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Tankless rebates avaialable for Ontario

Community Energy Conservation

New Grants for 2014 – $1600-$2000 – With the Community Energy Conservation Program

 

This is a new program for 2014 and is very similar to the ecoENERGY program we had back a few years ago.  There are few steps and stipulations that need to be met but there is a great opportunity for some significant cash rebates and overall energy conservation.


Already Interested? Call Us To Get Involved Today

(647) 925 1930


How It Works

  • Reside in one of the areas detailed below
  • Have a valid Enbridge account
  • Complete at least two upgrades to net a 25% energy savings

Home owners will need to have an initial audit to get a baseline on their homes energy performance.  Then upgrades should be installed and completed.  Finally, the home owner will need a final audit to confirm how much of a reduction has been achieved.

Incentives

 

$2000 – If you are able to achieve a reduction of 50% or more.

  • $500 to cover your energy audits
  • $1500 for reaching the 50% savings level

$1600 – Achieve 25% to 49% reduction in energy use.

  • $500 to cover the two energy audits
  • $1100 for reaching the 25% to 49% savings level

Upgrades Eligible

  • Attic insulation increase to R50 minimum
  • Basement wall insulation upgrade to R12 minimum
  • Wall insulation upgrade by R5 minimum
  • Air sealing (may not be used as second upgrade of only two)
  • Install new high efficiency home heating system (furnaceboiler, combi-boiler)
  • Install a new Tankless water heater (condensing systems are 96% efficient)
  • Drain water heat recovery (may not be used as second upgrade of only two)
  • Replacement of old windows

Who Can Participate?

The only bad part of this community energy conservation program is its exclusivity.  Only certain location in Ontario can participate. Apparently the areas have been targeted due to the relatively high number of homes that are inefficient and in need of upgrades.

Entire Towns and Townships

  • King Township
  • Georgina
  • East Gwillimbury
  • Newmarket
  • Aurora
  • Richmond Hill
  • Vaughan
  • Markham
  • Whitchchurch Stouffville

Selected Areas

  • Toronto Beaches area – M4E, M4L, M4M, M4J, M1N, M4C
  • Black Creek area – M3N
  • Courtney Court – L6W
  • Burnhamthorpe – L4W, L4X
  • Ward 30 – M4K, M4J, M4M, M5A
  • Ward 13 – M6P, M6S
  • Scarbourough area – M1M, M1E, M1C, M1L, M4B, M1K
  • Ottawa area – K2R, K4B
  • St. Catherines – L2W, L2N
  • Grimsby – L3M
  • Niagara Falls – L2H
  • Welland – L2T

Additional Info

We do a lot of tankless systems, and just upgrading from a conventional tank to a new condensing tankless will net you the 25% reduction.  You need to do two of the efficiency upgrades to qualify but you’re well on your way with the tankless.

You can pick any contractor to do any of the suggested upgrades – we would recommend the tankless upgraded below for the best results.

Rebates for Tankless systems

Navien NPE 180, 210, 240

Rinnai RU98i, RU80i

Rheem Prestige 95DV, or 85DV

 

Furnace or Boiler Rebates

The stipulations call for two items to be upgraded, and you can get a double upgrade by moving from a tank type water heater and a floor boiler to a combi-boiler.  These systems provide all your home domestic hot water on top of supplying all the heat needed to keep your home warm.

Navien makes a fantastic combi-boiler we would highly recommend. Check out combi-boilers here.

 

Tankless rebates avaialable for Ontario

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Takagi T-H2S

The Takagi T-H2S is a new tankless model that Takagi has developed and is now offering. It is available in either Direct Vent or Outdoor models. Takagi’s T-H2S is a condensing tankless that is very energy efficient (up to 90% EF). The T-H2S was designed for residential applications and is a candidate for the ECOenergy audit rebate program and its $375 tankless rebate program.

The T-H2S Flow

Seeing as the T-H2S is one of Takagi’s greenest tankless models offering an average efficiency of 90% with natural gas and 90% with propane. If you choose this tankless model here in Ontario, Toronto, Barrie, or any of the surrounding cities expect a flow rate of about 4.1 GPM or 246 GPH with an input temperature at 40ºF or less.

Takagi states that the T-H2S tankless can provide at least two showers worth of water simultaneously in addition to one appliance.

Features

The T-H2S can be vented with PVC providing zero clearance for direct vent installations.
PVC venting can be used in all applications and a 3″ exhaust venting option is coming soon.
The TH2S utilizes dual exchangers to maximize the unit’s energy efficiency.
The primary heat exchanger is made of copper while the secondary is stainless steel.
This secondary heat exchanger is used to recover waste heat from the vent stack to preheat
the incoming ground water. This is in fact what classifies the TH2S as a condensing
tankless water heater.

Specifications

Natural Gas Input  Min. 13,000BTU   Max. 180,000BTU 
LPG Input  Min. 13,000BTU   Max. 180,000BTU 
Gas Connection  3/4″ NPT    
Water Connection  3/4″ NPT    
Condensate Water Drain  1/2″ NPT    
Natural Gas Pressure Inlet  Min. 5.0″WC   Max 10.5″WC 
LP Gas Pressure Inlet  Min. 8.0″WC   Max. 14.0″WC 
Weight  DV = 73lbs.   OS = 70lbs. 
Dimensions  25.6″ x 18.5″ x 12.4″    
Ignition  Electronic Ignition    
Electrical Supply  AC 120V (60 Hz)    
Water Pressure  Min. 15psi   Max. 150psi 
T-H2S-DV Manifold Pressure  Natural: 2.5″WC   Propane:4.3″WC 
T-H2S-OS Manifold Pressure  Natural: 1.9″WC   Propane:3.6″WC 

Interested in a quote for a Takagi? They are always free, Get a Quote!

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ecoENERGY Grants and Rebates

[UPDATE]

Unfortunately the Federal Governement has completely pulled the plug on this program - there are no Government grants available anymore.

We do have access to some incentives for new high efficiency HVAC equipment targeted at home owners - Contact Us to Find Out more.

 

The ecoENERGY Retrofit for residential homes is creating jobs and helping Ontario residents save money. These changes help to reduce energy bills now and in the future. BUT you need to act quickly, funding for the grant program is limited and everyones evaluations and retrofits need to be completed before March 31, 2012 or you will missout.

This ecoENERGY retrofit program has a specific section for tankless water heaters as they’re very high efficiency systems compared to what has conventionally been installed in homes.  In Ontario you can expect a $375 rebate from the Government if you decided to switch over to a high efficiency tankless. 

Several tankless brands are able to deliver the required efficiency and all bring in the full rebate value. If your interested you can read more about the different tankless brands and their specifications below.

    1. Rinnai
    2. Rheem
    3. Navien 
    4. Nortiz

Eligibility for the ecoENERGY retrofit program in Ontario

New ecoENERGY Participants – If you or the previous owner of your home didn’t have and energy audit completed between April 1 2007 and June 5 2011 than you are considered a new applicant.  All you need to do is sign up and have the initial audit of your home completed – FIND OUT MORE

Past ecoENERGY Participants – If you or the previous owner of your home participated in the program between April 1 2007 and June 5 2011 and the maximum amount of $5000 wasn’t submitted then you can submit another application for upgrades completed on or after June 6 2011. 

 

Popular Items on the Ontario Grant Table

  • Furnaces — high-efficiency gas/oil furnace, up to $790
  • Central air conditioners — replacement air conditioner $250
  • Hot water heaters — high-efficiency gas water heater $375
  • Hot water heaters — condensing tankless water heater $375
  • Boilers — high-efficiency gas or oil boiler upgrade $750
  • HRV — in home heat recovery ventilator $375
  • Solar Thermal— installation of solar hot water system $1,250
  • Heat pumps — air-source heat pump that doubles as air conditioner $500
  • Geothermal — energy-efficient ground or water source heat pumps, up to $4,375

Ontario homeowners also can take advantage of these upgrades

  • Attic or roof — insulation up to $750
  • Exterior wall — insulation up to $1,875
  • Basement — insulation up to $1,250
  • Crawl space — insulation up to $1,000

Interested in an Energy Audit and dont know where to start? Start Here and know information is always free! 

If your interested in a tankless than you want to Start Here

 

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