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Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to Dual Energy

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As part of the government of Quebec’s plan to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century, they are offering incentives to property owners to help them lower their carbon emissions in an affordable manner. This includes grants to purchase and install dual energy heating systems in their homes. To help you navigate this process, the team at Plomberie Chauffage Normand in Montreal has prepared this short step-by-step guide on how to transition from single source natural gas heating to a dual energy furnace.


How to Transition to Dual Energy

There are five steps to take to transition to dual energy. In Montreal, they are easy to navigate when you partner with a friendly and professional plumbing and heating company. You can also call Énergir for directions on how to proceed.


Step 1 Identify Your Current Heating System

Most homeowners in Montreal and elsewhere already know what kind of heating system they have. However, it is important to also identify its state, efficiency, and age. A heating technician can help you with this step if you are unsure about the quality of your heating system, which leads us to step 2.


Step 2:  Contact A Professional & Get a Quote

Discuss with a certified Énergir partner whether you need to replace or add to your existing heating system. If your natural gas furnace is still in good condition, you can add one or more electric heating appliances to create your dual energy system.


Your plumbing and heating expert will give you a quote that includes:

  • the cost of purchasing and installing your dual heating system

  • the amount of grant money to which you may be entitled.


Step 3 Register for Dual-Energy

In order to receive the government grants allocated to help Montrealers and all Quebecers transition to dual-energy, you need to sign a dual-energy contract. This contract will entitle you to the dual-energy rate. Hydro-Québec will make the necessary modifications to the distribution network free of charge. A new dual-energy meter will also be installed. The various administrative steps will be carried out in conjunction with Plomberie Chauffage Normand, who will produce the required documents for you.


Step 4 Installation of your heating system

If you are adding electric systems to an existing natural gas furnace, the team will take care of that.  


Step 5 Ask & Receive

Plomberie Chauffage Normand will provide Energir with all the documents required to obtain the grant for your new dual-energy heating system.


Transition to a dual energy system in Montreal

Call Plomberie Chauffage Normand, a certified Énergir partner in Montreal, for help with navigating the process of transitioning to dual energy and for an excellent choice of dual energy furnaces.



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