What government rebates and incentives are available for upgrading my furnace and/or air conditioner?
Since Reliance is based in Ontario, this answer will more directly address consumers in this province; however, the information should help out of province consumers as well on how to go about finding these rebates and incentives.
In Ontario, there is one primary government sponsored source for the majority of rebates available: the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). Under the OPA's Every Kilowatt Counts program the rebates available as obtained from their website are as follows:
Rebates are available for residents and businesses (with residential-type systems) of Ontario who purchase and install their new central heating or cooling equipment through a participating contractor.
$250 incentive when you have an existing furnace replaced with the purchase and installation of a high-efficiency furnace with an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM).
$250 incentive when you have an existing central air conditioner (CAC) replaced with the purchase and installation of an ENERGY STAR qualified CAC system (NOTE: ENERGY STAR qualified criteria = minimum 14.5 SEERand 12 EER).
$400 incentive when you have an existing CAC replaced with the purchase and installation of a stand-alone CEE "Tier 2" level central air conditioning system. (NOTE: "Tier 2" level qualified criteria = minimum 15 SEER and 12.5 EER).
To get more specific information on this program please visit www.saveONenergy.ca