Canada Greener Homes Grant

Claim up to $10,600 with the Canada Greener Homes Grant!

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a federal government initiative (specifically, Natural Resources Canada) aimed at helping homeowners make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes, including their HVAC systems like heat pumps and tankless water heaters. By providing financial incentives, the program encourages Canadians to reduce their carbon footprint, lower energy consumption, and save money on utility bills. 

Let’s take a closer look at the various HVAC upgrades eligible for the grant, the eligibility criteria, and the step-by-step process to take advantage of the benefits of the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

  • Up to $6500 on qualifying Air Source Heat Pump and Furnace/Air Handler Combinations
  • $2500-$5000 on qualifying Ductless Heat Pumps (min 2 heads)
  • Up to $1300 on qualifying Hybrid Hot Water Tanks
  • Up to $600 reimbursement for EnerGuide home evaluations

What HVAC Upgrades Can You Make?

Under the Canada Greener Homes Grant, Canadian homeowners can make several energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits to be eligible for the Greener Homes program. These eligible retrofits can include:

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  1. Heat Pump Installation: Heat pumps are a great way to save energy while maintaining a comfortable home environment. Installing an air-source heat pump or a ground-source heat pump can provide both heating and cooling while consuming less energy (and saving more on your energy bill) than traditional HVAC systems.
  2. Smart Thermostat Installation: Upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat allows homeowners to optimize temperature settings, resulting in energy savings and improved comfort.
  3. Hybrid Water Heater Installation: Replacing an old water heater with a high-efficiency model can significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

How To Become Eligible For The Grant?

To become eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, homeowners must meet certain criteria. The primary eligibility requirements include:

  1. Be a Canadian homeowner (including landlords) of a primary residence.
  2. Conduct a pre- and post-retrofit home energy evaluation by a licensed energy advisor.
  3. Complete at least one retrofit upgrade recommendation identified in the energy evaluation.
  4. Ensure all renovations and upgrades are completed by a qualified contractor.

How Does The Canada Greener Homes Grant Work?

1. Register Through Enbridge

To begin the process, homeowners must register through the Enbridge Home Energy Retrofit (HER+) program, which serves as the entry point for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. The HER+ program connects homeowners with licensed energy advisors who conduct the pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations. The EnerGuide evaluation is done in order to help you learn about your home’s current energy performance, and will assist you in making the best-informed decisions on what retrofits you can qualify for.

2. Apply For Greener Homes Loan (Optional)

Loan Amount: $5,000 – $40,000

Repayment term: 10 years, interest-free

Loan Type: Unsecured personal loan on approved credit


  • You must be eligible for and apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant process
  • You must be a Canadian homeowner, and your home must be your primary residence
  • You have completed a pre-retrofit evaluation of your home dated April 1, 2020, or later
  • You have a good credit history and aren’t under:
    • a consumer proposal
    • an orderly payment of debt program
    • a bankruptcy or equivalent insolvency proceeding
    • For more information, visit the Canada Greener Homes Loan website

Important to know:

This loan does not apply to the following work:

  • work that you’ve already started or completed
  • retrofits that haven’t been recommended by an energy advisor
  • retrofits that are not eligible for a Canada Greener Homes Grant
  • retrofits that aren’t included in your application

To submit a form, log in to your Canada Greener Homes Grant account, and click the button to access the loan portal. To submit your application, you will have to upload documentation to the loan portal, such as:

  • your property tax statement
  • your driver’s licence or other government-issued ID, together with a utility bill
  • a confirmation of income and employment (for example, a job letter or a T4 slip)
  • your quotes from contractors

3. Book Pre-Retrofit Evaluation

After registering through the HER+ program, homeowners need to book a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation with a licensed energy advisor. This evaluation involves a thorough assessment of your home’s energy efficiency, including the HVAC system.

4. Complete Home Improvements With Husky

Upon receiving the EnerGuide evaluation report, homeowners can proceed with retrofitting their homes, including HVAC upgrades. Husky is an approved service organization and can assist homeowners in completing the required improvements.

5. Book Post-Retrofit EnerGuide Evaluation

After completing the retrofit upgrades, homeowners must schedule a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation with their energy advisor in order to get a renovation upgrade report. This is to verify that the recommended improvements have been implemented correctly and have resulted in energy efficiency gains.

6. Apply For Grant Money

Following the successful completion of the post-retrofit evaluation, homeowners can apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. The grant amount depends on the number and type of retrofits undertaken, with a maximum grant of up to $10,600 in rebates.

Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant with Husky

The Canada Greener Homes Grant offers Canadian homeowners a valuable opportunity to make energy-efficient HVAC upgrades while reducing their environmental impact, as well as saving on energy costs. By following the step-by-step process, homeowners can access financial incentives, the interest-free Canada Greener Homes Loan, and professional guidance to make their homes more energy-efficient, comfortable, and sustainable. 

Taking advantage of the Canada Greener Homes Grant with Husky not only benefits individual homeowners but also contributes to Canada’s efforts in fighting climate change and building a sustainable future.