A heat pump is an efficient electrical device that cools and heats your home. The right model will regulate the temperature year-round and help you achieve substantial savings on your electricity bill!
The right model will regulate the temperature, no matter the season, and help you achieve substantial savings on your electricity bill!
Opt for an efficient heat pump and get financial assistance from Hydro‑Québec
When it comes to heating your home in winter, a heat pump can be up to three times more efficient than baseboards, since it absorbs the heat from the outdoor air and sends it into the house. Even in temperatures as low as −20°C, a low temperature heat pump (or cold climate heat pump) provides a good amount of heat to meet home’s heating needs. It’s an excellent way to save on your electricity bill.
To maximize its performance, make sure the new heat pump is the right size. Don’t forget to also make sure the heat pump meets the eligibility criteria of the Efficient Heat Pump Program to benefit from financial assistance from Hydro‑Québec.
New since February 15, 2021 – Efficient Heat Pump Program
As part of its commitment to the energy transition, Hydro‑Québec is now administering the heat pump component of the Chauffez vert program of the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec.
The financial assistance provided for the installation of an eligible heat pump will now be granted by Hydro‑Québec.
Heat pump installation is part of the Québec government’s green economy initiative, the Plan pour une économie verte 2030.
Choosing an installer
To be eligible for the program, the heat pump must be installed by a qualified contractor.
You must therefore opt for a model from the list of eligible heat pumps [PDF 8.5 MB] and an installer that holds a licence from the Régie du bâtiment du Québec in the category and subcategory of the work you want to have carried out. The following conditions must also be met:
- Electrical contractors must hold a licence with subcategory 16 issued by the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec (CMEQ).
- Plumbing and heating contractors must hold a licence issued by the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ) that includes:
- subcategories 15.1 or 15.7 or 15.8 AND 15.9 or 15.10 for wall-mounted heat pumps;
- subcategories 15.1 AND 15.9 or 15.10 for central heat pumps.
Here are a few links to guide you:
- Before Purchasing Heating or Air Conditioning Systems (Office de la protection du consommateur)
- Before Hiring a Renovation Contractor (Office de la protection du consommateur)
- Licence holders' repertory (Régie du bâtiment du Québec)
Protect yourself from fraud!
Hydro‑Québec never conducts any solicitation by telephone or door-to-door. If an individual or company offers a heat pump service on behalf of Hydro-Québec that you did not seek, it is likely a fraud.
If you believe you are a victim of fraudulent solicitation: