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.
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.
Refer to the individual rebate pages for eligibility and application details.
|Heat Pumps||Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump||up to $6,000||Yes|
|Ductless Multi-Split Heat Pump||up to $6,000||Yes|
|Tier 1 Central Ducted Heat Pump||$1,200||No|
|Tier 2 Central Ducted Heat Pump||up to $6,000||Yes|
|Dual Fuel Ducted Heat Pump||$3,000||Yes|
|Air-to-Water Heat Pump||$3,000||Yes|
|Combined Space and Hot Water Heat Pump||up to $4,300||Yes|
|Electrical Service Upgrade||$500||Yes|
|Natural Gas Furnaces and Boilers||Natural Gas Furnace||up to $1,000||No|
|Natural Gas Boiler||$1,000||No|
|Natural Gas Combination Heating and Hot Water System||$1,500||No|
|Water Heating||Natural Gas Water Heater||up to $1,000||No|
|Electric Heat Pump Water Heater||$1,000||Yes|
|Secondary Space Heating||Natural Gas Fireplace||$300||No|
|Building Envelope||Insulation||up to $5,500||No|
|Windows and Doors||up to $2,000||No|
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:
- 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-upgrade energy evaluation, to a maximum of $2,000. All three bonus-eligible upgrades must be installed within 18 months of the pre-upgrade EnerGuide Home Evaluation. The Home Energy Improvement Bonus can be accessed in addition to rebates for individual upgrades.
- Note: a maximum of one primary heating system and one primary water heater can be counted towards the Home Energy Improvement Bonus.
- How does the Home Energy Improvements Bonus Work?
- How much will my rebate be for the Home Energy Improvement Bonus?
- Important Note: Participants can receive either the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus, but not both.
- Your upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor with a valid B.C. 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 able to access heat pump rebates, natural gas fireplace rebates, hot water heater rebates, and EnerGuide Home Evaluation rebates only.
- When the home is heated with electricity supplied by BC Hydro, the home must meet a minimum electricity consumption. Use the BC Hydro Home Renovation Rebate program eligibility tool to determine whether your home meets the minimum electricity consumption rates.
- You must live in an eligible home.
- 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 your upgrades installed by a contractor with a valid B.C. 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.
- 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||
|BC Hydro Electricity (including New Westminster)||Online Application|
|FortisBC Electricity (including Grand Forks, Summerland, Penticton and Nelson Hydro)||Online Application|
|FortisBC Natural Gas or Propane||Online Application|
|Converting from fossil fuel (natural gas, oil, or propane) to heat pump||Online Application|
|Converting from wood to heat pump||Online Application|
- 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
- Is my home eligible for rebates or an EnerGuide home evaluation?
- What do the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Programs define as my Primary Heating System?
- What are municipal utility providers?
- Where can I find a qualified contractor that is right for the job, and what should I know before hiring them?
- How do I ensure that I am getting a fair price for my requested services from a contractor?
- What are the documentation requirements for the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program?
- Where do I apply for rebates?
- What do I do if I’m having issues with the online application form?
- 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.
- Did you see a building science or energy efficiency term you did not understand? Check out our glossary.