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Feds to release grant for switching to heat pumps

By Jakob Postlewaite Nov 21, 2022 | 1:35 PM

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Canadians are getting some help to switch from home heating oil to heat pumps.

The Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Grant will provide up to $5,000 to cover costs like the purchase and installation of a heat pump and the electrical upgrades needed for the removal of an oil tank.

MP Sean Fraser made the announcement today in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, and says while it’s a national fund, the focus is on Atlantic Canadians.

“Because there’s a disproportionate usage of home heating oil in the Atlantic provinces, there will be a higher relative contribution to Atlantic Canadian households through this latest fund.”

The fund will be available for low-end to moderate-income households and will be available sometime early next year.

“It’s the latest program designed to help make life more affordable,” says Fraser.


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