Based on the type of system, the financial assistance provided under the Rénoclimat program is granted for the installation of a new unit or for the replacement of a system with a higher performance model. The systems must meet the standards or be certified as shown below.

Exception for multi-unit residential buildings

Do you own a duplex, triplex or a multiple-unit residential building? Financial assistance is granted based on the number of units that are installed (maximum of one per unit). For more information, consult the page about amounts for multiple-unit housing.

The current grant amounts are in effect since May 1, 2024.

  • These amounts are applicable if your post-retrofit energy evaluation was conducted after May 1, 2024.
  • If your post-retrofit energy evaluation was conducted before May 1, 2024, the amount to be paid will be calculated based on the previous grant amounts.

Ventilation system

A mechanical ventilation system serves to evacuate excess humidity and pollutants from the home and introduce clean air to replace stale air. A heat recovery ventilator can maintain quality ambient air without significantly increasing the energy bill.

Please note that if you are only installing a heat recovery ventilator without undertaking other energy efficiency retrofits, it could increase the energy consumption of your home, which would make you ineligible for a grant from Rénoclimat. Please talk about it with your Rénoclimat advisor.

Ventilation system
Type of systemFinancial assistanceConditions
Heat recovery ventilator (HRV)$500
  • Valid for an installation or replacement.
  • Must recover heat and must be listed in section 3 of the directory of products certified by the Home Ventilating Institute.
It is important to check all the required conditions by consulting the Participant's Guide (in French only).

Before undertaking your renovations, you can consult the section on Helpful advice to learn more about ventilation.

Drain water heat recovery systems

A drain water heat recovery system offers a simple and maintenance free way to recover some of the heat from your shower water that is carried to the drain. Such systems can save up to 40% of your water heating costs.

Drain water heat recovery systems
Type of systemFinancial assistanceConditions
Drain water heat recovery unitFrom $120 to $180Valid for new installations only.
It is important to check all the required conditions by consulting the Participant's Guide (in French only).

Heating systems

Since May 1, 2024, the Rénoclimat program no longer offers financial assistance to new applicants for installing or replacing heating systems (geothermal system and heat pumps).

  • A transition phase has been implemented for applicants who joined the program before May 1, 2024; they have until September 30, 2024 to complete both the installation of their heating system and the post-retrofit energy evaluation in order to get a grant from Rénoclimat.
  • Make sure that you comply with all the program conditions set out in the previous Applicant’s Guide (September, 2022).
  • The heat pump selected must appear on the list of eligible models at the time of installation.

If you want to replace or upgrade your heating system, you can discuss it with your Rénoclimat energy advisor.

Canada Greener Homes Grant

The Canada Greener Homes Grant also provides financial assistance for the installation or replacement of a heat pump: 

Be sure to select a system that is on one of the eligible heat pump lists and meet all of the criteria of the federal program. 

Special case of homes heated with oil

Conversion work

Financial assistance may be available from the Chauffez vert program to remove an oil or propane heating system and replace it with a system powered by electricity or another form of renewable energy. The financial assistance may be in addition to the Rénoclimat assistance for installation of a geothermal system or air-source heat pump. 

Installation of a thermostat

For participants who registered for the Rénoclimat program before March 31, 2018, installation of a central programmable thermostat for an oil-based principal heating system qualified for financial assistance of $50. Please contact your Rénoclimat advisor if this applies to you. 

Special cases for natural gas heating systems

Did you know? The conversion of a natural gas heating system to a dual-energy system may be eligible for financial assistance.

The procedure varies depending on your natural gas distributor. Learn more! 

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