Residential and Commercial Rebates

Last week we wrote about 8 signs you need a new furnace, this week we want to add onto that. Until November 30th, 2019 SaskEnergy has a $650 rebate for residential furnaces, commercial boiler rebates worth up to $40 200, and rebates for commercial HVAC systems. All incentives and rebates can only be obtained through participating SaskEnergy Network Members, like Action Plumbing and Heating.

SaskEnergy Network Members are independent retailers and contractors in your community -- working with SaskEnergy to give you easier access to the benefits of natural gas.

In addition to providing you with the most up-to-date natural gas information and technology, SaskEnergy Network Members offer a number of programs and services, including:

Heating equipment annual maintenance service

Appliance sales and installation

Convenient in-store financing (oac)

AIR MILES® reward miles

Residential Furnace Rebate

Get a $650 rebate when you replace an existing furnace with a qualifying high-efficiency natural gas furnace.

Furnace must be a minimum 97% AFUE modulating furnace with an Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM).

Program available through participating SaskEnergy Network Members only.

Program available for residential home-heating only.

$325 rebate for a second natural gas furnace.

Commercial Boiler Rebates

The Commercial Boiler Program is designed to encourage the use of high-efficiency natural gas hydronic space-heating systems in commercial new construction and retrofits. Available through SaskEnergy Commercial Network Members located across Saskatchewan, the program provides incentives to help offset the incremental price of a high efficiency natural gas condensing boiler over the purchase price of a standard-efficiency boiler. Incentives are based upon space-heating, ventilating, domestic hot water load and type of equipment installed. To qualify for the program, a boiler plant must have an input rating of 400,000 BTU or higher. Contact a SaskEnergy Commercial Network Member to determine if you are eligible for the Commercial Boiler Program.

This offer is funded by SaskEnergy and is available from December 1, 2017 until November 30, 2019.

Note: This program does not apply to buildings that are directly or indirectly, owned or operated by or receive their primary funding from, the Province of Saskatchewan (e.g. hospitals, schools, government departments and ministries and Crown Corporations).


For all participants, the incentive is applied to help offset the incremental price of a natural gas condensing boiler over the purchase price of a standard-efficiency boiler. Purchase price incentives are based upon the installed BTU input of the qualifying equipment. They will be calculated as follows:

Incentives for condensing boilers will be calculated as follows:

$10 per 1,000 BTU/hr for the first 600,000 BTU/hr

$3 per 1,000 BTU/hr above 600,000 BTU/hr

Maximum eligible incentive is $40,200.

Incentives for near condensing boilers will only be offered if used in a hybrid system with at least one condensing boiler. In this case, near condensing boilers are eligible for the following incentive:

$3 per 1,000 BTU/hr.

In addition, leasing is available, OAC, from your SaskEnergy Commercial Network Member to cover the remaining costs associated with the equipment, engineering and installation.

Commercial Boiler Program Benefits

Ongoing savings of up to 40%

Operating savings from lower natural gas expenditures.

Greater potential savings if boilers are also used for domestic hot water heating.

Higher performance

Improved operating efficiency through correct boiler sizing

Improved reliability if a modular boiler system with multiple boilers is used.

Space efficiency and comfort

Requirement for less space in mechanical rooms.

Opportunity to increase comfort, and reduce building maintenance and operating costs.

Increased marketability

Improved efficiency enhances the value of your business investment.

Increased value to your development.

Competitive advantage over other projects.

Environmental benefits

Fewer greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

Responsible use of a clean burning natural resource.

Commercial HVAC Rebates

Eligible Equipment

Furnaces under the Program must be:

ENERGY STAR® qualified high efficiency natural gas furnace - 95% AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) with a brushless DC motor identified on the

Boilers under the Program must be:

High efficiency natural gas condensing boiler - 90%+ AFUE.

Less than 400,000 Btu/hr.

Be listed as an Eligible Boiler

Rooftop units under the Program must:

Not exceed 20 tons.

Provide at least two stages of natural gas heating.

Provide at least SEER 15 cooling for units up to and including 5 tons.

Provide at least EER 12 cooling for units larger than 5 tons.

Be installed with an economizer.

Be listed as an eligible rooftop unit.

Infrared radiant heaters under the Program must:

Use natural gas.

Have a minimum infrared radiant heater input rating of 40,000 Btu/hr.

Less than 300,000 Btu/hr.

Be used in an indoor space heating application only (outdoor patio heaters do not qualify).

Eligible pumps under the Program must:

Utilize Variable Speed ECM pump technology and automatically vary output to heating requirements

Be installed in a continuous yet variable flow application with the primary function being distribution of space heating for the building. (Redundant, staged, domestic hot water or on/off pump applications do not qualify).

Be listed as an eligible pump.


Furnace incentives are calculated as follows:

$650 for each eligible furnace in the replacement market.

$300 for each eligible furnace in new construction.

Boiler incentives will be calculated as follows:

$10 per MBH (1000 Btu/hr) of the total boiler plant input. Note: A boiler plant can be made up of 1 or more boilers.

Rooftop unit incentives will be calculated as follows:

$500 for each eligible rooftop unit, plus $100 per ton.

Infrared radiant heater incentives will be calculated as follows:

$300 for each eligible infrared radiant heater for units 40,000 to 99,999 Btu/hr.

$500 for each eligible infrared radiant heater for units 100,000 to 299,999 Btu/hr.

Eligible pump incentives will be calculated as follows:

$250 per Variable Speed ECM Pump (>=0.15HP and <0.6HP)

$500 per Variable Speed ECM Pump (>=0.6HP and <1.0HP)

$750 per Variable Speed ECM Pump (>=1.0HP and <=2.0HP)


Commercial Network Members offer leasing services for the purchase and installation of commercial heating & cooling equipment. The increase in efficiency can provide enough savings to offset a good portion of the lease payments, making this an attractive option for many businesses. As well, leasing allows you to use your capital budget for other improvements.

We have the quick facts about the three rebates here, please click the link (above) for the rebate that suits you for complete information.

Action Plumbing and Heating is happy to be your Saskatoon plumber or HVAC expert to help you install your rebated units and help you navigate the rebates themselves. Please read the inks above or call us at 306-244-8248 to learn how you can take advantage of these rebates today.