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Home renovation rebates
You can receive over $5,000 in rebates for the installation of a heat pump through the CleanBC Better Homes Program.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, select CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program rebates are doubled until December 31, 2020 to support the restart of B.C.’s economy and help homeowners save energy. This means that you could be eligible for over $6,000 in rebates from the province and $2,000 from the District.
What is a heat pump?
A heat pump is a high efficiency system for heating and cooling your home. It moves heat from the air outside into your home and is powered by electricity.
Why switch to a heat pump?
Heat pumps can help significantly reduce your carbon footprint by using electricity rather than fossil fuel for heating. Heat pumps can provide summer cooling and increase the comfort and air quality in your home.
Heating buildings in the District accounts for over 40% of greenhouse gas emissions and is a critical area for climate action. Switching to a low carbon electric heat pump can help us meet our climate action targets.
What rebates are available?
As part of our efforts to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions in the community, we're offering a $2,000 top-up to residents that switch from a fossil fuel heating system (oil, natural gas, or propane) to an electric heat-pump.
This is in addition to the $3,000 heat pump rebates currently available through CleanBC.
Additional rebates and support may be available, including the CleanBC Better Homes Low-Interest Financing Program that provides loans with interest rates as low as 0% for switching from a fossil fuel heating system to a heat pump.
How long will rebates be available?
The rebate offer will be approved on a first come first serve basis and available until the end of March 2022.
How do I apply?
You can read the eligibility requirements and submit your online application through the DNV page on the CleanBC website.
Who can I talk to about this program or my energy efficiency upgrade?
You can find additional rebates and tips on to reduce 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.
How do I find more information about climate action at the District?
View the District’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) for more details on our plans for reducing energy and emissions.
Find more information on our approach to reducing energy and greenhouse gases for new buildings on our Energy Step Code webpage.