Energy Efficient Equipment Rebates

Existing homes are eligible for rebates to install energy efficient equipment such as heating systems and heat pumps.
If you are interested in installing a heat pump, check your eligibility for a point of sale heat pump rebate or a free heat pump for low income Islanders. If you are a business, learn more about business energy rebates. If you have a long term rental learn more about Residential Rental Efficiency Rebates.

efficiencyPEI offers rebates for the installation of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pump Specification (NEEP ccASHP) air source heat pumps, ENERGY STAR® certified heating equipment including geothermal heat pumps, water heating devices, biomass heating devices, and other energy saving products.

Islanders can access both the Government of Canada's Greener Homes Grant and efficiencyPEI rebates. To receive the Canada Greener Homes Grant, you must register with the federal government and you are required to have an EnerGuide Evaluation completed before any work starts. 

An energy audit is not required to receive a residential energy efficient equipment rebate through efficiencyPEI.

If you are interested in financing for the up-front costs, learn more about the Residential Home Heating Loan Program. If you would like a loan, you must apply for the loan before you install your equipment.

How do I apply for the rebate?

1. Review the eligibility criteria in the application and rebate amounts (below).

2. After your equipment is purchased and installed, collect the documents to include with your application.

  • Collect dated paid sales receipts showing where unit was purchased and the make and model numbers of unit installed.
  • Islanders with an annual household income of $35,000 or less may be eligible for a larger rebate. If you're applying for a low income rebate, include your GST Credit Notice showing your net family income, marital status and province of residence.
  • All heat pump installations require a certificate of compliance (electrical permit.) Ask your installer for this document.

3. Apply online or mail or drop off your application form to efficiencyPEI with the required documents. 

  • You will need your property tax number. This is also known as a property identification number or a PID. It can also be found at the address locator page.

Applications that contain all the necessary information are usually processed within 4 weeks. 

Am I eligible for a rebate?

  • You must apply within a year of installation.
  • You must own the property where the equipment was installed.  
  • Equipment installed in new construction is not eligible. Buildings must be inhabited for more than six months to be eligible. If you are planning to build a new home, learn more about New Home Construction Incentives.
  • All heat pump services (heat pump supply, installation, electrical and refrigeration) must be provided by the same Network of Excellence contractor. A certificate of compliance is required for all heat pump installations. 
  • Heating system upgrades must be installed in already heated spaces to be eligible for rebates.
  • Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Where can I find a list of contractors that offer energy efficient equipment rebates?

View the list of contractors that offer energy efficient equipment rebates. You can search for a contractor by name or by the service they provide or you can view a list of contractors by county or by program by selecting an option from the "County" and "Program" fields.

What are the rebate amounts?

Energy efficient equipment rebates are for everyone, but Islanders with an annual household income of $35,000 or less may be eligible for a larger rebate. Proof of income is required at time of application. This is your GST Credit Notice showing your net family income, marital status and province of residence.

Heat Pumps

Mini-split Air Source Heat Pump

Before installing your mini-split heat pump, check your eligibility for point of sale heat pump rebates or for a free heat pump for income qualified Islanders. 

  • Heat Pump Regular Rebate: up to $1,200
  • Heat Pump Low-income Rebate: up to $2,400
  • Must be listed with NEEP ccASHP specification
  • Must be supplied and installed by a Network of Excellence contractor.

Central (air-to-air or air-to-water) Air Source Heat Pump

  • Heat Pump Regular Rebate: up to $2,500
  • Heat Pump Low-income Rebate: up to $4,500
  • Must be listed with NEEP ccASHP specification (for air-to-water systems contact efficiencyPEI prior to purchase or installation)
  • Must be supplied and installed by a Network of Excellence contractor.

Ground Source (Geothermal) Heat Pump

  • Heat Pump Regular Rebate: up to $4,000
  • Heat Pump Low-income Rebate: up to $7,500
  • Must be ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2022

Electric Thermal Storage Devices

Electric Thermal Storage Furnace - Summerside

  • Regular Rebate: up to $1500
  • Low-income Rebate: up to $2750
  • Must be through City of Summerside Electric Utility “Heat for Less Now!” program

Electric Thermal Storage Heater - Summerside

  • Regular Rebate: up to $750
  • Low-income Rebate: up to $1400
  • Must be through City of Summerside Electric Utility “Heat for Less Now!” program

Electric Thermal Hot Water Heater - Summerside

  • Regular Rebate: up to $500
  • Low-income Rebate: up to $900
  • Must be through City of Summerside Electric Utility “Heat for Less Now!” program

Hot Water Heaters 

    Solar Thermal Hot Water Heater

    • Regular Rebate: up to $1500
    • Low-income Rebate: up to $2750
    • Must be ENERGY STAR or CAN/CSA F379 or CSA Class 2831-06, 2831-07, 2831-30, 2831- 37 or Class 8854

      Air Source Heat Pump (Hybrid) Hot Water Heater

      • Regular Rebate: up to $1000
      • Low-income Rebate: up to $1800
      • Must be ENERGY STAR

      Air Exchange Systems

      Heat/Energy Recovery Ventilator

      • Regular Rebate: up to $500
      • Low-income Rebate: up to $900
      • Must be ENERGY STAR

      Biomass Heat

      Biomass Stove

      • Regular Rebate: up to $1000
      • Low-income Rebate: up to $1800
      • EPA Approved or CSA-B415.1-10

      Biomass Boiler / Furnace

      • Regular Rebate: up to $2000
      • Low-income Rebate: up to $3500
      • EPA Approved or CSA-B415.1-10

      Contact:

      If you need information on this program or any other energy efficiency help, get in touch. Visit us at efficiencyPEI at 69 Belvedere Avenue in Charlottetown. Program information is also available at any Access PEI location.

      efficiencyPEI 
      69 Belvedere Ave., Charlottetown,  Suite 1-B01
      PO Box 2000, PE  C1A 7N8

      efficiencypei@gov.pe.ca

      1-877-734-6336

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      Energy efficiency incentives are a cost-shared with the Government of Canada under the Low Carbon Economy Fund.

      Published date: 
      February 16, 2024