Incentive Dates

There are eligibility periods and claim submission deadlines that contractors should know about and communicate to customers.

  • Online incentives must be entered by contractors by July 8, 2017 for all equipment upgrades installed during the incentive period from January 1, 2017 to June 30 2017. Incentive claims for equipment upgrades during this incentive period ending June 30, 2017 must be received by the incentive fulfillment house by August 30, 2017 to be processed.
  • The IESO will be removing the CAC incentives for the SEER 14.5 & 15 (EER 12 & 12.5) from the program as if June 30, 2017 and will be introducing incentives for new products expected to start July 1, 2017.
  • The incentive period for all eligible Installations for the new incentive program begin July 1, 2017, and go until December 31, 2017. Incentive claims must be received by the fulfillment house by February 1, 2018.
  • Online incentives for the period of July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 must be entered by January 8, 2018.

Equipment Eligibility

The HEATING & COOLING PROGRAM provides Ontario residents with the following incentive offers:

  • A $250 incentive for replacing their existing furnace with a high efficiency furnace equipped with a variable speed Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) – Only available until December 31, 2017
  • A $30 incentive for replacing their circulator pump on an existing in hydronic heating system with a circulator pump equipped with a variable speed ECM.
  • A $600 incentive for the replacement of an existing CAC (central air conditioning) system or the installation of a new CAC system with the purchase of a qualified system that satisfies at least a 18 SEER and 13 EER installed by a participating contractor. To qualify, product must be listed in the AHRI Verified Directory.

For Electrically Heated Homes only:

  • A $1,250 incentive for the installation of a ducted Air Source Heat Pump system , with the purchase of a qualified system that satisfies at least a 15 SEER, 12.5 EER and 8.5 HSPF installed by a participating contractor. To qualify, the product must be listed in the AHRI Verified Directory.
  • A $1,000 incentive for the installation of a ductless Air Source Heat Pump system , with the purchase of a qualified system that satisfies at least a 15 SEER, 12.5 EER and 8.5 HSPF installed by a participating contractor. To qualify, the product must be listed in the AHRI Verified Directory.
  • A $1,250 incentive for the installation of a ductless Multiport Air Source Heat Pump system (for 1 exterior unit and the first 2 interior units plus $250 for each additional indoor unit *up to $3,000), with the purchase of a qualified system that satisfies at least a 15 SEER, 12.5 EER and 8.5 HSPF installed by a participating contractor. To qualify, the product must be listed in the AHRI Verified Directory.
  • A $4,000 incentive for the installation of a ducted Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump system , with the purchase of a qualified system that satisfies at least a 15 SEER, 12.5 EER and 8.5 HSPF installed by a participating contractor. To qualify, the product must be listed in the NEEP Verified cold climate ASHP specification listings. LINK
  • A $1,500 incentive for the installation of a ductless Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump system , with the purchase of a qualified system that satisfies at least a 15 SEER, 12.5 EER and 8.5 HSPF installed by a participating contractor. To qualify, the product must be listed in the NEEP Verified cold climate ASHP specification listings AND Maintain a maximum capacity at -15°C that is = 55% of max capacity at 8.3°C AND has a COP >2 at -15°C at maximum capacity operation. LINK
  • A $1,900 incentive for the installation of a ductless Multiport Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump system (for 1 exterior unit and the first 2 interior units plus $400 for each additional indoor unit *up to $4,000), with the purchase of a qualified system that satisfies at least a 15 SEER, 12.5 EER and 8.5 HSPF installed by a participating contractor. To qualify, the product must be listed in the NEEP Verified cold climate ASHP specification listings AND maintain a maximum capacity at -15°C that is = 55% of max capacity at 8.3°C AND has a COP >2 at -15°C at maximum capacity operation.
  • A $50 incentive for adaptive thermostats listed on the IESO eligible thermostat list, installed in a home with a ducted electric heating system (Electric furnace or ASHP)

Click here to view the ECM Eligibility List.

Participation Agreement

All participating contractors MUST print and sign the HVAC Contractor Participation Agreement and submit it in along with copies of all other required documents. Once all of these documents are received and the additional registration steps have been completed, your contractor's profile will be activated within 48 hours.

Consumer Terms and Conditions

All participating contractors are required to provide their prospective customers with a copy of the Consumer Terms and Conditions prior to the customer agreeing to purchase the eligible equipment and participate in the HEATING & COOLING Program.