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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.

If you had your pre-retrofit evaluation or installed upgrades prior to September 28 2018, check out our FAQ What if I started my renovations before September 28, 2018?

If you began your upgrades between September 29 2018 and March 31 2019, check out our FAQ What if I started my renovations before April 1, 2019?

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, refer to the Terms and Conditions.

Space Heating Rebates

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
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 Requires pre-approval from betterhomesbc@gov.bc.ca

before installation

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 Requires pre-approval from betterhomesbc@gov.bc.ca before installation Fossil Fuel $3,000
Important Information
Natural Gas Furnace – up to $700
95 to 96.9 per cent annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) natural gas furnace $500
97 to 99 per cent AFUE natural gas furnace $700
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 electric resistance*, natural gas, oil or propane to electric heat pump water heater $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/doors

(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 when fuel switching from fossil fuel heating (natural gas, oil, or propane) to an electric air-source heat pump (up to an additional $2,000), or for completing a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation (an additional $150).
  • 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-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation by a program-qualified energy advisor:

  • EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate – receive $300 for completing both a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation.
  • Home Energy Improvement Bonus – install three eligible individual upgrades and receive $20 per percentage reduction in your EnerGuide rating (GJ/year), between your pre- and post-retrofit energy evaluation, to a maximum of $2,000. All three bonus-eligible upgrades must be submitted within 18 months of the pre-retrofit EnerGuide Home Evaluation. The Home Energy Improvement Bonus can be accessed in addition to rebates for individual upgrades.
  • Important Note: Participants can receive either the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus, but not both.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Your upgrades must be completed on or after September 28, 2018.
  • 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 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 terms and conditions and the April 01 2019 amendment 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.

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-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation. You must complete your post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation within 18 months of your pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation.

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