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.

LEARN MORE

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Installing a ground source heat pump is one way Manitobans are increasing their comfort and savings all year long.
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ALL ABOUT GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Ground source heat pumps can reduce your heating costs by up to 60% when compared to an electric furnace. For the average home in Manitoba, that translates to annual savings of $900 on your energy bills!
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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.