Electric heat pump rebates
Did you know an electric heat pump can lower your energy use, reduce your carbon footprint, and improve your indoor air quality? For a limited time, you could receive up to $13,000 in rebates when you install one in your home.
How the rebates work
You could receive up to $8,000 to switch from fossil fuel heating to a heat pump, including a $2,000 top-up rebate from the District. This can also be combined with rebates available through the Canada Greener Homes Program. Learn more about Jump On A New Heat Pump.
How to apply for your rebates
Contact a Free Energy Coach at 1-844-881-9790 or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with someone about rebates and support with your application.
Additional rebates and support may be available, including the CleanBC Better Homes Low-Interest Financing Program, which provides loans with interest rates as low as 0% for switching from a fossil fuel heating system to a heat pump.
A closer look at heat pumps
A heat pump is a system for heating and cooling that moves heat from the outside air into your home.
An electric heat pump provides winter warmth and summer cooling while increasing the comfort and air quality in your home. It is a high efficiency system that can reduce your energy use by between one third and one half (compared to electric baseboard heat or a gas furnace).
Because it uses electricity rather than fossil fuels, a heat pump can also reduce your carbon footprint by an amount equivalent to leaving your car at home for nine months of the year.
Other ways you can reduce your carbon footprint
Over 40% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the District come from heating buildings, and so switching to a low carbon electric heat pump can help us meet our climate action targets.
You can find additional rebates and tips for reducing your greenhouse gas emissions in your home by visiting the CleanBC Better Homes website.
Taking action against climate change
We are taking a number of actions to help us reduce energy use and climate emissions in the District, and promote overall community health and liveability. Review these key programs for details.