Mississauga, ON — Several adjustments have been made to the Greener Homes Grant Program that are of interest to the industry. This announcement comes after NRCan and the Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Insitute of Canada (HRAI) participated in several meetings to work out constructive improvements, according to HRAI.
Updates will now be made to the list of eligible products every quarter — September, December, March, and June to be exact.
Brand owners/manufacturers/dealers are responsible for having their information listed in the data sources used by NRCan. This must be completed no later than Aug. 1, Nov. 1, Feb. 1, and May 1, to ensure the reported information is correct.
Previously, an out-of-date website from the early rollout of the grant program was still active, but no longer receiving program upgrades. As such, NRCan stated the matter will be corrected and that current, and up-to-date, products can be found on its website.
Several eligible products are available until the Canada Greener Homes Grant under the mechanical system qualification.
Air-source heat pumps and cold climate air-source heat pumps, cold climate air-source heat pumps in Quebec and Nova Scotia, gas-fired boilers for northern and off-grid communities, gas-fired furnaces for northern and off grid communities, ground-source heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, oil-fired boilers for northern and off-grid communities, and oil-fired furnaces for northern and off-grid communities are all eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant.
NRCan released a power-point presentation to clarify how energy advisors are validating the heat distribution requirement for a heat pump system, and details the transition period. This came into effect as of Aug. 1.