Welcome to the Switch West Hants Program!

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR, ABRAHAM ZEBIAN

West Hants Regional Municipality has partnered with SwitchPACE CIC to help INSPIRE the community and bring energy efficient renovations to our community. Whether you are looking to install solar panels, switch to a heat pump, or insulate your home, we will be there to help guide you along every step of the way. Through the Switch Program, we are helping our communities save money and energy, while working toward a sustainable future.

Connect with a Program Advisor to learn more!

 

Program Summary

The Switch West Hants Program was created to make completing a home energy upgrade as easy and financially viable as it can be. Program participants will have access to a personal “Energy concierge” who’s job is to make the complicated energy upgrade process simple. Your Energy Concierge will assist with all facets of the upgrade process, acting as the homeowners guide and advocate to complete their desired upgrade with maximum savings.

Alongside the Energy Concierge, the Switch West Hants Program also offers financing to remove barriers to entry. Often-times the upfront dollars to complete an energy upgrade are impossible for homeowners to overcome. That’s why the program will pay your contractor upfront with homeowners paying the program back with small monthly payments over 10 years. The program financing was designed to have your monthly savings from your upgrade exceed the monthly loan payments; saving money and increasing home efficiency and comfort.

Why should you participate in the Switch West Hants program

We make it simple…

  • Easy access to technical advice
  • No upfront costs on installed equipment
  • Fixed interest financing that can also act as bridge financing for a 0% Federal Greener Homes Loan
  • Savings designed to exceed payments
  • Help to access all eligible provincial and federal rebates
  • Improve the value and comfort of your home
  • Help finding approved local contractors in your area

How do I participate?

  1. Contact us for advice +1 (902) 334-4100 or [email protected]
  2. We can help you get quotes from local contractors and a Home Energy Assessment
  3. When you have a quote from your contractor and are ready to go, send it to us and we will draft a Participation Agreement for you to sign
  4. We authorize the contractor to proceed
  5. We pay the contractor once you’re happy with the work
  6. Start your payments and start saving
  7. We will collect any rebates you are eligible for

Frequently asked questions

Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Eligible Projects

The Switch West Hants Program will support almost any project that saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

These projects not only reduce your GHG emissions but also improve your ability to adapt to climate change.

Here are some examples below:

AIR-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS

HEAT PUMP POOL HEATERS

HEAT PUMP DOMESTIC WATER HEATERS

SOLAR

INSULATION AND AIR SEALING

EXTERIOR WINDOWS

EXTERIOR DOORS

SMART THERMOSTATS

Financing

Have your project pay for itself through energy savings!

The Switch Program was designed to have your monthly savings exceed monthly payments.

If you would like to receive an estimate quote for your desired upgrade, please call the program to speak to your Energy Concierge.

Key Financing Terms

  • Financing through your property, not personal credit
  • Fixed interest rate!
  • 10 year terms
  • One time 5%+HST project and loan administration fee
  • Early, partial or full repayments accepted
  • Finance up to $40,000 or 25% of your property value (whichever is less)
  • Low monthly payments with typical savings that will exceed payments

Combine With Other Incentives

  • We’ll ensure you take advantage of all existing incentives!
  • Use your Switch West Hants loan to act as bridge financing to the 0% Federal Greener Homes Loan!
Call for Contractors!

Are you a local contractor/supplier and want to know more about the program and grow your business?

Express interest and get invited to our next industry engagement session or give us a call.

Talk to our team at 902-334-4100 or send an email to: [email protected]

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