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The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program is offering a rebate of $3,000 for installing an air-to-water hydronic heat pump if you are fuel switching from oil, propane or natural gas.  If you are installing a combination space heating and domestic hot water heat pump system, there is a rebate available of up to $4,300. Please refer to the combination space and hot water heat pump page for details. A $500 electrical service upgrade rebate is available when converting your fossil fuel primary space or water heating system to an electric primary space or water heating system.

Available Rebates

  • $3,000 is available if you fuel switch your fossil fuel space heating to an air-to-water heat pump.
  • Select municipalities have Municipal Offers of up to an additional $6,000 that can be accessed only when converting from fossil fuel space heating (natural gas, oil, or propane) to an electric air source heat pump.
  • Receive an additional up to $500 with the Heat Pump Group Purchase Rebate (GPR) when you convert from fossil fuel heating to an electric air source heat pump.
  • You may be eligible for one primary space heating system rebate per home, regardless of the number of systems installed. For example, you cannot get a rebate for a furnace and heat pump, even if you install a new dual fuel heat pump system. Your second rebate application will be denied.

Eligibility Requirements

  • All upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor with a GST number and a valid B.C. business license for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed (e.g. Heat pumps must be installed by a licensed residential heating and cooling contractor).
  • You must have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility.
  • Your home must be primarily heated with:
    • Natural Gas or piped-propane supplied by FortisBC
    • Natural Gas supplied by Pacific Northern Gas
    • Oil or propane not supplied by FortisBC
  • Premises primarily heated by electricity, wood or other solid fuels are not eligible.
  • Homes in non-integrated areas of the electricity grid that are primarily heated with oil, gas, or propane require pre-approval from the Province prior to installation of an air-to-water hydronic heat pump to confirm eligibility. Contact betterhomesBC@gov.bc.ca to begin the approvals process.
  • You must live in an eligible home.
  • Home must be a year-round primary residence that is at least 12 months old.

Upgrade Requirements

How to Apply

  1. Carefully read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Purchase an eligible hydronic air-to-water heat pump system and have it installed by a licensed contractor.
  3. If you are converting from oil, propane, or natural gas to a heat pump, include proof of your oil, propane, or natural gas system removal, decommissioning or modification.
  4. Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.
      • Important Note: if you are submitting a bonus offer application that includes both a heat pump and a natural gas fireplace or natural gas hot water heater, use this online form.
    Utility After Upgrade

    Application Form

    Electricity Online Application
    Converting from fossil fuel (natural gas, oil, or propane) to heat pump Online Application

Deadlines

  • The application form for individual upgrades must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the upgrade.
  • The application form for the Two Upgrade Bonus must be submitted within 6 months of the second bonus-eligible upgrade. You must complete your second bonus-eligible upgrade within 18 months of the invoice date of the first bonus-eligible upgrade.
  • The application form for the Home Energy Improvement Bonus and Post-Upgrade EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate must be submitted within 6 months of the date of your post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation. You must complete your post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation within 18 months of your pre-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation.

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