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Up to 60% of your annual energy costs go to heating and cooling your home

While upgrading is no small investment, you’ll likely spend less on your energy costs. The latest high-efficiency models not only use less energy, they are also quieter, easier to maintain and can even improve your home’s air quality.

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Get up to $400 when you install a new high-efficiency central air conditioner

  • Get $250 when you buy and install an ENERGY STAR®-qualified model
  • Get $400 when you buy and install an even more energy-efficient CEE “Tier 2” level system.
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Get $250 when you install a new high-efficiency furnace

  • Your new central heating system must have an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM).

Start by speaking with a participating contractor

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To qualify for incentives, your new system must be purchased from and installed by a participating contractor.

Ontario’s climate has heating and cooling systems working overtime – will yours last another season?

Speak to a participating contractor to find the best options for your home and to qualify for the incentive.

You’ll know it may be time to replace your old furnace or central air conditioner if:

  1. Your system is over 10 years old
  2. You have recently had major parts replaced
  3. You had more than one maintenance call this year
  4. It’s unusually noisy
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Your contractor will take care of your incentive form – the rest is easy

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. After installing your new system, your contractor will complete and submit your online incentive form.
  2. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation to review and approve
  3. Then, simply send us a copy of your invoice and a copy of your incentive form. You can do this by:
  4. You should receive your incentive cheque by mail within 4 to 8 weeks. We have a useful tool for checking the status of your incentive. Check your status.

things to look for when shopping for your new systems:


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Check the EER and SEER Rating

These ratings measure how efficiently your new system will operate – you’ll need a minimum 14.5 SEER and 12.0 EER to qualify for incentives.

Don’t forget the ducts Up to 30% of your system’s efficiency relies on proper duct work. Have your contractor inspect your ducts for leaks, damage and compatibility.

Manufacturer’s warranty High-efficiency units are typically more reliable and offer better warranty protection. You’ll save on unexpected costs!


Look for the EnerGuide label

Look for the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating. The higher the number, the more efficient the model.

Focus on the fan

Your new model should have a high-efficiency electric fan motor – it uses up to 60% less energy than a standard motor.

Extra costs

Ask your contractor about the warranty, annual servicing, filters and other maintenance costs.


Want more tips?

Download our shopping checklist on buying a central heating or cooling system.

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Are you an HVAC contractor?

If you’re already participating in the HEATING & COOLING INCENTIVE program, you can download all relevant incentive forms here.

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Interested in becoming a participating contractor?

It’s good for your business and a great way to help your clients. Register online today – you will also be required to submit verification documents and complete an Online Orientation.

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Subject to terms and conditions. Incentives are available for installation of available equipment completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 and submitted no later than Feb. 1 of the following calendar year. Equipment must be purchased from and installed by a participating contractor. $250 incentive with the purchase and installation of an eligible furnace. $250 OR $400 incentive with the purchase and installation of an eligible central air conditioner system. Funded by the Independent Electricity System Operator and offered by Hydro One Networks Inc.
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