Did you know that as much as 60% of the average homeowner’s energy bills go toward cooling and heating their home?
By switching to an Energy Star qualified system, you can save money on your energy bill and get up to $650 in government rebates. To qualify, your cooling system must be purchased and installed by a contractor participating in Ontario’s Heating and Cooling Incentive.
To find a heating & cooling incentive contractor visit Save on Energy’s Contractor Locater. Speak with more than one qualified contractor to find out which air conditioning unit best suits your home and to compare costs.
Here are the available rebates:
1) Receive a $250 rebate when switching to an Energy Star central air conditioning unit. The system must have a minimum 14.5 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). This SEER rating is based on the unit’s cooling output – which is determined by the performance of the air conditioner’s parts such as the motor, the compressor, fan etc. The second rating that is considered for the rebate is the EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) which must be 12 or more. EER is the ratio of the cooling capacity compared to the total electricity being input.
2) For homeowners without a duct system, stand-alone central air conditioners (also known as ductless mini-split systems) are a good option and have savings available. Receive a $400 rebate when switching to a stand-alone CEE (Consortium for Energy Efficiency) “Tier 2” level unit. For eligibility the unit must have a SEER of at least 15 and 12.5 EER.