AIR EXCHANGER WITH HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATOR (HVR)
RECEIVE UP TO $350
For more than 30 years, the building code has required that new—better insulated—homes be equipped with an air exchanger to ensure proper ventilation and superior air quality. However, there are different models of air exchangers, and only some of them provide heat recovery.
Some air exchangers are equipped with a system that makes it possible to recover and transfer the heat from the outgoing to the incoming air without the two coming in contact. Air exchangers with a heat recovery system (heat recovery ventilators) are a more effective and economical way of ventilating your home, because they retain the heat from the energy used for heating. Since 2012, this type of equipment has been required under Quebec’s Construction Code.
Gazifère provides $350 in financial support for the purchase of an air exchanger equipped with a heat recovery system*.
You can purchase such an exchanger from the heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor of your choice. The following two are authorized agents of Gazifère for natural gas installations:
*The equipment to be installed must be certified by the Home Ventilating Institute. For the list of eligible equipment, go to www.hvi.org.
WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM?
Anyone whose home is on natural gas (Rate 2) and whose current air exchanger is not equipped with a heat recovery system.
Anyone who does not already have a heat exchanger or whose current air exchanger already is equipped with a heat recovery system is not eligible for this program.
HOW DO I DETERMINE WHETHER MY CURRENT AIR EXCHANGER HAS A HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM?
Heat recovery ventilators can’t be easily identified by their physical appearance. However, if your home was built before 2011, your current air exchanger probably does not have a heat recovery system.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?
STEP 1: SEND US YOUR PRE-ADMISSION FORM
In order to receive the financial assistance offered by Gazifère, you will need pre-admission approval before the appliance is installed.
STEP 2: OBTAIN GAZIFÈRE’S APPROVAL
Gazifère will confirm receipt of the pre-admission form within 10 working days. Gazifère processes pre-admissions on a first come, first served basis, and depending on the availability of funds.
STEP 3: ARRANGE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE NEW APPLIANCE
STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
You must include the following two documents:
- The technical data sheet of the appliance
- The invoice for the purchase of the appliance
The invoice must be dated in the current year. The model number of the installed appliance and the date of installation must be indicated. The date of installation must be later than your pre-admission.
Send your documents
by mail to:
c/o Energy Efficiency
706, boulevard Gréber
Gatineau (Québec) J8V 3P8
or by e-mail to:
STEP 5: OBTAIN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Gazifère will review your application. If information is missing, we will contact you promptly.
You will be informed in writing as to whether your application for financial assistance has been approved or turned down. If approved, the amount will be indicated, and a cheque will be mailed to the address provided on the pre-admission form.
*Please note that program terms and conditions and amounts of financial assistance may be changed without notice.