The City of Nanaimo is offering a $500 top-up to CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program participants for upgrading your electrical service to 100, 200 or 400 amp service and switching from a fossil fuel (oil, natural gas, or propane) space or water heating system to an electric air source heat-pump or heat pump water heater. This municipal offer is in addition to the heat pump and electric service upgrade rebates currently available through the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program. Limited time offer – Act now, as municipal top-up rebates will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Municipal funding is subject to availability and top-up rebates are not guaranteed.
- Your upgrades must be completed on or after April 1, 2020.
- You must be a FortisBC, BC Hydro, or municipal utility
- You must live in an eligible home.
- You must be a resident of the City of Nanaimo.
- You must convert your primary heating system from fossil fuel (oil, natural gas, propane) to an electric air source heat pump or heat pump water heater.
- You must fulfill the eligibility requirements of the mini-split heat pump rebate, central heat pump rebate, air-to-water heat pump rebate, combination space and water heat pump rebate, or heat pump water heater rebate.
- Home must be a year-round primary residence that is at least 12 months old.
How to Apply
- Carefully read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.
- Have an eligible heat pump installed. See the mini-split heat pump rebate, central heat pump rebate, air-to-water heat pump rebate, combination space and water heat pump rebate, or heat pump water heater rebate pages for eligibility requirements.
- Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices. No additional application is required for the municipal top-up. The top-up will be added to your rebate payment if you are in the participating municipality.
- The application form must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the heat pump installation.
- Eligibility requirements and rebates are based on the date of the invoice. See the What Rebates are Available FAQ for information on how invoice date effects associated upgrade requirements and available rebates.
- Check out our rebate search tool for other energy efficiency upgrades rebates.
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