Think about installing a hot water heat pump to help you save money and reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. I plan to install one soon.
They’re called “hybrid” domestic hot water heaters because they use both a heat pump and a regular element as required. They are four times as electricity efficient as regular electric hot water heaters, and as efficient as gas, and offset about 600kg of CO2 per year.
The federal Greener Homes Grant offers a $1,000 rebate but Maine offers them for about $500 (the regular price is about $2,600), plus Maine offers them unconnected to any complex home energy audit grant.
Ontario should step up and match Maine’s offer. It’s great to have another way to help the planet.
Frank de Jong, Climate Action Muskoka
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