Efficiency Nova Scotia can help the average household save as much as $1200 a year on heating costs – that’s a lot of savings that you can put towards the things that matter most to you and your family.
Efficiency Nova Scotia is a new organization, responsible for developing and administering programs to help Nova Scotians use their energy more wisely.
One of the newest limited-time programs it offers is a rebate program that helps homeowners, like you, reduce your electric heating bill by up to $1200. This can be done by supplementing your electric heat with another heat source or replacing your existing electric heat source altogether. Sound complicated? For the next few months Efficiency Nova Scotia makes it all much easier and more affordable with its Fuel Substitution program.
Through meaningful rebates, you can now afford to switch from electric to wood burning, pellet burning or natural gas heat. These limited-time rebates will help you save on the initial cost of conversion and save on your electricity costs year after year after year. Switching your heating source will help you save money, but it also lowers your green gas emissions. Some people wonder why it is more environmentally friendly to switch from electricity to a fuel source such as burning wood, pellets or gas. Simply put, heating with electricity in Nova Scotia is relatively expensive and dirty because it is primarily produced through burning coal and oil. In addition, there are efficiency losses in transmitting electricity over long distances which makes electric heat decidedly inefficient. Converting from electric heat helps to minimize your personal environmental impact.
If you’re interested in the program, there are a few easy steps:
Step 1: Act now
The program is set to close on December 31, 2011.
Step 2: Price the job
Talk with your heating contractor to get a general idea of the costs. If you are installing a natural gas system you should also contact Heritage Gas early in the process.
Step 3: Apply
To find out if you qualify and for a full breakdown of rebates, visit www.efficiencyns.ca or call one of our program advisors at 1-877-999-6035.
Step 4: Pre-approval
To be eligible for the rebates, you must wait to buy and install the equipment until after you’ve been pre-approved from Efficiency Nova Scotia
Step 5: Rebates
When the conversion is complete, Efficiency Nova Scotia will send you your rebate cheque which helps to offset the cost of new equipment and the removal of old equipment (where applicable).
Due to the increased popularity of the program, the deadline for the program has been extended to Dec. 31, 2011. All pre-approved installations must be completed and documents submitted by that date.
Fuel substitution isn’t the only way to save on your energy bill.
To find other rebates and programs Efficiency Nova Scotia offers to both homeowners and businesses visit www.efficiencyns.ca or “Like” us on Facebook.