Alberta Government Rebates
Energy Efficiency Alberta
The Government of Alberta has a series of energy efficiency and solar rebate programs available for residential and commercial use by Energy Efficiency Alberta.
The residential energy efficiency program includes:
Rebates for energy efficient refrigerators, clothes washers and smart thermostats (up to $100)
Rebates for efficient lighting, HVAC and water heating equipment
Furnace with Electrically Commutated Motor (ECM)
The focus of this measure will be to incent Albertans who are in the market for a new furnace to purchase a model equipped with an ECM. Eligibility will be based on a homeowner supplying proof of purchase for an eligible model purchased on or after January, 2018
From February 1, 2018 customers will be able to apply online for $75 rebate on qualified furnaces with ECM that has been purchased on January 15, 2018 or after.
Rebate Process for Customers
Purchase a qualifying model
Complete the online application form on Energy efficiency Alberta's website (available after February 1, 2018)
Upload the receipt as part of the online application process.
What is the new rebate exactly for?
The new rebate is offered by Energy efficiency Alberta on qualifying furnaces with Electrically Commutated Motor (ECM). The focus of this measure is to incent Albertans who are in the market for a new furnace to purchase a model equipped with an ECM. Eligibility will be based on a homeowner supplying proof of purchase for an eligible model purchased on or after January 15, 2018
Can I apply for the rebate to retrofit my existing furnace?
No, rebates are for new furnaces or furnace replacement only and not retrofit of an existing furnace.
Why should I choose a furnace with ECM? How will it help me save energy?
Furnaces with ECM use less electricity compared to those without as the blower motor that forces the air through your home is variable speed and uses less energy to keep your home at its set point. The M in ECM refers to the motor that drives the furnace fan and helps to save energy.
How much is the rebate on qualified furnace with ECM?
The rebate is $75 per furnace with ECM.
What is the purchase limit?
A limit of 2 furnaces with ECM can be qualified for rebate under the program, per household for the life of the program.
How do I know which furnaces are qualified for rebate?
A list of qualified furnaces with ECM can be found on EEA website (Available starting February 1, 2018). This list has been compiled by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada based on data from manufacturers acting on a voluntary basis.
I purchased a qualifying product before the program launched. Am I able to get the rebate?
If you have purchased a qualified furnaces with ECM on January 15, 2018 or after, you are eligible to apply for the $75 rebate.
How do I apply for my rebate?
If you have purchased a qualifying model you need to complete the online application form on Energy efficiency Alberta's website (available February 1, 2018). The receipt showing the qualifying model will need to be uploaded as part of the online application process.