1- Ontario Power Authority  HEATING & COOLING
INCENTIVE 2016

Eligibility requirements

The HEATING & COOLING INCENTIVE is available for residents and businesses (with
residential-type systems) in Ontario who have purchased and installed eligible replacement
central heating or cooling equipment through a participating contractor.

You must be a resident of Ontario.
This incentive is for individuals and businesses (with residential-type systems) replacing
their central heating or central air conditioning systems (CAC). Unfortunately, residences
that do not currently have CAC or central heating systems do not qualify for this incentive.

All services (including purchase and installation) must be performed by a participating
contractor of the HEATING & COOLING INCENTIVE program.

Important Installation and Submission Information:
2016 Installations:

Incentives for installations of eligible equipment completed between Jan 1, 2015 and Dec.
31, 2015. Your contractor must enter your online incentive submission by January 8, 2016
and the proof of purchase must be sent in by February 1, 2016.

You will receive a: 

$250 incentive when you have an existing furnace replaced with the purchase and
installation of a high-efficiency furnace equipped with an Electronically Commutated Motor
(ECM).

$250 incentive when you have an existing central air conditioner (CAC) replaced with the
purchase and installation of an ENERGY STAR qualified CAC system (NOTE: ENERGY
STAR qualified criteria = minimum 14.5 SEER and 12 EER).

$400 incentive when you have an existing CAC replaced with the purchase and installation
of a stand-alone CEE "Tier 2" level central air conditioning system (NOTE: "Tier 2" level
qualified criteria = minimum 15 SEER and 12.5 EER).

The Ontario Power Authority does not call consumers to solicit participation in its programs.
No OPA residential programs require door-to-door sales calls or the inspection of any
heating and cooling equipment and the OPA does not charge a fee to participate in any of
its programs. 



2- Enbridge Program Incentives 2016

Enbridge Gas Distribution is proud to offer the Home Energy Conservation Program
in York Region, City of Toronto and other select areas of Durham, Niagara, Ottawa
and Peel. Complete with energy expertise and valuable incentives of up to $2,100 to
qualified homeowners, this program makes it easy and affordable for you to
understand and improve the energy efficiency of your home, lower your energy bills
and lessen your homeís impact on the environment.

Get Started with Enbridge Program Steps

Step 1- Qualification

Before you can participate in the program, review the following points to make sure
you qualify;

A) You must have an active Enbridge Gas Account in good standing; the primary heat
source for the home must be natural gas.

B) You must reside in one of the designated qualifying communities listed here:

York Municipalities
Town of Aurora
Town of East Gwillimbury
Town of Georgina
Township of King
Town of Newmarket
City of Markham
Town of Richmond Hill
City of Vaughan
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Durham Region
Ajax
Pickering
Whitby
Oshawa

City of Toronto (includes the GTA)

Peel Region
Brampton
Mississauga
Ottawa Area
Navan (K4B)
Nepean
Niagara Area
Grimsby
Niagara Falls
St. Catharines

Please Note: Pre-qualification is completed on the phone prior to the Pre-Retrofit
Energy Audit. If insulation or thermal work has already begun, customers are unable
to qualify for the program.
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Step 2 - Pre-Retrofit Energy Audit

An energy audit is an inventory and assessment of your homeís current energy
efficiency. The energy audit will reveal areas where you can make improvements
(called retrofits) to improve your homeís energy efficiency, in turn helping you
conserve energy and save money. You must use one of the Certified Energy Auditors
approved by Enbridge Gas Distribution.

Hereís what to expect:

   1- An energy audit includes an inventory and thorough assessment of your homeís
       current heating, ventilation and cooling equipment and building envelope.

   2- A blower door test will be conducted to determine if your home has air leakage
       which can cause wasted energy, uncomfortable drafts and poor air quality.

   3- Your home will be given an energy score using the Natural Resources Canada
       EnerGuide Rating System - the higher the score the better.

   4- During your energy audit, you will receive recommendations for improvements
      (called retrofits) that can help you maximize your homeís energy efficiency, reduce
       your energy bills and increase home comfort.

   5- Energy audits will be conducted by our programís list of approved CEAs.

   6- Itís best to book your energy audit before for the winter heating season.

REMINDER: To qualify, you must use one of the Enbridge pre-approved Certified
Energy Auditors for your pre and post energy audit.

INCENTIVE: Enbridge will pay an instant $150 of the $350 pre-retrofit energy audit
cost. (HST is not included in this cost.)

Step 3 - Upgrades

Implement a minimum of 2 of the following recommended qualified energy upgrades:

                1- Attic insulation upgrade
                2- Basement wall insulation upgrade
                3- Wall insulation upgrade
                4- Air sealing (minimum 10%)
                5- Window replacement
                6- High efficiency space heating system installation (gas furnace/boiler)
                7- High efficiency water heating system installation (gas)
                8- Drain water heat recovery system installation
                9- Exposed Floor Insulation

The energy auditor will advise which measures will need to be upgraded to achieve
25% annual gas savings in order to qualify of the Enbridge incentive. To help you
offset the cost of the recommended upgrades, be sure to check out the available
incentives offered by Enbridge.

Step 4 - Post-Retrofit Energy Audit

Get your homeís new and improved energy score.
By getting a post-retrofit energy audit, youíll be able to compare your new and
improved energy score against the energy score your home was given prior to
making retrofits. Itíll be proof positive that your energy efficiency upgrades have
made a difference.

POST-RETROFIT INCENTIVE:

A-        $1,600 for achieving 25% - 49% in gas savings*** as per final energy audit

            $500 covering the full energy audit costs, not including HST. An instant rebate    
            of $150 will be applied to the first audit and $350 for the remainder of the audit 
            cost will be reimbursed in the total remaining incentive amount. Total amount
            of incentive to homeowner is $1450.

B-       $2,100 for achieving 50% or above in gas savings*** as per final energy audit
          
           $500 covering the full energy audit costs, not including HST. An instant rebate
           of $150 will be applied to the first audit and $350 for the remainder of the audit
           cost will be reimbursed in the total remaining incentive amount. Total amount of
           incentive to homeowner is $1950.

Please Note: If insulation or thermal work has already begun, customers are unable
to qualify for the program.

***Gas savings are based on approved modeling software
Please Note: If insulation or thermal work has already begun, customers are unable
to qualify for the program.
*If you entered the program because your furnace had to be replaced due to a no
heat circumstance, this will be considered an exception. ĻAssumes that the average
residential household uses 3,064 m≥ per year. 2013 Demand Side Management results
are subject to a Clearance of Accounts proceeding before the Ontario Energy Board.
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