The City of Vancouver is offering a $2,000 or $6,000 top-up to CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program participants that switch from a fossil fuel (oil, natural gas, or propane) heating system to an electric air-source heat-pump. This municipal offer is in addition to the heat pump 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 serve basis.
- $2,000 if you convert from your natural gas primary heating system to central heat pump with a natural gas back-up.
- $6,000 if you replace and remove or decommission your fossil fuel (oil, propane, or natural gas) primary heating system with an all-electric Tier 2 Central heat pump system, mini-split heat pump, multi-split heat pump, air-to water heat pump and combination air-to water heat pump.
- The combined CleanBC Better Homes and City of Vancouver top-up rebate amount will be a maximum of 80% of the installed cost.
- Heat pump systems with fossil fuel back-ups are ineligible for the $6,000 top-up.
- The $6,000 top-up is available for invoices dated on or after October 01, 2019.
- See our FAQ “How do I calculate my rebate with the City of Vancouver Top-Up?”
- Your upgrades must be completed on or after September 28, 2018.
- You must be a FortisBC, BC Hydro, or municipal utility customer.
- You must live in an eligible home.
- You must be a resident of the City of Vancouver.
- You must convert your primary heating system from fossil fuel (oil, natural gas, propane) to an electric air-source heat pump.
- You must fulfill the eligibility requirements of the mini-split heat pump rebate or the central heat pump rebate.
- The home must have a minimum of 12 months of consecutive utility billing history.
How to Apply
- Carefully read the terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility.
- Have an eligible heat pump installed. See the mini-split air source heat pump, or central system air source heat pump 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.
- The application form must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the heat pump installation.
- If you began your upgrades between April 01, 2019 and September 30, 2019, see What if I started my renovations between April 01, 2019 and September 30, 2019?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.