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Energy Finance Plan

Energy Finance Plan from Manitoba Hydro

Pinnacle HVAC is a registered program contractor. We will work with you to determine eligibility and financing. We will recommend the best options for you and your home, and help you fill out the loan applications if needed.

Visit Manitoba Hydro’s Energy Finance page for more information.

Financing information

The Energy Finance Plan is a convenient on-bill financing for upgrades to gas and electrical systems. It is available to Manitoba Hydro residential, commercial, farm, and seasonal customers.

  • You can finance up to $5,000.00 per residence.
  • The maximum term is 5 years.
  • The annual interest rate is currently 6.75% (O.A.C.).
  • The minimum monthly payment is $15.
  • The minimum amount that can be financed is $500.
  • Monthly instalments will be applied to your energy bill. Repayment of the loan is the responsibility of the homeowner and not the tenant.
  • Additional or complete payments may be made after 6 months from the first finance charge on your account. A $20 administration fee will apply for complete payments prior to 6 months.
  • The loan becomes due and payable when the house is sold. The loan is not transferable.
  • The cost of one upgrade cannot be split between two Energy Finance Plan Agreements or between financing programs.

Eligibility

  • You must be the owner of the property in which energy improvements are made and have an active Manitoba Hydro account in good standing.
  • If the upgrade is for a seasonal property that is on seasonal billing, you must be changed to monthly billing to be eligible for the Energy Finance Plan.

Qualifying upgrades

The loan covers the following qualifying upgrades:

  • upgrades to electrical service entrance and panel board equipment;
  • wiring circuits and associated equipment;
  • natural gas piping, venting, delivery, permit costs, and taxes;
  • central air conditioning systems (must have a minimum seasonal energy efficient ratio [SEER] of 13.0);
  • electric/conventional natural gas water heaters (electric must meet CSA C-191 standard);
  • chimney liner in conjunction with a qualifying water heater.
  • electric and natural gas furnaces/boilers for seasonal, farm, and commercial customers;
  • combination heating systems;
  • unit heaters (natural convection, forced air, or forced air infrared);
  • direct vent natural gas fireplaces (built-in and free-standing);
  • security lighting and fixtures when undertaking electrical and energy improvement work;
  • gas pool heaters;
  • permanently installed electronic air cleaners (the use of any plug-in type of power adapter is not allowed);
  • permanently installed humidifiers (hard-wired);
  • permanently installed dehumidifiers (hard-wired);
  • permanently installed air purifiers (hard-wired);
  • furnace UV lights;
  • ERVs not rated to −25°C;
  • air source heat pumps for natural gas heated properties;
  • radon mitigation (through a C-NRPP certified contractor).