Free Heat Pump Program

Islanders with an annual household net income of $75,000 or less may be eligible for a free heat pump for their home. To be eligible, you must own your home, it must be your principle residence, and the property must be valued at $300,000 or less (tax assessed value).

How do I apply?

You can apply for a free heat pump online by clicking the blue button at the bottom of this page.

If you would like help with your application, you can book an appointment to visit your local Access PEI where staff will help you verify your income and help you submit your application. Book an appointment online or by calling 1-833-734-1873. 

If you applied for a free heat pump prior to June 2022, but would also like home insulation and an electric water heater, there is no need to re-apply. Staff will reach out to you when a contractor is available to do your installation.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, email

Getting ready to apply - proof of income

You will need to provide proof of your household income at your appointment or when you apply online. 

Your proof of income is your GST Credit document showing your address, family net income, marital status and province of residence. This information is contained in the first two pages of your GST Credit document. We need both pages and the document must contain this information.

You can find your GST Credit Notice in three ways:

  1. The GST Credit Notice document is usually mailed to your home in July.
  2. It's available in PDF form on your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) online account. Navigate to Mail, then find your GST Credit Notice, click the PDF icon and download your document.
  3. You can contact the Canada Revenue Agency for assistance at 1-800-387-1193 and press option 2 and wait. They can mail the document to your home. 

Even if you don’t get GST credits back regularly, there should be a GST Credit Notice document in your Canada Revenue Agency account. If you file taxes jointly, it may be under your spouse's account. If it’s in your spouse’s account, your spouse must make this request to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Getting ready to apply - property value

Your property must be valued at $300,000 or less (tax assessed value) to be eligible. Your tax assessed value may be different than the market value of your house, so if you are unsure, we can check your tax assessed property value for you at your appointment.

If you choose to apply online, you will need to know your taxed assessed property value before you apply. A property tax bill will contain this information. This bill is mailed to property owners in May of each year. If you are a property owner and you do not receive a property tax bill in May contact Taxation and Property Records.

What happens after I apply?

After you apply, staff will review your application to make sure it is complete and you are eligible for the program. If there is any missing information, staff will contact you directly. If you are eligible, you will receive an approval email outlining the next steps.

Staff will then connect you with a contractor who will do the installation of the heat pump. Staff will notify you when this happens and they will provide you with the contractor's name and contact information. 

You can expect two visits from your contractor.

First, they will visit your home to determine where your heat pump will be installed. Your contractor will have a list of eligible heat pumps under this program, so you should discuss your heating needs with your contractor to help them determine what model to install.

Second, the contractor will return to install your free heat pump. After installation, government will pay the contractor for your heat pump.

After your heat pump is installed, government may conduct a quality assurance inspection to make sure an eligible heat pump was installed. If this inspection is required, government will contact you to arrange a time for this inspection.

What about insulation and electric hot water heaters?

This application form may also be used to apply for free insulation and a free electric hot water heater. Your annual household income must be $55,000 or less to receive free insulation or a free electric hot water heater. Simply check off which upgrades you are interested in. There is no need to apply more than once. 

Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program

Prince Edward Island and the Government of Canada are working together to help low- and median-income Canadian households who are currently heating their homes with oil to make the transition to electric cold-climate heat pumps. The new federal Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program provides up to $5,000 for eligible households to make this switch and may be combined with funding available under the provincial Free Heat Pump Program as well as other federal programs, including up to $5,000 from the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

Islanders can apply for the federal Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program through this Free Heat Pump Program application.