Extraordinary improvements

Discover the temporary measures added to the Rénoclimat Program through December 31, 2020.

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.

Special case of multiple-unit 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.

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 work, you could fall short of becoming eligible for financial assistance under the Rénoclimat program. Please talk about it with your Rénoclimat advisor.

Ventilation system
Type of systemFinancial assistanceConditions
Heat recovey ventilator (HRV)$490
  • 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.

Water heating systems

Water heater fuelled by oil or propane

For replacement of a water heater fuelled by oil or propane with a system fuelled by electricity or another source of renewable energy, consult the Chauffez vert program.

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 $80 to $165
  • Valid for new installations only.
  • Amount calculated based on the efficiency of the new system.
It is important to check all the required conditions by consulting the Participant's Guide (in French only).

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Heating systems

If you want to replace or upgrade your heating system, ask your advisor Rénoclimat.

The replacement of a heating system is not subject to financial assistance in the current Rénoclimat program, with the exception of the installation of a heat pump or a geothermal system.

Geothermal system

Geothermal systems use the soil or ground water as a source to heat the home during the winter and to evacuate heat during the summer.

Geothermal system
Type of systemFinancial assistanceConditions
Installation of a geothermal system

$5,365

+ $1,000 extraordinary improvement*

  • Installation of a complete geothermal system
  • The system must be certified by the Canadian Geothermal Coalition (CGC).**
Replacement of an existing geothermal system

$2,115 

+ $1,000 extraordinary improvement*

  • Replacement of a heat pump with an existing geothermal system.
  • The existing system must be certified by the Canadian Geothermal Coalition (CGC).**

* Extraordinary improvement effective from May 11 to December 31, 2020. Find out more!

** It is important to check all the required conditions by consulting the Participant's Guide (in French only).

Heat pump

Just want to install or replace your heat pump, with no other work?

Participate in the Chauffez vert Program!

Chauffez vert allows faster access to financial assistance for the installation or replacement of a heat pump. Registration before the work and an energy evaluation are not required in the Chauffez vert Program. Make sure to choose the program that is right for you before starting your work.

Heat pumps can be used as a heating system and as an air conditioner. In the winter, a heat pump uses less energy than other heating devices to produce heat. In addition, there are low temperature heat pump models that can heat a home practically year round, even in very low temperatures.

Heat pump
Type of systemFinancial assistanceConditions
Air-source heat pump$650
  • Installation or complete replacement of an air-source heat pump for heating and air-conditioning. 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).
  • The system must have an ENERGY STAR® certification and its AHRI number must be included on the list available on the CEE-AHRI Web site.
  • The system may be a ductless central mini-split heat pump, a single-package heat pump or a mini-split heat pump.
  • Attention: Other power and installation requirements may apply.*
Low temperature air-source heat pumps

$650

+ $1,000 extraordinary improvement**

  • Installation or complete replacement of an air-source heat pump for heating and air-conditioning.
  • The model must be included on the list of authorized low temperature heat pumps.

*It is important to check all the required conditions by consulting the Participant's Guide (in French only).

**Extraordinary improvement effective from May 11 to December 31, 2020. Find out more!

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

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. 

Extraordinary improvements

An additional $1,000 of financial assistance from the Rénoclimat program may be granted to participants who have received or requested their post-work evaluation by December 31, 2020. Important: certain conditions apply.

Other temporary measures are also in effect in the Rénoclimat program. Find out more!

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