Heat pumps have become increasingly more popular in Windsor and Southern Ontario homes, there are a few reasons for their popularity including energy efficiency and durability. If you’re interested in installing a heat pump in your home, you may have delayed it due to its initial price tag. If you want a heat pump in Windsor, you should act now because you can take advantage of generous installation grants. Here’s how.
What is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a home HVAC system like no other. What makes a heat pump unique is that it is able to both cool and heat your home depending on the season. Instead of having a furnace and an air conditioner that require individual maintenance, you only need to maintain and care for one system all year long.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
One of the reasons that a heat pump is so efficient and money-saving is because unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioner that create cool or hot air, a heat pump moves hot air that is already in the atmosphere. During the winter, a heat pump will pull the heat from the air outside and send it through to your home, then reverse this process during the summer.
The Benefits of a Heat Pump
There are several benefits to installing a heat pump in your home, these benefits include:
- Energy efficiency
- A reduced carbon footprint
- Lower energy bill costs
- Reliable and durable
- Minimal maintenance
- Long lifespan
Canada Greener Homes Grant
Right now the Government of Canada is offering Canada Greener Homes Grant to help improve the energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your home. Through this grant, you could receive up to $6,500 for the installation of a heat pump. This includes ductless, mini-split, and multi-split systems. On top of that, you may also qualify for an extra $600 for the required EnerGuide home energy assessment.
There’s also the option to apply for an interest-free loan. The Canada Greener Homes Loan is an interest-free loan of up to $40,000 that can be used for qualifying home upgrades and retrofits. This loan can assist you in making your home more energy-efficient, as well as lowering its overall carbon footprint.
To summarize, Windsor homeowners potentially have access to the following through the Canada Greener Homes Grant:
- Up to $6,500 in savings on the installation of select ENERGY STAR heat pumps
- Up to an additional $600 to pay for the EnerGuide evaluation
- An interest-free loan of up to $40,000 for home efficiency upgrades
Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) Program
In addition to the Canada Greener Homes Grant, Enbridge Gas is offering enhanced rebates. They have teamed up with the federal government to co-deliver the HER+ (Home Efficiency Rebate Plus) Program. Through this program, eligible homeowners can get up to $7,800 to install qualifying ENERGY STAR heat pumps and heat pump water heaters. Plus, you could get an additional $600 for the mandatory EnerGuide evaluation.
The co-delivery of this program makes for a quick and easy application process as it combines the grants and rebates into one application.
Install Your Heat Pump with Fahrhall
When installing your heat pump, you need an HVAC company that can provide you with the best possible service and the best possible installation: that company is Fahrhall. Take advantage of our years of experience and customer satisfaction and have your heat pump installed right, allowing it to work to the best of its ability.
Interested in installing a heat pump in your home?
Call the HVAC team at Fahrhall today!
Fahrhall has been proudly serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions since 1967. We are committed to providing our customers and our community with reliable service and quality equipment.
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