ClearView Plumbing & Heating

May 26, 2009 10:28 ET

ClearView Helps You Take Advantage of Government Incentives for Energy Efficiency

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2009) - ClearView, a Calgary-based HVAC company, is offering cash rebates to encourage homeowners to purchase a new high-efficiency furnace. When combined with federal and provincial incentives, the ClearView rebate brings total potential savings to nearly $1,500.

ClearView has long advised its customers that the best furnace is a high-efficiency model with a variable-speed DC motor. An efficiency rating of 92% or higher converts more of the combusted gas in a furnace to usable energy. Consider older models, which operated at about 60% efficiency - a rating that low meant that 40% of the fuel going into the furnace was wasted. With many newer models achieving up to 97% efficiency, far less fuel is wasted and homeowners save money.

The variable-speed DC motor reduces electricity costs as well. These motors are far more efficient than standard AC motors - most experts agree that a variable-speed DC motor uses less than 1/3 of the energy of a standard motor.

As long-time proponents of high-efficiency furnaces, ClearView technicians have the expertise to assess a home for the proper size of furnace, a critical task that ensures that homeowners get a furnace that will provide the right amount of heat for their home.

The province of Alberta is offering a rebate of up to $500 on high-efficiency furnaces with variable-speed DC motors installed after January 1, 2009. The federal government will refund up to $625, as long as homeowners have an energy audit done first. Under the federal program, retrofits must be completed and assessed by March 31, 2011 or within 18 months of the pre-retrofit home evaluation.

To help homeowners manage all of these costs, ClearView is now offering a $400 rebate to offset the cost of the home energy audit.

For more information on the ClearView rebate and similar programs from the provincial and federal governments, visit,

Contact Information

  • ClearView Plumbing and Heating
    Kyle Lumsden
    (403) 216-8439