AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) provide efficient heating and cooling in one unit. They can reduce your electric heating costs by up to 30%.

An ASHP uses a small amount of energy to pull the heat from the outdoor air to warm your home. In the summer months, it works in reverse to push warm air outside to cool your home. This makes them an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly electric heating and cooling system.

REBATES

We offer rebates to make your upgrade easier and more affordable.

They’re calculated as being the lesser of:
  1. Per square foot of floor area heated by an ASHP system.
ASHPCold climate ASHP
Ductless$0.65/square foot$1.00/square foot
Centrally ducted$1.30/square foot$1.65/square foot
  1. Per MBH (1,000 BTU/hour) of installed ASHP space heating capacity.
ASHPCold climate ASHP
Ductless$20/MBH$30/MBH
Centrally ducted$40/MBH$50/MBH
  1. Per MBH (1,000 BTU/hour) of the building/home’s eligible base transmission and infiltration heating load.
ASHPCold climate ASHP
Ductless$20/MBH$30/MBH
Centrally ducted$40/MBH$50/MBH

Check out our program guide for more information.

How to Participate

  1. CHOOSE A REGISTERED EFFICIENCY MANITOBA INSTALLER & APPLY

    Your installer must be a registered Efficiency Manitoba air source heat pump installer. We recommend browsing our list of registered suppliers, getting several quotes, and checking references before making your choice. Be sure to compare each installer’s proposed design and pay attention to the heat pump heating capacity compared to the square footage of your home. Once you’ve chosen an installer, they’ll lead you through the application process and submit an application on your behalf.

    Installer tools and resources are included below to ensure proper sizing.

  2. GET APPROVAL FOR YOUR PROJECT

    We’ll issue a written approval and from there, you’ll have one year to purchase and install your heating system. Don’t purchase any materials or start your project until we approve your project.

  3. COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT

    Once your heat pump is installed and operating, your installer will submit all applicable permits, licenses, and invoices on your behalf. You’ll sign the completion documents to confirm the heat pump is installed and operational. We’ll review these documents and send you your rebate. We may also contact you to schedule a post-installation inspection of your heat pump.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

  • Your heat pump is replacing an existing electric furnace/boiler, electric baseboards, or natural gas heating system. Homeowners who are converting from fuel oil or propane are also eligible for incentives.
  • Your installer is registered with Efficiency Manitoba.
  • New construction farm buildings may be eligible for incentives. Contact us for more details.

PROJECTS THAT AREN’T ELIGIBLE

  • Heat pumps replacing existing heat pumps.
  • Heat pumps installed in seasonal properties.
  • Heat pumps installed in new homes and buildings (they may be eligible through the New Homes Program or New Buildings Program).

Read the Terms and Conditions for full eligibility requirements.

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TOOLS & RESOURCES

  1. Natural Resources Canada has developed an ASHP sizing and selection toolkit intended for use by mechanical system designers and renovation contractors.
  2. Eligible models and equipment details are available in the searchable product list from Natural Resources Canada.

EVEN MORE HELP IS AVAILABLE

You could be eligible for additional ASHP rebates through both the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

Financing for your ASHP may be available through the Canada Greener Homes Loan or Manitoba Hydro’s Home Energy Efficiency Loan. Be sure to apply for financing before you start any work, including purchasing products.

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) are efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly. They can reduce your electric heating costs by up to 60%, protect you from the impacts of future heating costs, and help you save for years to come.

A GSHP circulates fluid through a loop of pipes buried underground. In heating mode, the fluid absorbs heat from the earth, which stays at a stable temperature regardless of the temperature above ground. In summer, the process is reversed, redistributing heat back into the ground.

REBATES

We offer rebates to make your upgrade easier and more affordable.

They’re calculated as being the lesser of:
  1. $2.50 per square foot heated by a ground source heat pump system
  2. $120 per MBH of installed heating capacity
  3. $120 per MBH of the building’s eligible base transmission and infiltration heating load.

Check out our program guide for more information.

How to Participate

  1. CHOOSE AN ACCREDITED INSTALLER & APPLY

    Your installer must be an active member of the Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance (MGEA). We recommend browsing MGEA’s list of accredited installers, getting several quotes, and checking references before making your choice. Be sure to compare each installer’s proposed design and pay attention to the loop sizing for ground loop systems. Once you’ve chosen an installer, they’ll lead you through the application process and submit an application on your behalf.

  2. GET APPROVAL FOR YOUR PROJECT

    We’ll issue a written approval and from there you’ll have one year to purchase and install your heating system. Don’t purchase any materials or start your project until we approve your project.

  3. COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT

    Once your heat pump is installed and operating, your installer will submit all applicable permits, licences, and invoices on your behalf. You’ll sign the completion documents to confirm the heat pump is installed and operational. We’ll review these documents and send you your rebate. We may also contact you to schedule a post-installation inspection of your heat pump.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

  • Your heat pump is replacing an existing electric furnace/boiler, electric baseboards, or natural gas heating system. Homeowners who are converting from fuel oil or propane are also eligible for incentives.
  • Your heat pump is being installed in a single-detached residence or small business.
  • Your installer is registered with Efficiency Manitoba and accredited by the Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance.
  • New construction farm buildings may be eligible for incentives. Contact us for more details.

PROJECTS THAT AREN’T ELIGIBLE

  • Heat pumps replacing existing heat pumps.
  • Heat pumps installed in seasonal properties.
  • Heat pumps installed in new homes and buildings (they may be eligible through the New Homes Program or New Buildings Program).

Read the Terms and Conditions for full eligibility requirements.

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GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

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EVEN MORE HELP IS AVAILABLE

You could be eligible for additional GSHP rebates through both the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

Financing for your GSHP may be available through the Canada Greener Homes Loan or Manitoba Hydro’s Home Energy Efficiency Loan. Be sure to apply for financing before you start any work, including purchasing products.

You may be eligible for the Manitoba Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit from the province of Manitoba.

Programs for property managers & owners

Programs for property managers & owners

HELPING YOU & YOUR TENANTS SAVE

We offer rebates to help property managers and owners of multi-unit residential buildings make energy efficiency updates to their buildings.

We have a variety of programs available to help you and your tenants appreciate multiple benefits:

  • Savings on energy bills and operational expenses
  • Improved home comfort and affordability
  • Improved building durability and reduced maintenance
  • Increased property value and tenant retention

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

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Energy Efficiency Education Program

Energy Efficiency Education Program

This generation cares about saving energy

Students today are more environmentally conscious than any generation before them. They know that collectively, their individual actions can make a big impact.

The next generation will transform the way we think about energy and sustainability. That’s why in June 2022, we’re launching a new program for students and their teachers. We’ll share classroom-friendly resources to help youth understand their energy use and offer hands-on activities to empower them to make energy-saving changes at home.

Designed for students and their teachers

This year, we’re building our program for Manitoba classrooms. Here’s what you can expect to access through our upcoming program website:

  • Students aged 6 to 12: Learning sheets, games, and group activities to explain what energy is and why it’s important to conserve it.
  • Students aged 13 to 15: Information, group activities, and self-led assignments to help them better understand their energy use and how to create more energy-efficient spaces.
  • Teachers: Print- and digital-friendly resources, assignments, activity sheets, and lesson plans to bring energy efficiency to the classroom.

Over time, we’ll expand the program to offer educational resources for more age groups.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Teachers, you can be among the first to access the new education program website and resources. Simply provide your information below and we’ll email you when the program launches.

Achieving our province’s energy-saving goals takes all of us. Join us in empowering youth to take action towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient Manitoba!

IN-SUITE APPLIANCE PROGRAM

IN-SUITE APPLIANCE PROGRAM

REBATES ON ENERGY STAR® CERTIFIED APPLIANCES FOR MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

We help property managers and owners of multi-unit residential buildings save money on monthly energy bills for their buildings. Get up to $200 in rebates per suite when you purchase select ENERGY STAR certified appliances.

$150 REBATE

SELECT ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED

CLOTHES WASHER/DRYER PAIRS

Clothes dryers must be purchased with an eligible clothes washer. Combined models and natural gas dryers aren’t eligible for a rebate.

$100 Rebate

SELECT ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED

CLOTHES WASHERS

Combined models aren’t eligible for a rebate.

$50 REBATE

SELECT ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED

REFRIGERATORS

Compact models (less than 10 cubic feet in volume) and freezerless single-door models aren’t eligible for a rebate.

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE

  1. CHECK TO SEE IF YOU AND YOUR BUILDING QUALIFY

    Read the eligibility information to see if you and your building qualify for rebates.

  2. CHECK THE ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS LIST

    Find out which appliances are eligible for rebate by checking our eligible products list.

  3. APPLY FOR APPROVAL TO BUY

    Fill out our In-Suite Appliance Program application form to have your models approved for purchase and your rebate estimated. (Eligible product(s) purchased or installed prior to approval by Efficiency Manitoba are not eligible for a rebate). Submit the form via email to appliances@efficiencyMB.ca and wait to receive a written response.

  4. PURCHASE AND INSTALL YOUR APPLIANCES

    Once you receive written approval from Efficiency Manitoba, purchase and install the eligible appliances in the participating suites.

  5. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETION DECLARATION FORM & INVOICE(S)

    Request the completion declaration form by emailing appliances@efficiencyMB.ca. Fill out the form and submit it along with all supporting invoices within 12 months of your approval date. You may need to also submit photos of the installed products.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

  • You’re the owner or designated representative (e.g. property manager) of the building and are responsible for providing appliances within the building suites.
  • Your building has four or more suites.
  • At least half of the suites or a minimum of four must be participating, whichever is greater.
  • Appliances within a product category being rebated (e.g. refrigerators) must equal the number of suites participating.

Read the offer terms and conditions in our application form for full eligibility requirements.

In-Suite Efficiency Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

IN-SUITE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

Here are some answers to common questions about our In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program:

My building has already participated in Manitoba Hydro’s Water & Energy Saver Program (or Lighting Program for MURBs or Affordable Energy Program for MURBs). Can my building still participate in the program?
Yes, your building is eligible for our new In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program. However, you’d only be eligible to receive energy-efficient devices that weren’t already installed in your building’s suites. For example, if energy-efficient showerheads are already installed and in working order, we wouldn’t replace them with new energy-efficient showerheads.

Can new buildings participate in the program?
Yes, new buildings are welcome and encouraged to participate in the In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program! However, new buildings may not be eligible for water-saving devices (showerheads and faucet aerators). Your Ecofitt technician will let you know if you qualify for these products during your Basic Upgrade appointment.

I’m a tenant in an apartment building. How do I participate in the program?
The In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program is delivered at the building level, and your property manager or owner must apply on behalf of the entire building for all suites. We recommend getting in touch with your building’s property manager or owner to let them know about this opportunity.

I’m the owner of a duplex (or triplex). Can my duplex (or triplex) participate in the program?
Unfortunately, buildings must have four or more suites in order to qualify for the In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program. For buildings with less than four suites, check out our residential offers.

Can you ship the products to me so I can install them in the suites myself?
Unfortunately, no. The In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program is a full-service program, meaning our service provider Ecofitt will supply and install the products for you.

Basic Upgrade items are installed by Ecofitt technicians. Premium Upgrade items (smart thermostats and advanced HRV controls) are installed by one of Ecofitt’s subcontracted certified electricians. Having the Premium Upgrade products installed by an electrician ensures they’re programmed correctly in order to save you the most energy!

Is there warranty on these products?
Yes, all products offered through the In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program come with warranty. There’s a 90-day warranty on all services and installations and additional 10-year product warranty on showerheads and aerators and a 5-year product warranty on LED bulbs.

I just participated in the program and some of the showerheads and/or aerators are leaking. What should I do?
We’re sorry to hear you’re having issues! Please call Ecofitt at 1-877-326-3488 to remedy this issue. If your products were installed within the last 90 days, they’ll send a technician out to see what’s going on. If your products were installed more than 90 days ago but within the 10-year warranty period, your product may be defective and you may be eligible for a replacement product through warranty.

Can I use my own electrician to install the Premium Upgrades?
Unfortunately, no. Premium Upgrade installations are arranged by Ecofitt and installed by one of their local subcontracted certified electricians.

Are the technicians taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19?
Absolutely! All technicians are double-vaccinated and will be taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. These measures include self-assessing for symptoms every day, respecting social distancing requirements, wearing a mask and gloves, and sanitizing regularly.

Are bulk-metered and sub-metered buildings eligible to participate in the program?
Yes, bulk or sub-metered buildings are eligible for the In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program.

IN-SUITE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

IN-SUITE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES FOR MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS

We help property managers and owners of multi-unit residential buildings improve the energy efficiency of the suites in their buildings. Pick the upgrade type that’s right for you.

We work with Ecofitt Corporation* to deliver the In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program.

BASIC UPGRADE

FREE

  • Free A-line LED bulbs

  • Free bathroom faucet aerators

  • Free kitchen faucet aerators

  • Free showerheads
  • Free shower timers
  • Free water heater pipe wrap
  • Free air sealing products
  • Free installation by an Ecofitt technician

PREMIUM UPGRADE

Incentives
up to
$250

  • Includes all Basic Upgrades
  • $100 incentive per smart thermostat
  • $150 incentive per advanced HRV control
  • Installation by a certified electrician

BASIC UPGRADES

$150 REBATE

SELECT ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED

CLOTHES WASHER/DRYER PAIRS

Clothes dryers must be purchased with an eligible clothes washer. Combined models and natural gas dryers aren’t eligible for a rebate.

$100 Rebate

SELECT ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED

CLOTHES WASHERS

Combined models aren’t eligible for a rebate.

$50 REBATE

SELECT ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED

REFRIGERATORS

Compact models (less than 10 cubic feet in volume) and freezerless single-door models aren’t eligible for a rebate.

PREMIUM UPGRADES

SMART THERMOSTATS

$100 INCENTIVE

ADVANCED HRV CONTROLS

$150 INCENTIVE

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE

  1. APPLY ONLINE

    Fill out our online application form to get started. Our service provider, Ecofitt, will contact you to schedule an appointment.

  2. GET A FREE BASIC UPGRADE

    On the day of your appointment, an Ecofitt technician will go suite-to-suite with you to install the free Basic Upgrade items.

  3. LEARN MORE ABOUT OTHER UPGRADE OPPORTUNITIES

    While on-site, the Ecofitt technician will let you know about other energy efficiency upgrade opportunities, including our In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program Premium Upgrade.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

  • You’re the property manager, owner, or condo board member of an apartment, condo, townhouse, or rowhouse building.
  • Your building has four or more suites.

To learn more about the In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program,
check out the frequently asked questions.

*Ecofitt Corporation is our third-party contracted service provider.

BIOENERGY

BIOENERGY

Bioenergy is a unique and renewable energy source that can reduce your energy bills and provide other environmental benefits.

We provide financial assistance for pre-project studies and financial incentives for the implementation of commercial scale bioenergy systems that demonstrate natural gas or electricity savings.*

We’ll consider the use of any organic matter, including wood chips and pellets, as the biomass fuel. Only commercial, agricultural, and industrial projects that demonstrate natural gas or electricity savings will be considered, either through offsetting space, water, or process heating energy consumption or generating electricity to be used on site. Bioenergy can also be a useful way to address your waste disposal requirements if that organic waste can be converted to energy.

*Minimum savings of 50,000 kWh or 20,000 m3 are required. For projects intending to offset space heating, the heated space must be more than 10,000 square feet.

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE

  1. COMPLETE THE PROJECT QUESTIONNAIRE

    Help us determine eligibility by completing this questionnaire. You’ll be asked to provide details about your operations and the proposed project.

  2. DISCUSS NEXT STEPS

    We’ll review your questionnaire and work with you to determine next steps.

    • If your project is expected to realize electricity or natural gas savings and you’ve identified the type, availability, cost of your biomass, and the equipment needed, you may qualify for a study incentive. If so, we’ll ask you to submit a feasibility study proposal that will examine the project economics and the expected energy and utility bill savings.

    • If you’ve already quantified the project economics, including energy savings, and no further studies are needed, you may qualify for an incentive. Based on the energy savings your bioenergy system is expected to produce, we’ll work with you to help you move through the incentive application process.

New Homes Individual Upgrades

NEW HOMES PROGRAM

Individual Upgrades Path

The Individual Upgrades Path lets you choose the upgrades that suit the design and budget for your new build. Incorporate up to five energy-saving upgrades into the design of your new home* and receive up to $675 in rebates:

UPGRADEDETAILSREBATE
Attic insulationMinimum R-58 effective$75
Exterior above grade wall insulationMinimum R-17 effective$150
Foundation and header insulationMinimum R-18 effective$150
Slab insulationMinimum R-6 effective$150
WindowsU-value of 1.22 or better$150

*Only single detached homes qualify for the Individual Upgrades Path. For multi-unit buildings, choose the Prescriptive Path or Performance Path.

Want deeper energy savings and a larger rebate?

Consider the Prescriptive or Performance Path.

Steps To Participate

  1. CHOOSE YOUR UPGRADES

    Choose the energy-saving upgrades you want to incorporate into your new home and include those details in your design drawings.

  2. APPLY AND RECEIVE APPROVAL

    Send us your application form and design drawings before you start work on your project. We’ll review your application for approval and calculate your estimated rebate. We may request photos of the installed upgrade(s) during construction.

    If you’re a homebuilder and would like to submit several projects at once, contact us to learn what other application methods we’ll accept.
  3. GET A REBATE

    When your home is complete, send us your completion declaration and related invoices, and we’ll send you your rebate. It’s that simple!

DOES YOUR PROJECT QUALIFY?

  • It’s a residential single-detached home or building.
  • It’s a new construction project (not an addition or renovation).
  • It will use electricity or natural gas supplied by Manitoba Hydro.
  • You contact us or apply before work starts.

Windows and Doors Rebate

Windows and Doors Rebate

REBATES ON SELECT ENERGY STAR® CERTIFIED WINDOWS & DOORS FOR YOUR HOME

Get a $50 rebate on each eligible window and door you install in your home, up to $1,000, and save money on your monthly energy bills.

$50 rebate

ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED

WINDOWS WITH AT LEAST TRIPLE PANE GLASS

$50 rebate

ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED

ENTRY DOORS

DOORS WITH GLASS MUST BE AT LEAST TRIPLE PANE

$50 REBATE

ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED

SLIDING GLASS DOORS WITH AT LEAST TRIPLE PANE GLASS

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE

  1. CHECK TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY

    Read the eligibility information to see if you qualify for a rebate.

  2. CHECK THAT YOUR PRODUCTS QUALIFY

    Your windows and doors must be ENERGY STAR certified with at least triple pane glass (entry doors with no glass must be ENERGY STAR certified). You can find qualifying ENERGY STAR certified products on the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) product lists linked below. When searching the lists, be sure to add a filter to only include products with at least three layers of glazing (unless your door doesn’t include glass).

    ENERGY STAR certified windows

    ENERGY STAR certified doors

    ENERGY STAR certified sliding glass doors

  3. BUY & INSTALL ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS

    Rebates are available for eligible windows and doors that are new and purchased in Canada from a supplier, contractor, or retailer. Make sure you install your products before applying for a rebate.

  4. APPLY FOR YOUR REBATE

    Fill out our online application form and attach your supporting invoice to apply for your rebate. Make sure you apply within 90 days of the final invoice date for your new windows and/or doors. You can also contact us for a paper application.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

  • Your windows and doors must be ENERGY STAR certified and have at least triple pane glass (entry doors with no glass must be ENERGY STAR certified).
  • Your application and invoice is received within 90 days of the final invoice date.
  • Your products are being installed in your or your tenant’s primary residence (commercial and seasonal properties aren’t eligible).
  • Windows and doors must replace existing windows and doors between an unheated space (e.g. outdoors) and a heated space.
  • Rebates are based on the number of qualifying openings in which windows or doors were replaced. Each opening is counted as one window and/or door. For example, a bay window, which may be made up of several window sections, is counted as one qualifying opening.
  • A total of 20 windows and/or doors can be rebated at one property over the lifetime of the Windows and Doors Rebate.

PROJECTS THAT AREN’T ELIGIBLE

  • Unoccupied homes
  • Apartments, vacation rentals, and outbuildings – apartment buildings may be eligible for window and door rebates through our Building Envelope Program
  • Seasonal homes, cottages, and cottage conversions
  • Windows or doors installed in new openings (i.e. not replacing existing windows and/or doors)

For a complete list of eligibility criteria, read the terms and conditions.

Learn more about the Low Carbon Economy Fund.

EVEN MORE HELP IS AVAILABLE

If you’re interested in financing your windows and doors, you can apply for Manitoba Hydro’s Home Energy Efficiency Loan in addition to receiving a rebate from Efficiency Manitoba. Be sure to apply for financing before you start any work, including purchasing products.

You could be eligible for window and door rebates through both the Federal Greener Homes Program and Efficiency Manitoba. As a Federal Greener Homes program participant, you wouldn’t need to have a post-audit completed to apply for our Windows and Doors Rebate.