Opt for central heating with electric thermal storage and receive $6,500 in financial assistance from Hydro‑Québec
A winning choice for its financial, technical and environmental benefits
Hydro‑Québec will provide $6,500 of financial assistance for the purchase and installation of a central heating ETS system. This financial assistance covers a good part of the additional cost of installing an ETS system as opposed to a traditional electrical system (excluding fuel tank removal and/or electrical panel modification, if applicable).
If you take the further step of signing up for Rate Flex D, then your overall savings in comparison with a traditional electric system could help you to recoup your investment, typically in a few years.
- Simple, proven technology that’s easy to maintain
- Quieter than a dual‑energy or fuel-oil system
- Can be used with a heat pump
- No overheating in the area where the device is located, despite the high temperature of the thermal mass
- Easy connection to existing ventilation ducts (requires only slightly more space than a standard electric heating system)
A central heating ETS system is 100% electric. Since it replaces equipment that runs on fossil fuels, it protects the environment and reduces your greenhouse gas emissions, as electricity generated in Québec is 99% clean and renewable.
Flex D dynamic pricing: a further advantage
If you choose to install a central heating ETS system, we recommend signing up for Hydro‑Québec’s new dynamic rate, Flex D, which could lead to major savings on your bill.
Outside peak demand events, the price of electricity is below the base rate, which could mean considerable savings for you.
During peak demand events, electricity is billed at a higher rate (50¢/kWh). Since your central heating ETS system automatically turns off its heating elements during these short periods, your overall electricity demand will be greatly reduced.
The rest of the year:
Rate D (the base rate) will apply.