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With the new GreenON Rebates Program launching back in December 2017 there seems to be confusion around the two programs pertaining to the overlapping measure, Air Source Heat Pumps.  

We hope by defining a few of the program rules for each program we can assist contractors in understanding the differences between eligibility criteria for each program.

 Save On Energy - Heating and Cooling Incentive Program:

- Electrically heated homes, where the existing heating source of the home is at least 70% electrically heated (baseboards or electric furnaces/air handlers etc).

- Installations in Condos are allowed (where the home is 70% electrically heated)

- Multi - unit installations in homes where more than one ASHP (more than 1 indoor and outdoor unit is installed, i.e: multi ports are considered one unit) is installed is permitted, although subject to investigation.

GreenON Rebates Program:

- Homes where the existing heating source is propane or oil (at this time homes heated with natural gas do not qualify for either program)

- Installations in Condos are not permitted through the GreenON Rebates Program, GreenON Rebates only allows installations for homes that are: Residential detached, semi-detached or row town house.

- Multi - unit installations in homes where more than one ASHP (more than 1 indoor and outdoor unit is installed, i.e: multi ports are considered one unit) is installed is NOT permitted in the GreenON Rebates Program.

The equipment eligibility requirements and rebate values remain the same for both programs, should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact HRAI at heatingcoolingincentive@hrai.ca or greenonrebates@hrai.ca.