Apply for a rebate on your home heating system

  • Things to think about if you want to change your home heating system
  • Heat pumps
  • Wood heating systems
  • Oil or propane heating systems

  1. Things to think about if you want to change your home heating system

    It can be difficult to choose a heating system. Each system has different:

    • fuel costs;
    • efficiencies; and
    • fuel-storage requirements.

      
    If you change your heating system, you may have to:

    • replace an oil tank;
    • rent propane tanks;
    • cut and store firewood; or
    • upgrade your electrical panel, or transmission line.

      
    Talk to us about installing a new home heating system.

    • Email energy@yukon.ca or phone 867-393-7063 or, toll-free in the Yukon, 1-800-661-0408 and ask to be transferred.
    • Visit our office at 206A Lowe Street, Whitehorse. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

  2. Heat pumps

    Eligible systems

    • An air-source heat pump listed by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership as "cold climate".
    • A ducted system must have a Region IV (Canada) heating season performance factor (HSPF) equal to, or greater than, 9 and a coefficient of performance (COP) at -15° Celsius equal to, or greater than, 1.75.
    • A non-ducted system,  also known as a minisplit, must have a Region IV (Canada) heating season performance factor (HSPF) equal to or greater than 10 and a coefficient of performance (COP) at -15° Celsius equal to or greater than 1.75. 
    • A ground-source heat pump that's ENERGY STAR® certified.
    • Systems must be installed in an existing home. A residence that is 5 years or older is considered an existing residence.

    Rebate amount

    • 40 per cent of project costs up to a maximum of $8,000.

    Find out if you need to upgrade your electrical system

    1. Get an electrician to confirm if there is sufficient space on your home’s electrical panel and service line to add a heat pump.
    2. Call your utility (ATCO Electric Yukon or Yukon Energy Corporation) to determine if a service upgrade is required.
    3. Get a qualified electrician to complete the installation and get a copy of the electrical inspection report.

    Apply for your rebate

    Apply online

    To apply online, you’ll need to:

    • create an account on the Good Energy rebates website; and
    • add details about your home.

    Apply for your rebate

    Other ways to apply

    1. Complete and sign the application form.
    2. Attach the required documents:
    3. Submit your application to the Energy Branch.
      In person: Climate Change and Energy Solutions Centre at 206A Lowe Street, Whitehorse. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Energy Branch (EMR-206)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
    4. You'll receive a rebate within 12 weeks.


    This Good Energy rebate is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Fund.

    Other rebates available for installing heat pumps

    You can also get a rebate for installing heat pumps in:

    Benefits of heat pumps

    Heat pumps extract heat from outside and push it into a building.

    • Air-source heat pumps extract heat from even very cold air.
    • Ground-source heat pumps extract heat from underground.

    Heat pumps are powered by electricity and use less electricity to heat the same space as electric baseboard heaters.

    This means they:

    • are significantly cheaper to operate;
    • reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and
    • reduce dependence on imported heating fuels.

    Heat pumps are a proven technology that works in the Yukon’s cold climate down to -25° Celsius.

    All heat pumps are paired with electric or conventional back-up heating systems that provide supplemental heating on the coldest days.

    Heat pumps are available in a variety of options and sizes and can be integrated with existing heating systems.

    Learn more about heat pumps from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

    Get low-cost funding for qualifying energy upgrades

    The Better Buildings program offers low-cost funding to homeowners who complete qualifying energy upgrades to residential buildings.

    The funding amount is based on 25 per cent of the property’s assessed value, up to a maximum of $50,000. Homeowners pay back the funding through a local improvement tax.

    Seniors can get additional funding for heating costs

    The Pioneer Utility Grant assists Yukon seniors with the cost of heating their homes regardless of whether they own or rent. Seniors who are living in social housing or getting a rental subsidy are not eligible for the grant. Heating can be oil, electricity, wood, propane or wood pellets.

    Get a loan to upgrade or repair your home

    Yukon Housing Corporation offers a loan for homeowners who upgrade or repair their home. The home repair loan is up to $70,000 and amortized up to 15 years in 5-year terms.

    Canada Greener Homes Grant

    Get additional funding from the Government of Canada. Your new heat pump may qualify under the Canada Greener Home Grant. To qualify, you must:

    When you qualify for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, you may be eligible for a Canada Greener Homes Loan.


  3. Wood heating systems

    Wood is a renewable source of heating in the Yukon.

    Eligibility

    This rebate is for the installation of qualifying home-heating systems in an existing residence. A residence that is 5 years or older is considered an existing residence.

    Eligible wood heating systems include:

    • boilers;
    • cordwood stoves;
    • fireplace inserts;
    • furnaces; and
    • pellet stoves.

    Wood heating systems must:

    • be EPA-listed;
    • meet EPA New Source Performance Standards; or
    • CSA B415.10; and
    • have a maximum particulate matter emission ratings not exceeding:
      • 2.5 grams per hour for cord wood stoves, pellet stoves, and fireplace inserts;
      • 0.1 pounds per 1,000,000 British thermal units for wood boilers; 0.15 pounds per 1,000,000 British thermal units if tested using cord wood; or
      • 0.15 pounds per 1,000,000 British thermal units for wood furnaces.

    Rebate amount

    • $800 for furnaces or boilers (hydronic heaters).
    • $600 for pellet stoves.
    • $300 for cord wood stoves.

    Apply for your rebate

    Apply online

    To apply online, you’ll need to:

    • create an account on the Good Energy rebates website; and
    • add details about your home.

    Apply for your rebate

    Other ways to apply

    1. Complete and sign the application form.
    2. Attach the required documents:
      • approved city or territorial inspection report;
      • itemized receipts with no-balance owing; 
      • itemized invoices noted “paid in full” and initialled by supplier; and
      • ENERGY STAR, CSA or EPA documents.
    3. Submit your application to the Energy Branch.
      In person: Climate Change and Energy Solutions Centre at 206A Lowe Street, Whitehorse. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Energy Branch (EMR-206)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
    4. You'll receive a rebate within 12 weeks.


    This Good Energy rebate is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Fund.

    Get low-cost funding for qualifying energy upgrades

    The Better Buildings program offers low-cost funding to homeowners who complete qualifying energy upgrades to residential buildings.

    The funding amount is based on 25 per cent of the property’s assessed value, up to a maximum of $50,000. Homeowners pay back the funding through a local improvement tax.

    Seniors can get additional funding for heating costs

    The Pioneer Utility Grant assists Yukon seniors with the cost of heating their homes regardless of whether they own or rent. Seniors who are living in social housing or getting a rental subsidy are not eligible for the grant. Heating can be oil, electricity, wood, propane or wood pellets.

    Get a loan to upgrade or repair your home

    Yukon Housing Corporation offers a loan for homeowners who upgrade or repair their home. The home repair loan is up to $70,000 and amortized up to 15 years in 5-year terms.


  4. Oil or propane heating systems

    Condensing furnaces and boilers with high-efficiency blower motors or fans can provide substantial savings.

    Eligibility

    This rebate is for the installation of qualifying home-heating systems in an existing residence. A residence that is 5 years or older is considered an existing residence.

    Furnaces and boilers must be:

    • Equal or greater than 95 per cent annual fuel utilization efficiency; and
    • ENERGY STAR certified.

    Combination systems must be:

    Rebate amount

    $500 for oil or propane furnace and boilers.

    Apply for your rebate

    Note that this rebate is discontinued as of April 1, 2022.

    If you have purchased an eligible product before April 1, 2022, you can apply for the rebate for up to 12 months after the original purchase date. For example, if you purchased an eligible product on October 5, 2021, you have until October 4, 2022, to submit your rebate application. 

    If you purchased the product on or after April 1, 2022, the product is not be eligible for a rebate.

    Apply online

    To apply online, you’ll need to:

    • create an account on the Good Energy rebates website; and
    • add details about your home.

    Apply for your rebate

    Other ways to apply

    1. Complete and sign the application form.
    2. Attach the required documents:
      • approved city or territorial inspection report;
      • itemized receipts with no balance owing;
      • itemized invoices noted “paid in full” and initialled by supplier; and
      • ENERGY STAR, CSA or EPA documents.
    3. Submit your application to the Energy Branch.
      In person: Climate Change and Energy Solutions Centre at 206A Lowe Street, Whitehorse. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Energy Branch (EMR-206)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
    4. You'll receive a rebate within 12 weeks.


    ​This Good Energy rebate is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Fund.

    Get a loan to upgrade or repair your home

    Yukon Housing Corporation offers a loan for homeowners who upgrade or repair their home. The home repair loan is up to $70,000 and amortized up to 15 years in 5-year terms.


Contact 

If you have questions, email energy@yukon.ca or phone 867-393-7063, toll-free in the Yukon, 1-800-661-0408 and ask to be transferred.