For all funding programmes, the following criteria at a minimum must be met (additional criteria are listed in the corresponding application form) in order for you to be eligible for the subsidy:
The funding roughly amounts to between 10 and 30 per cent of the investment costs for heating renovations. myclimate funding contributions are generally higher than those of the respective cantonal or municipal subsidy programme. The amount of funding for all three support programmes will be calculated by myclimate using the previous annual energy consumption and amounts to 18 cents per kilowatt hour. This corresponds to around 360 francs per kilowatt of installed capacity, providing that a heating system with an appropriate output capacity has been chosen (in the case of the support programme for heat pumps up to 15 kW, the funding amount will be between 2,000 and 10,000 francs.). The funding calculator above first provides a non-binding estimate of the funding contribution.
Comparison with municipal or cantonal support programmes (buildings programme) is not simple when it comes down to details, as the support landscape is very diverse and dynamic. myclimate support programmes are able to award higher funding contributions in many cases and generally involve less administration. With this in mind, we recommend that after using our calculator above you make a comparison using the information available at energiefranken.ch.
Foundation myclimate offers attractive funding contributions for the replacement of fossil heating systems (oil heating, gas heating) with a heat pump or pellet heating system. New buildings, heating networks and bivalent systems are currently not eligible for the programmes listed here.
While the following points are not participation criteria for our support programmes, we nevertheless strongly suggest that they be taken into consideration:
Natural refrigerants for heat pumps:
So-called natural refrigerants are a new trend as they have little to no greenhouse gas potential if they happen to escape. These include carbon dioxide (R744, CO₂), hydrocarbons (propane R290, isobutane R600a) and ammonia (R717, NH₃). A list with efficient heat pumps and their refrigerants can be found under topten.ch. You often have to explicitly ask the company whether the device or system is offered with a natural refrigerant.
Renovation of the building envelope:
In the context of a heating system renovation, a prior or simultaneous renovation of the building envelope is recommended. In this way, the new heating system can be dimensioned smaller and the running costs can be further reduced. Install replacement nesting boxes in the façade if animals have previously nested in cracks or in the attic.
These heating replacement programs can be implemented thanks to contributions from the Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset KliK and other partners. Go to our Info page to learn how the funding mechanism works for mandatory carbon offsetting.
In addition to the support programmes for replacing heating systems, myclimate has additional programmes covering various areas. Apply as a private individual or a business and receive financial support in the form of a subsidy for your contribution to climate protection!