Low temperature heat pumps

Installing a heat pump qualifies for financial assistance from Transition énergétique Québec’s Chauffez vert, Rénoclimat, Novoclimat Homes and Novoclimat Small Multiple-Unit Buildings programs.

Until December 31, 2020, each of these programs offers an additional $1,000 of financial assistance when you install an eligible low temperature heat pump.

  • A low temperature heat pump can heat a home even when the outside temperature is very low.
  • It is an excellent heating solution that is perfectly suited to Quebec's wintry climate.

This $1,000 additional financial assistance is granted on top of the $650 already offered by the three programs for heat pumps.

List of eligible heat pumps for TEQ programs

Last update: September 15, 2020

This list includes the low temperature models that meet the criteria for the Chauffez vert, Rénoclimat and Novoclimat programs.

Additional financial assistance

The eligibility criteria that must be met to receive additional financial assistance for installing a low temperature heat pump may vary depending on the program.

Chauffez vert program

Financial assistance granted by the Chauffez vert program for a low temperature heat pump: $1,650

Financial assistance details

  • An additional $1,000 of financial assistance will be granted when a recognized low temperature heat pump is installed between May 11, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • This additional assistance is granted on top of the $650 amount now offered for ENERGY STAR® certified heat pumps.
  • The $1,000 of additional assistance is granted only once per home (and not per number of low temperatue appliances installed).
  • Owners may obtain this additional assistance for each home concerned by their participation in the program.

Eligibility criteria

  • Meet the conditions of the Chauffez vert program
  • Start date of the work: between May 11, 2020 and December 31, 2020
  • Application submission date: within six months of the work start date and by no later than December 31, 2020
  • The model you install must be on the list of eligible low temperature heat pumps provided at the top of this page.
  • The model must be installed in keeping with the conditions of the Chauffez vert program.

About Chauffez vert

The Chauffez vert program lets you obtain rapid financial assistance when you replace your old oil or propane heating system with a new electric system or when you install or replace an energy-efficient heat pump. 

You can register on line, after the work has been completed, by submitting your photos, invoices and other required supporting documents. 

  • Consult the Chauffez vert program section for all the details. 
  • Other exceptional measures are in effect until December 31, 2020 in the Chauffez vert program. Read about them!

Rénoclimat program

Financial assistance granted by the Rénoclimat program for a low temperature heat pump: $1,650

Financial assistance details

  • An additional $1,000 of financial assistance will be granted when a recognized low temperature heat pump is installed between May 11, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • This additional assistance is granted on top of the $650 amount now offered for ENERGY STAR certified heat pumps. 
  • The $1,000 of additional assistance is granted only once per home (and not per number of appliances installed).
  • Owners may obtain this additional assistance for each home concerned by their participation in the program.

Eligibility criteria

  • Meet the conditions of the Rénoclimat program
  • Post-work evaluation request date: between May 11, 2020 and December 31, 2020
  • The model you install must be on the list of eligible low temperature heat pumps provided at the top of this page.
  • The model must be installed in keeping with the conditions of the Rénoclimat program.

About Rénoclimat

The Rénoclimat program starts with a visit from an advisor who performs an energy evaluation of your home. The advisor’s evaluation report will guide you in your home renovation work to improve its energy performance.

You must register for the program and be visited by the advisor before beginning the work.

  • Consult the Rénoclimat program section for all the details.
  • Other exceptional measures are in effect until December 31, 2020 in the Rénoclimat program. Read about them!

Novoclimat program

Financial assistance granted by the Novoclimat program for a low temperature heat pump: $1,650

Financial assistance details

  • An additional $1,000 of financial assistance will be granted when a recognized low temperature heat pump is installed between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • For houses, the additional amount of $1,000 is granted to the first home owner.
  • For SMBs, the additional amount of $1,000 is granted to the project developer.
  • In both cases, the $1,000 of additional assistance is granted only once per home (and not per number of appliances installed).

Eligibility criteria

  • Meet the eligibility criteria for the Novoclimat program.
  • Date of the home inspection request by the contractor: between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • The model you install must be on the list of eligible low temperature heat pumps provided at the top of this page.
  • The model must be installed in keeping with the conditions of the Novoclimat program.

About the Novoclimat program

The program offers financial assistance to buyers, contractors or developers, depending on the program component, who build a new highly energy-efficient Novoclimat-certified home.

Consult the program section for all the details:

Are you a contractor, distributor or manufacturer of heat pumps?

Check this list regularly to offer models that are eligible for financial assistance from Transition énergétique Québec!

To make the list of recognized low temperature heat pumps, all of the following criteria must be met:

  • The heat pump must be ENERGY STAR certified;
  • The heat pump must be on the NEEP list;
  • The heat pump must be a “central” split-system air-source heat pump or a “wall-mounted” ductless mini-split heat pump;
  • The nominal heating capacity of the outdoor unit at 47°F must be at least 12,000 BTUs/h.

If you are a contractor or a heat pump distributor or manufacturer with a question about the eligibility of a model, please email infotechnique@teq.gouv.qc.ca.

Questions?

Consult the frequently asked questions on our site to find quick answers to the most common questions, including questions about the temporary measures.

Can’t find the answer to your specific question? Please contact our customer service by calling 1 866 266-0008 or sending an e-mail to renseignements@teq.gouv.qc.ca.

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