Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) offer an efficient solution for electrically heating and cooling your home. By extracting heat from outdoor air to warm up homes using minimal energy, they can reduce electric heating costs by up to 30%. In the summer, they reverse the process by pushing warm air outside to cool homes. This eco-friendly and energy-efficient technology makes ASHPs a practical choice for heating and cooling.
Contact a Green Think Energy Advisor to come to your home and calculate your home’s current energy rating (annual energy consumption), expressed in gigajoules (GJ). In addition to your home’s current rating, your Renovation Upgrade Report will show your house’s rating if it were built to new house standards and the potential rating for your home once all recommended upgrades are completed.
Send Efficiency Manitoba your EnerGuide evaluation documents and your planned retrofit project. You must apply before you or your contractor start the work. To apply online, you must upload your Homeowner Information Sheet (HOIS) and Renovation Upgrade Report
(RUR). You will also need your Manitoba Hydro account number.
Once your project is complete, the Green Think Energy Advisor will return to perform a post-retrofit evaluation and determine your new rating. The energy advisor will provide an EnerGuide label with your new rating and a Homeowner Information Sheet.
Send Efficiency Manitoba your final documents, and they’ll give you a rebate based on the total energy savings of your retrofit project.
Efficiency Manitoba accepts up to three working full-sized fridges and/or freezers per household and will pay you $30 for each qualifying fridge and/or freezer Efficiency Manitoba collects.
Efficiency Manitoba can accept your working dehumidifier, window air conditioner, undersized (bar-sized) fridge, and/or undersized freezer when you recycle an eligible full-sized fridge and/or freezer. These appliances are not eligible for a rebate, but Efficiency Manitoba will collect and recycle them for free!
To be eligible for this rebate, your appliance must be at least 20 years old and a minimum of 10 cubic feet in size. It must also be in working order and able to cool.
To help Manitobans finance their home upgrades and retrofits, Manitoba Hydro has partnered with Efficiency Manitoba to create the Home Energy Efficiency Loan and Energy Finance Plan.
The Home Energy Efficiency Loan (HEEL) is a convenient and affordable financing option if you want to make energy efficiency upgrades to your home. The monthly payment is added to your energy bill; no down payment is required.
Take advantage of a low-interest rate and flexible repayment schedule. With a maximum of five years for repayment for most products, some qualifying products can have a higher repayment period of up to fifteen years.
The Energy Finance Plan is convenient on-bill financing for upgrades to gas and electrical systems. It is available to Manitoba Hydro residential, small commercial, farm, and seasonal customers.