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The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program is offering a rebate of up to $4,300 for installing a combination space and water heat pump system. A $500 electrical service upgrade rebate is available when converting your fossil fuel primary space or water heating system to an electrical primary space or water heating system.

Available Rebates

  • Up to $4,300 in rebates (including bonus offers) are available if you fuel switch both your fossil fuel water heater and fossil fuel space heating (must be on the Qualifying Product List). This upgrade may be counted as up to two upgrades towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus – see table below.
  • Up to $7,300 in rebates (including bonus offers) is available for homeowners in the north* if you fuel switch both your fossil fuel water heater and fossil fuel space heating (must be on the Qualifying Product List).
    • *Eligible homes must be located north of and including the District of 100 Mile House (latitude 51.628°N) and must be connected to BC Hydro electric service.
  • Select municipalities have Municipal Offers of up to an additional $6,000 that can be accessed only when converting from fossil fuel 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.
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 $300 Two Upgrade Bonus)

Fossil Fuel Electric 1 $3,000
Electric Fossil Fuel 1 $1,000
Electric Electric N/A   $0

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
    • Electricity supplied by FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility
    • Oil or propane not supplied by FortisBC
  • Premises primarily heated by wood or other solid fuels are not eligible.
  • 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.
  • 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 source 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 combination 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


  • 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.


Program Contact Information