfortable in the colder months by removing heat from the outside air
and circulating it back indoors.
These units run on electricity, and work seamlessly
with your furnace or back-up heat source so
that your back-up heat source automatically takes over when the temperature becomes too
cold outside for the heat pump to work effectively.
And for added convenience, heat pumps can also work with your existing ductwork and
furnace fan to move air throughout your home.
There are several different types of heat
pumps that are available, depending on your needs, your current heating and cooling set-up,
and your budget.
The most common is air source, and as the name suggests, it absorbs heat from the air
and moves it either in-to or out-of your home, depending on the season.
Geothermal, or ground source heat pumps, operate like the air source units, however they use
the earth or ground water to source and to expel heat.
The more consistent temperatures found underground can help to make this type run more efficiently,
especially during the hotter and colder days of the year.
Stand-alone units that do not require traditional ductwork are also available.
Using a heat pump could create greater overall
comfort in your home, providing consistent temperatures throughout the year.
Heat pumps move heat rather than creating it, so they can help to reduce your energy
consumption and your costs, especially during milder months.
Since they run on electricity, heat pumps may produce lower CO2 emissions than a furnace
that burns fossil fuels, depending on the cleanliness of your electricity supply.
And since your furnace won’t need to be running as much, you could reduce your emissions
even further and help to protect yourself from fluctuating fuel costs.
Think a heat pump might be right for you?
One of our Home Comfort Advisors can help you decide which type and model might be best
for your needs.
There are also options to purchase your equipment or take advantage of our rental program for
one low monthly fee – which includes expert installation, 24/7 live support, repairs and
To book your FREE in-home consultation or to speak with a Home Comfort Advisor on how
we can help to reduce your carbon footprint, Call on Reliance™.

Why choose Reliance to help you with the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

We have rebate-eligible equipment for your home and expert technicians ready to install it. Plus, our partnership with Energuy ensures you have someone to help take you through the whole grant process from beginning to end, hassle-free. Ready to get started? Call on Reliance™.

Visit our Rebates page to learn more about other rebates, grants and incentives in your area!

Looking for more details on the Canada Greener Homes Grant? Visit the official NRCan page HERE.

*$5600 in rebates refers to the Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump grant amount through the Canada Greener Homes Initiative. Up to $5,000 is provided for equipment, and $600 for Energy Audit from certified EnerGuide Advisor. On qualifying equipment only. Customers must qualify for government and utility rebates independent of Reliance. Other terms and conditions apply. Visit Natural Resources Canada, or our website for details.