Financial assistance

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Discover the temporary measures added to the Chauffez vert Program throught December 31, 2020.

Notice

You are responsible for making sure that your home and the work concerned meet the program’s conditions and requirements.

You have a maximum of 6 months from the start date of the work to submit an application for financial assistance. 

You acknowledge and assume the risks or disadvantages that may result from the rejection of your application for financial assistance from this program.

The list of eligible types of work and equipment is subject to change. Check this list again before carrying out the work to make sure that it is eligible.

Under the Chauffez vert program, financial assistance may be provided for the following types of work:

Installation or replacement of an eligible heat pump

Important - Until December 31, 2020, you can obtain an additional $1,650 of financial assistance for installing a low temperature heat pump. Learn more about this temporary measure! 

The installation or complete replacement of an air-to-air heat pump for heating and air conditioning may be eligible for financial assistance from the Chauffez vert program. Participants will not become eligible for financial assistance by replacing a single coil or unit. To be accepted, manufacturers must also certify the combination of matched components (tested together).

Minimum technical requirements

The nominal heating capacity of the outdoor unit at 47°F must be at least 12,000 BTUs/h.

To meet this requirement, the system you install must be new and ENERGY STAR® certified. Its AHRI number must be included on the list available on the CEE-AHRI Web site.

Eligible systems

  • A new central split-system air-source heat pump or a replacement that includes the matched indoor coil and outdoor unit, as well as the furnace if required for ENERGY STAR certification.
  • A new wall-mounted ductless mini-split air-source heat pump or a complete replacement of indoor or outdoor units, including at least one unit per floor (excluding the basement). At least one outdoor unit combined with one or more indoor units must meet the heating capacity requirement of 12,000 BTUs/h.
  • A single package air-sourced heat pump.

Financial assistance

  • The financial assistance offered is $650 per home or unit (for multi-unit buildings).
  • Until December 31, 2020, an additional $1,000 of financial assistance will be granted for installing a low temperature heat pump. To qualify for this additional assistance, the model must appear on the list of authorized models. Find out more!

Replacement of an oil or propane central heating system with a system powered by an eligible renewable energy, such as electricity

Work involving a complete dismantling of the fossil fuel central heating system (furnace or boiler) and the removal of the tank (oil or propane) may be eligible for financial assistance from the Chauffez vert program. The system may be a hot air or a hot water circulation system. Systems powered by natural gas are not eligible.

Conditions

  • The work must involve installing new equipment for a heating system powered by electricity or a combination of renewable energies.
  • The new equipment must meet the energy needs that were covered by the dismantled system(s).
  • The system must be a source of heat for the home before the replacement work begins.
  • In the case of a building with multiple units, the system must be a source of heat for at least one unit.
  • Important - The dismantling and installation work must be carried out by one or more qualified contractors who hold appropriate RBQ licences.

Financial assistance

Use our calculation grid to estimate your future savings and see how fast your investment will be paid off.

Amount of Chauffez vert financial assistance for converting a central heating system, based on the type of home
Types of single family homesHeating oilPropane
Single family home$1,275$850
Semi-detached or row home$875$650
Mobile home$1,075$600
Duplex or triplex$875 × number of eligible units*$650 × number of eligible units*
Residential building with multiple units$550 × number of eligible units*$225 × number of eligible units*

* A unit is considered eligible if its heating system is the fossil fuel system that is dismantled.

The renewable energies that may be used

The renewable energies that may be used to power the new equipment are:

  • electricity*
  • biomass
  • geothermal energy
  • wind energy
  • solar energy
  • wood
  • aerothermal energy (heat pump)*

* Provided the home is supplied with electricity from Hydro-Québec’s main grid. This grid actually provides hydroelectricity, which is a renewable energy. Homes that are located off the grid or are supplied by autonomous electrical systems do not meet the eligibility conditions. 

Replacement of an oil or propane water heater by a water heater powered by an eligible renewable energy, such as electricity

To obtain financial assistance, participants are required to replace the water heater at the same time as they replace their oil or propane central heating system in view of a complete conversion of their systems to electrical or another renewable energy. Water heaters powered by natural gas are not eligible.

Conditions

  • To be eligible for financial assistance, the work must involve completely dismantling a water heater that uses the same fuel as the central heating system.
  • The work must also include installing new water heating equipment powered by electricity or a combination of renewable energies.
  • The new equipment must meet the energy needs that were covered by the dismantled system(s).
  • The domestic hot water used in the home must be provided entirely by a fossil fuel water heater.
  • In the case of a building with multiple units, the system must provide all hot water to at least one unit.
  • Important - The dismantling and installation work must be carried out by one or more qualified contractors who hold appropriate RBQ licences.

Financial assistance

Amount of Chauffez vert financial assistance for converting a central heating system, based on the type of home
Types of homesHeating oilPropane
Single family home$250$200
Duplex or triplex$250 × number of eligible units*$200 × number of eligible units*
Residential building with multiple units$250
× number of eligible units*
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× number of water heaters installed**
$200
× number of eligible units*
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× number of water heaters installed**

* A unit is considered eligible if its domestic hot water is provided by the fossil fuel system that is dismantled.

** The amount of the financial assistance will be multiplied by the lesser of the following two numbers:

  • number of units considered eligible;
  • number of water heaters installed.

The renewable energies that may be used

The renewable energies that may be used to power the new equipment are:

  • electricity*
  • biomass
  • geothermal energy
  • wind energy
  • solar energy
  • wood
  • aerothermal energy (heat pump)*

* Provided the home is supplied with electricity from Hydro-Québec’s main grid. This grid actually provides hydroelectricity, which is a renewable energy. Homes that are located off the grid or are supplied by autonomous electrical systems do not meet the eligibility conditions. 

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