Opt for the purchase and installation of an electric thermal storage heating system combined with a central heat pump and receive $22,000 in financial assistance from Hydro‑Québec

Note:

Learn more about the LogisVert Efficient Homes Program if you wish to have an electric thermal storage system installed. For more information, contact one of the List of Steffes authorized installers [PDF 145 kB].

A winning choice for its financial, technical and environmental benefits

Hydro‑Québec will provide $15,000 of financial assistance for the purchase and installation of a central heating ETS system. This financial assistance should cover the additional cost of installing an ETS system as opposed to a regular system.

Receive an additional $7,000 financial assistance if you install an efficient heat pump at the same time as an Electric Thermal Storage system.

In addition, if you take the further step of signing up for Rate Flex D, the registration period for which is from April 1 to November 20 each year, then you could save approximately $200 to $300, if not more, every year on your electricity bill in comparison with the base rate (Rate D).

  • Simple, proven technology that’s easy to maintain
  • Similar noise level compared with 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

A central heating ETS system is 100% electric. If 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.

Rate Flex D: a further advantage

If you choose to install a central heating ETS system, we recommend signing up for Rate Flex D, the registration period for which is from April 1 to November 20 each year. You could save $200 to $300, if not more, every year on your electricity bill in comparison with the base rate (Rate D). If combined with a central heat pump, your savings could be even higher.

During winter:

Outside peak demand events, the price of electricity is below the base rate, which could mean considerable savings for you. This low rate applies to over 96% of the total hours in winter.

During peak demand events, which account for less than 4% of the total hours in winter, electricity is billed at a higher rate (53.526¢/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.

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