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, central heat pump rebate, air-to-water heat pump rebate, or combination space and water heat pump rebate.
- 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 an eligible heat pump installed. See the mini-split air source heat pump, central system air source heat pump, air-to-water heat pump rebate, or combination space and water heat pump rebate 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.
- 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.
- 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.