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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 over $8,000 in rebates when you install one in your home.
How the rebates work
The Province of BC is offering over $6,000 in heat pump installation rebates through their CleanBC Better Homes program. To help reduce your energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the District, we're offering an additional $2,000 top-up.
The $6,000+ in provincial rebates are available until March 31, 2021, and our $2,000 top-up, which is being approved on a first come, first served basis, is available until the end of March, 2022.
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.
How to apply for your rebates
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the province doubled their heat pump rebate from $3,000 to $6,000 in the fall of 2020, in order to help support the local economy and help homeowners reduce their energy use.
Here's how to qualify for the doubled rebate:
- Register to 'lock in' the doubled rebate by March 31, 2021
- Review the eligibility requirements and submit your application
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, or contacting a Free Energy Coach at 1-844-881-9790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.