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


  • Installation of a complete (new heat pump, new loop) geothermal system (i.e. the ground or an underground water body acts as the energy source) that complies with standard CSA C448.2-0 – Design and Installation of Earth Energy Systems.
Replacement of an existing geothermal system


  • Replacement of the heat pump in an existing geothermal system that complies with standard CSA C448.2-02 – Design and Installation of Earth Energy Systems.

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

Heat pump

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.


  • The heat pump selected must appear on the list of eligible models at the time of installation.
  • Heat pumps must not be installed outside the insulation (e.g., in the attic).
  • Make sure that you comply with all the program conditions set out in the Participant’s Guide.

Financial assistance

  • The financial assistance is no longer a fixed amount. It depends primarily on the winter heating output of the system installed. Consequently, the higher the output of the heat pump, the greater the financial assistance.
  • The financial assistance amounts to $50 per thousand BTUs in heating output at -8°C.
  • See the List of eligible heat pumps for the amount of financial assistance granted for the model selected.

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

Attention! For the same work to install a heat pump, you cannot get financial assistance from Hydro-Québec’s Efficient Heat Pump program and from another program such as Rénoclimat or Novoclimat. Be sure to choose the program that best suits your needs.

Canada Greener Homes Grant

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

In Québec, this federal program is available through the Rénoclimat program. Be sure to select a system that is on one of the eligible heat pump lists and meet all of the criteria of the program you have selected. 

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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