The Québec government and the Transition énergétique Québec offer programs and subsidies to help households reduce their energy consumption.
The Éconologis program allows low-income households to take advantage of free individualized advice and even to have electronic thermostats installed free of charge. This program is offered by the Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques, which Hydro-Québec partners with.
Replace your old fridge with a new model
From October 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019, Hydro-Québec is enhancing the measures offered under the Éconologis program by offering eligible low-income households the possibility of replacing their old fridge with a new ENERGY STAR® certified appliance free of charge. Participants will also receive a notepad containing energy efficiency advice and a brief presentation of the My Consumption Profile tool, which they can use to track their electricity use.
Eligibility criteria regarding the enhanced measures*
As a participant, you must:
- own your old fridge
- not have participated in the previous refrigerator replacement for low-income households program
The fridge to be replaced must:
- have been manufactured before 2001
- be the low-income household's main fridge
- be installed in the household's main kitchen
- have a capacity of 10–25 cu. ft.
- be plugged in and running
- be easy to remove (the removal process must not cause any damage)
- be located at the address where the new fridge will be delivered
*Note : Only eligible participants of the Éconologis program can take advantage of these enhanced measures.
The Rénoclimat® program created by the Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques provides support for renovation projects to help maximize your savings. Certified advisors are available to assess your home’s energy efficiency and conduct a blower door test to quantify any air leaks. Based on the results, the advisor will give your home an energy rating and suggest retrofits to improve its efficiency.
The Novoclimat program established by the Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques promotes the construction of homes that are very energy efficient, meeting precise construction requirements. A house that earns Novoclimat certification will enable its occupants to save 20% on energy costs in relation to a standard dwelling that complies with the Québec Construction Code. It will also provide greater comfort and improved indoor air quality.
Financial assistance is offered to the first owner of a new Novoclimat home. To learn more about Novoclimat, visit the program’s Web site.
This temporary tax credit was introduced to encourage individuals to carry out eco-friendly home renovations that are known to have a positive impact on the home’s energy consumption or on the environment.
The period of eligibility for the RénoVert tax credit has been extended to March 31, 2019, for all recognized work other than the construction, renovation, modification or rebuilding of a system for the discharge, collection and disposal of waste water, toilet effluents or grey water in accordance with the requirements set out in the Regulation respecting waste water disposal systems for isolated dwellings. As of April 1, 2017, such work will be covered by the new refundable tax credit for the upgrading of residential waste water treatment systems.