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The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Programs, administered by BC Hydro, FortisBC and the Province of BC, provides rebates for improving your home’s energy efficiency through select upgrades.

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.

Rebate Chart

The Better Homes BC Rebate Chart is a quick at-a-glance chart summarizing all of the rebates currently available through the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Programs.  For full program details, read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions.

Space Heating Rebates & Offers

Ductless Heat Pump – up to $3,000
Heat Pump Type Requirements Primary Fuel Before Upgrade Rebate
Single-Head
Mini-Split
SEER >18.00
HSPF >10.00
Variable Speed Compressor
FortisBC Electricity $1,200
BC Hydro Electricity $1,000
Single-Head
Mini-Split
SEER >16.00
HSPF >9.30
Variable Speed Compressor
Fossil Fuel (Oil, Propane, or Natural Gas) $3,000
Multi-Head
Mini-Split
SEER >16.00
HSPF >9.30
Variable Speed Compressor
FortisBC Electricity $2,000
BC Hydro Electricity $1,000
Fossil Fuel (Oil, Propane, or Natural Gas) $3,000
Important Information
Central Heat Pump – up to $3,000
Heat Pump Type Requirements Primary Fuel Before Upgrade Rebate
Tier 1 Central SEER >15.00
HSPF >8.50
FortisBC Electricity $1,200
BC Hydro Electricity No Rebate
Fossil Fuel (Oil, Propane, or Natural Gas) $1,200
Tier 2 Central SEER >16.00
HSPF >9.30
Variable Speed Compressor
FortisBC Electricity $2,000
BC Hydro Electricity $2,000
Fossil Fuel (Oil, Propane, or Natural Gas) $3,000
Important Information
Dual-Fuel Central Heat Pump – $3,000
Heat Pump Type Requirements Primary Space Heating Fuel Before Upgrade Rebate
Central Heat Pump with Fossil Fuel Back-Up (Dual-Fuel) SEER >16.00
HSPF >9.30
Variable Speed Compressor not required
Fossil Fuel (Natural Gas or Propane) $3,000

Important Information

Combination Space and Water Heat Pump – up to $4,300
Heat Pump Type Requirements Primary Space Heating Fuel Before Upgrade Primary Water Heating Fuel Before Upgrade Bonus Offer Count Rebate
Combination Space and Water Heat Pump must be on the Air-to-Water and Combination Heat Pump Qualifying Product List to be eligible Fossil Fuel Fossil Fuel 2 $4,000

(plus the Two Upgrade Bonus)

Fossil Fuel Electric 1 $3,000
Electric Fossil Fuel 1 $1,000
Electric Electric N/A   $0
Important Information
Air-to-Water Heat Pump – $3,000
Heat Pump Type Requirements Primary Space Heating Fuel Before Upgrade Rebate
Air-to-Water Hydronic Heat Pump must be on the Air-to-Water and Combination Heat Pump Qualifying Product List to be eligible Fossil Fuel $3,000
Important Information
Low-Interest Financing Program for Heat Pumps – up to $40,000 loan
Heat Pump Type Requirements Primary Space Heating Fuel Before Upgrade Interest Rate
Mini-Split or Multi-split SEER >16.00
HSPF >9.30
Variable Speed Compressor required
Fossil Fuel (Oil, Natural Gas, or Propane) 0%
Tier 2 Central System SEER >16.00
HSPF >9.30
Variable Speed Compressor required
Fossil Fuel (Oil, Natural Gas, or Propane) 0%
Central Heat Pump with Fossil Fuel Back-Up (Dual-Fuel) SEER >16.00
HSPF >9.30
Variable Speed Compressor not required
Fossil Fuel (Oil, Natural Gas, or Propane) 0%
Tier 1 Central System SEER >15.00
HSPF >8.50
Variable Speed Compressor not required
Fossil Fuel (Natural Gas or Propane) 4.99%
Air-to-Water Heat Pump or Combination Space and Water Heat Pump See Qualified Product List Fossil Fuel (Oil, Natural Gas, or Propane) 0%

Important Information

Heat Pump Group Purchase Rebate – up to $500 additional
Size of Group Each Participant Receives
2-4 homes $200
5-9 homes $275
10-14 homes $350
15-19 homes $425
20-30 homes $500


Important Information

Electrical Service Upgrade – $500
Electrical Service Upgrade Upgrade your electrical service to a 100, 200, or 400 amp service. $500

Important Information
Natural Gas Furnace – up to $1,000
95 to 96.9 per cent annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) natural gas furnace $800 (If installed after October 01, 2019)$500 (If installed before October 01, 2019)
97 to 99 per cent AFUE natural gas furnace $1000 (If installed after October 01, 2019)$700 (If installed before October 01 ,2019)
Important Information
Natural Gas Boiler or Combination Heating and Hot Water System – up to $1,200
94 per cent or higher AFUE natural gas boiler
(installed between July 10, 2018 and February 28, 2019)
$500
94 per cent or higher AFUE natural gas boiler
(installed on or after March 1, 2019)
$1,000
ENERGY STAR certified natural gas combination heating and hot water system
(counts as 2 upgrades towards the Bonus Offers)
$1,200
P9 certified combination natural gas heating and hot water system
(counts as 2 upgrades towards the Bonus Offers)
$1,200
Important Information
Natural Gas Fireplace – $300 per fireplace
EnerChoice® fireplace Install natural gas EnerChoice® fireplace $300
Important Information

Water Heating Rebates

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater – $1,000
Electric heat pump water heater Switch from an electric, natural gas, oil or propane water heater to an electric heat pump water heater.

Replacement of an existing heat pump water heater is not eligible.

$1,000
Important Information
Natural Gas Water Heater – up to $1,000
Natural gas 0.67 EF storage tank water heater Install high efficiency gas water heater (FortisBC) $200
Natural gas condensing tankless water heater Install high efficiency gas water heater (FortisBC) $1,000
Natural gas condensing storage tank water heater Install high efficiency gas water heater (FortisBC) $1,000
Important Information

Building Envelope Rebates

Insulation – up to $5,500
Attic insulation (minimum R12) $0.02 x R-value x square feet Max $900
Basement/crawlspace insulation (minimum R10) $0.09 x R-value x square feet Max $1,200
Exterior wall cavity insulation (minimum R12) $0.09 x R-value x square feet Max $1,200
Exterior wall sheathing insulation (minimum R3.8) $0.09 x R-value x square feet Max $1,200
Other insulation (minimum R20) $0.07 x R-value x square feet Max $1,000
Important Information

Windows and Doors – up to $100 per window or door
Tier 1 Windows

(u-Factor of 1.23 to 1.40 W/m²-K)

Maximum 20 ($1,000) $50 ea
Tier 2 Windows/doors

(u-Factor of 1.22 W/m²-K or less)

Maximum 20 ($2,000)

  • Note: Tier 2 windows must be installed on or after April 01 2019 to access the Tier 2 Window Rebate.
$100 ea
Important Information

Bonus and Special Offers

  • Select municipalities have Municipal Offers that can be accessed in addition to individual rebate.
  • Two Upgrade Bonus – receive a $300 rebate for installing two eligible upgrades. The second bonus-eligible upgrade must be installed within 18 months of the first bonus-eligible upgrade. The Two Upgrade Bonus can be accessed in addition to Individual Upgrades rebates. Does not require an EnerGuide home evaluation.
    • Note: a maximum of one primary heating system and one primary water heater can be counted towards the Two Upgrade Bonus.

The following offers require both a pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation by a program-qualified energy advisor:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Your upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor with a valid BC business license for the trade applicable to the installation work.
  • 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
    • Electricity supplied by FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility
    • Oil or propane not supplied by FortisBC
  • Homes primarily heated by wood or other solid fossil fuels are not eligible.
  • You must live in an eligible home.
  • The home must have a minimum of 12 months of consecutive utility billing history.

How to Apply

  • Carefully read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  • Have your upgrades installed by a contractor with a valid BC business license for the applicable trade (ie. Contractor – Heating, Contractor – Electrical).
  • Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.
    1. If you are a BC Hydro customer: complete this online application.
    2. If you are a FortisBC Natural Gas or FortisBC Electric customer: complete this online application form. A FortisBC account is required.
    3. Important Note: if you are submitting a bonus offer application that includes both a heat pump and a natural gas fireplace or hot water heater, use the BC Hydro online form.

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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Other

  • 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.
  • Learn more about energy efficiency upgrades by reading our Energy Upgrade FAQs.
  • Check out our rebate search tool for other energy efficiency upgrades rebates.
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