Home Efficiency Assessments

How do you think your home could be more energy efficient? 

A Home Energy Assessment is the first step in our Clean Energy Financing program and shows you what changes would help you save money on your energy bills. 

Learn more:  https://cleanenergyfinancing.ca/home-energy-assessment-guide/

Homeowners in the District of Digby can get low-interest financing for home energy upgrades like heat pumps, insulation and solar through our Clean Energy Financing program.

Find out how you can start saving at:     https://cleanenergyfinancing.ca/digby/

Energy Rebates

To be eligible for any of the rebates below a home energy assessment (HEA) is needed and for our GHG rebate the homeowner must be in the CEF program. The heat pump installed must be on the list of units that meet the Greener Homes requirements and the HEA requirements to be eligible for those two rebates.

Canada Greener Homes Grant: up to a maximum of $5,000 depending on the type of system installed Canada Greener Homes Grant


 Efficiency Nova Scotia Home Energy Assessment (HEA) rebate: $300 per refrigeration ton for mini-split heat pumps and $500 per ton for centrally ducted ones. 1 refrigeration ton = 12,000 Btu. “Heat pump rebates are pro-rated, based on the ton. For example, if you install an eligible 18,000 btu ductless
mini-split heat pump, (18,000 btu = 1.5 tons) you would receive $450 in rebates ($300/ton x 1.5 tons = $450)”  Efficiency Nova Scotia


 Clean Foundation – Clean Energy Financing GHG rebate: up to $2,000 based on $1000 per tonne of CO2e/y offset. Capped at the lesser of a maximum of $2000 or 100% of the total costs of the upgrades.   Clean Foundation


Housing Nova Scotia has a variety of programs, but I am not sure if any assist with heat pumps. Information for the office serving your area is below.

Western Region
Serving the communities of Kings County, Annapolis County, Digby County, Yarmouth County, Shelburne County, Queens County, Lunenburg County
101 Magee Drive
Box 1000, Middleton, NS B0S 1P0
Switchboard: (902) 825-3481
Toll-free: 1-844-424-5110
Fax: (902) 825-6560