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Cool Savings Rebate – Terms and Conditions

COOL SAVINGS REBATE PROGRAM 2010 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

You, the Consumer, must review and agree to these terms and conditions before you purchase and install your programmable thermostat, your ECM-equipped furnace or your ENERGY STAR® qualified CAC System.

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the COOL SAVINGS REBATE PROGRAM 2010 (the Program):

  • You must be a resident of Ontario and the owner of the property. 

To be eligible for the programmable thermostat rebate:

  • you do not have a programmable thermostat,
  • the new programmable thermostat must be purchased from and installed by a participating contractor who is registered in the Program (hereinafter referred to as a Participating Contractor)
  • you must purchase the programmable thermostat and have it installed between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010
  • your rebate application must be post-marked no later than February 1, 2011

To be eligible for the furnace replacement rebate:

  • you must replace your existing furnace (including propane furnaces, air handlers, and oil furnaces) with a mid or high efficiency furnace or air handler with a fully variable speed electronically commutated motor (ECM)
  • the furnace you purchase must be listed on the ECM Eligibility List compiled by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), which ECM Eligibility List is available to your Participating Contractor  
  • you must purchase the furnace from and have it installed by a Participating Contractor between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010, and
  • your rebate application must be post-marked no later than February 1, 2011

To be eligible for the ENERGY STAR® qualified (or higher) central air conditioning system (CAC System) replacement rebate:

  • the Central Air Conditioning (“CAC”) System you purchase and install must meet the minimum requirements set out in the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (“AHRI”) product directory, which directory is available to your Participating Contractor.  It is the responsibility of the CAC System manufacturer to ensure that their product appears on this list,
  • for a CAC System replacement rebate of $250, you must replace your existing CAC System with an ENERGY STAR® qualified CAC system, heat pump or ductless split system that has at least a 14.5 SEER (“Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio”) and 12 EER (“Energy Efficiency Ratio”)
  • for a CAC System replacement rebate of $400,  you must replace your existing CAC System with a Tier II level CAC System that has at least 15 SEER and 12.5 EER
  • you must purchase the CAC System from and have it installed by a Participating Contractor between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010, and
  • your rebate application must be post-marked no later than February 1, 2011.

Furnaces, CAC systems or programmable thermostats that meet the above requirements are hereinafter referred to as “Eligible Products”. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONFIRMING THAT THE EQUIPMENT YOU PURCHASE FOR INSTALLATION MEETS THE ELIGIBLE PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS.

  • Your building has fewer than six self-contained residential units, and is zoned residential.   
  • The Eligible Product must be installed at an Ontario address for your end use in your home.  Dealers and distributors are not eligible for this Program.
  • By applying for a COOL SAVINGS REBATE program, you represent and warrant that you have met the above Eligibility Requirements.

 

No OPA or HRAI Endorsement

You agree that you have independently selected your Participating Contractor and have done all things you think appropriate to assess your Participating Contractor’s suitability and qualifications.   You have properly contracted for the services and products required, including where appropriate, seeking legal advice.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE OPA AND HRAI MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE PROGRAM, NOR DO THEY ENDORSE ANY PARTICIPATING CONTRACTORS PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM AND MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES AS TO, AND ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, THE CONDUCT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF, OR PROVIDED BY, OR DAMAGES, LOSSES, CLAIMS OR LIABILITIES ARISING AS A RESULT OF SUCH PARTICIPATING CONTRACTORS OR OTHERWISE.

ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE PARTICULAR OR OTHERWISE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.

 

Submission Information

Your Participating Contractor will fill out your rebate application on-line or in paper copy.  If on-line, you will receive an e-mail asking you to review the information and confirm that it is correct.   If in paper copy, your Participating Contractor will provide you with the form and ask you confirm that it is true and mail it to the OPA to the address below. 

Please verify the information carefully.  You may change only your contact details. Any other information (including Consumer names) can be changed only by contacting the OPA or HRAI.

Whether your rebate application is submitted on-line or by mail, you must also mail in a copy of your proof of purchase (invoice) showing the Eligible Product (including model and serial numbers, where applicable), ARI (Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute) reference number, Participating Contractor name and registration number, date of installation, Ontario address at which the installation was performed, and the purchase price, all of which must be clearly legible to be valid.  If you submit your rebate application by mail, you should submit your proof of purchase in the same envelope.

You should keep their original invoice(s) in case you need warranty service. Documentation will not be returned.

Paper rebate submissions and copies of proofs of purchase must be sent to:

2010 Cool Savings Rebate Initiative
PO Box 10610
Winona, ON L8E 9Z9

By applying for a COOL SAVINGS rebate, you represent and warrant to the OPA that:

  • you bona fide purchased the Eligible Product for installation at the price stated on the proof of purchase for end-use in your home
  • you have submitted only one rebate submission for the Eligible Product
  • you comply with all of the terms and conditions of participation in the Program, and
  • all information contained in your rebate submission is complete, true and accurate

You are responsible for ensuring that your rebate submission is post-marked no later than February 1, 2011. No rebate submissions received after that time will be accepted. The OPA and HRAI are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected rebate submissions.

 

Rebate Payment

The COOL SAVINGS rebates will be issued in the form of a cheque payable in Canadian funds to the consumer(s) named in the rebate application and mailed to the residential address stated therein.  Rebate cheques must be cashed within 60 days of issuance. PLEASE ALLOW 4-8 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY from the date you submit your proof of purchase. 

 

Privacy

By applying for a COOL SAVINGS REBATE, you also acknowledge that you are submitting your information to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), and that the OPA, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), and their service providers will use your personal information to administer the COOL SAVINGS REBATE program.  This includes completing your product installation, processing your refund, contacting you for evaluation and follow-ups, and program reporting for the COOL SAVINGS REBATE program.  You also agree that the OPA or HRAI may provide access to your rebate application to your Participating Contractor to verify your rebate submission or to process your rebate application.    Please see the COOL SAVINGS REBATE Privacy Policy.

 

Notice

Any misrepresentation, fraudulent information or multiple claims will void this offer. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

All claims are subject to review and approval by OPA or its agent. Late, non-compliant, improperly submitted or incomplete claims, as determined by the OPA at its sole discretion, will be rejected.

The OPA reserves the right to cancel the Program at any time. Rebate submissions for services performed during the Program prior to the date of such cancellation and submitted within 30 days after cancellation will be honoured.

 

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