ecoENERGY Grant Table

Ontario Home Energy Savings Program Grant Table

 

Eligible Improvements / Retrofits
  Grant Amounts
Single Family Home MURB
(per building)
for 1st system for 2nd system
Heating System
Replace your heating equipment with:
 
a gas furnace that has a 92.0% annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) or higher $375 $190 Same as single family home
a gas furnace that has a 92.0% AFUE or higher, and a brushless DC motor $625 $315
a gas furnace or ENERGY STAR qualified oil furnace that has a 94.0% AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor $650 $350
a gas furnace or ENERGY STAR qualified gas furnace oil furnace that has a 94.0% AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor when installing a condensing furnace for the first time. $790 $400
an ENERGY STAR qualified condensing gas boiler that has an 90.0% AFUE or higher $750 $375
an ENERGY STAR qualified oil boiler that has an 85.0% AFUE or higher $750 $375
an ENERGY STAR qualified oil furnace that has an 85.0% AFUE or higher and a brushless DC motor $625 $315
an ENERGY STAR qualified oil furnace that has an 85.0% AFUE or higher $375 $190
Replace your heating system in a mobile home with a qualified zero-clearance furnace that has a 90.0% AFUE or higher $375 N/A
Install a ground or water source earth-energy system (sometimes called ageothermal sytem) that conforms to the CAN/CSA-C448 Standard from the Canadian Standards Association. A company qualified by the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) must install the new system or a complete replacement of an existing system (new heat pump unit and new loop). The CGC must also certify the system after installation. Visit www.geo-exchange.ca for a list of qualified companies and certification requirements. $4,375 N/A

Install one of the following ENERGY STAR qualified air-source heat pumps (ASHP) that provide space heating and optional cooling. The ASHP must have an Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) number meeting the requirements in Table 1 row 1 (below):

  • a central split-system ASHP that is a complete new system or replacement including the matched indoor coil and outdoor unit, as well as a furnace if required to meet ENERGY STAR.
  • a single package ASHP.
  • a ductless mini-split ASHP with at least one indoor head per floor (excluding the basement) that is a complete new system or replacement including indoor head and outdoor unit.
$500 N/A * $500
Replace only the heat pump unit of an existing earth-energy system (ground or water source heat pump). A company qualified by the CGC must install the heat pump according to CAN/CSA-C448. The CGC must also certify the system after installation. Visit (geo-exchange.ca) for a list of qualified companies and certification requirements. $1,750 N/A * $1,750
Replace your existing space and domestic water heating equipment with a qualified integrated mechanical system (IMS) that is CSA P.10-07 certified and that achieves the “premium” performance rating. An IMS provides space heating, domestic hot water and heat recovery ventilation functions. $1,625 N/A * $1,625
Install a minimum of 5 electronic thermostats for electric baseboard heaters. Electric baseboards must be the primary system. (*for each set of 5 installed) $40/5 N/A * $40
Replace your wood-burning system or appliance with one of the following:

Gas fireplaces are not eligible.

(*per equipment replaced)

$375 $190 * $375

Replace your solid fuel-fired outdoor boiler with an outdoor wood-burning appliance certified to either CAN/CSA-B415.1 or United States EPA Outdoor Wood-fired Hydronic Heater (OWHH Method 28) Program (Phase 1 and 2). The capacity of the new equipment must be equal to or smaller than the capacity of the boiler being replaced.

(*per building)

$375 N/A * $375
Ventilation System  
Install a heat recovery ventilator that is certified by the Home Ventilating Institute. (See www.hvi.orgThis link opens a new window.) (*per equipment installed) $375 N/A * $375
Cooling System [Replacement Only]  
Replace your central air conditioner with an ENERGY STAR qualified unit. $250 N/A $250
Replace your window air conditioner(s) with an ENERGY STAR qualified unit(s). (*per unit replaced) * $25 N/A * $25
Domestic Hot Water System  
Install a solar domestic hot water system that meets CAN/CSA F378.87 standard and provides a minimum energy contribution of 6000 megajoules per year. (*per equipment installed) $1,250 N/A *$1,250
Replace your domestic hot water heater with an ENERGY STAR qualified instantaneous gas-fired water heater that has an energy factor (EF) of 0.82 or better and is on the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes list of eligible domestic hot water heaters. (*per equipment installed) $315 N/A * $315
Replace your domestic hot water heater with an ENERGY STAR qualified instantaneous, condensing gas-fired water heater that has an EF of 0.90 or better and is on the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes list of eligible domestic water heaters. (*per equipment installed) $375 N/A * $375
Replace your domestic hot water heater with a condensing gas storage-type water heater that has an EF of 0.94 or better and is on the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes list of eligible domestic water heaters. (*per equipment installed) $375 N/A * $375
Install a drain-water heat recovery (DWHR) system to an efficiency between 30.0 and 41.9 percent. (*per unit installed) * $95 N/A * $95
Install a drain-water heat recovery (DWHR) system to an efficiency of 42.0 percent or higher. (*per unit installed) * $165 N/A * $165

Insulation
Note: For a multi-unit residential building, the insulation grant is multiplied by the MURB MULTIPLIERS shown at the end.

Ceiling Insulation
  Single Family Home
Starting Point
A minimum of 20 percent of the total ceiling must be insulated to qualify. Grants listed reflect 100 percent of roof area being of one type. The maximum grant for any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof is $750. When the roof has more than one type (e.g. attic and cathedral), all applicable grants are pro-rated based on area type that is entirely insulated. Increase the insulation value up to 100 percent of: up to R-12 R-13 to R-25 R-26 to R-35
your attic to achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI 7 (R-40) $500 $250 N/A
your attic to achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI 8.8 (R-50) $750 $375 $125
your flat roof and/or cathedral ceiling to achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI 5 (R-28) $750 $250 N/A
your uninsulated flat roof and/or cathedral ceiling by a minimum of RSI 1.8 (R-10)
[Starting Point: Uninsulated]
$500  

Exterior Wall Insulation
  Minimum Additional Insulation
Area R-3.8 to R-9 >R-9
A minimum of 20 percent of total wall surface must be insulated to qualify. The grant is based on the percentage of surface area insulated. 20% $225 $375
40% $450 $750
60% $675 $1,125
80% $900 $1,500
100% $1,125 $1,875

Exposed Floor Insulation (overhangs and floors above an unheated space, excluding crawl spaces)
Insulate your entire exposed floor and increase its insulation value by a minimum of RSI 3.5 (R-20). A minimum floor area of 14 square metres (150 sq. ft.) must be insulated to qualify $190

Basement Insulation
  Minimum Additional Insulation

Area

R-10 to R-23 >R-23
A minimum of 20 percent of the foundation's wall area (including basement and crawl space walls, when applicable) must be insulated to qualify. The grant is based on the percentage of the wall area that is insulated and does not include walls between individual dwelling units. 20% $125 $250
40% $250 $500
60% $375 $750
80% $500 $1,000
100% $625 $1,250
Basement Header Insulation Single Family Home MURB
Seal and insulate all of your basement header area by a minimum of RSI 3.5 (R-20). $125 see MURB multiplier

Crawl Space Insulation
  Minimum Additional Insulation
R-10 to R-23 >R-23
Insulate 100 percent of total exterior wall area, including the header area, or $500 $1,000
Insulate 100 percent of the floor above the crawl space to increase its insulation value by a minimum of RSI 4.2 (R-24). N/A $250
Air Sealing Single Family Home MURB
Perform air sealing to improve the air tightness of your home to reach the target as indicated in your ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes Report.

Bonus: You can obtain an additional $240 incentive if you reach 20 percent better than target or an additional $120 incentive if you reach 10 percent better than target.
$190

see MURB multiplier

 

Doors/Windows/Skylights (heated space only) Single Family Home
per unit replaced
MURB
per unit replaced
Replace windows and skylights with models that are ENERGY STAR qualified for your climate zone. $40 $40
Replace your exterior door(s) with an ENERGY STAR qualified model(s) for your climate zone. $40 $40
Water Conservation Single Family Home
per unit replaced
MURB
per unit replaced
Replace your toilet with a low-flush or dual-flush toilet rated at 6 litres per flush or less that meets the Los Angeles Supplementary Purchase Specification (SPS) and with a flush performance of 350 grams or more. A product list is available on this web site: www.veritec.ca This link opens a new window.. $65 (max. 4) $65 (max. 2 per unit)

MURB Multipliers (for insulation and air sealing)
# of Dwellings 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-12 13-16 17+
Multiplier 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 4.0

Important Notes:

  1. All upgrades or renovations must meet local codes and by-laws. Pay special attention to the placement of vapour barriers when adding insulation to the building envelope.
  2. Incentives for attic insulation will vary according to the existing level of insulation. For example, if you increase the insulation from a low RSI value, such as RSI 1.8, to a new value of RSI 7, you will receive a larger incentive than if you started from RSI 4.2 and increased it to RSI 7.
  3. In the case of multi-unit residential buildings, the total incentive will be calculated for the entire building and not for each dwelling upgraded within.
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