CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program

The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Programs, administered by BC Hydro, FortisBC and the Province of BC, provides rebates for improving your home’s energy efficiency through select upgrades.

CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program

Overview

Rebate amount

Up to $6,000

Who can apply

B.C. citizens who live in an eligible home and have residential utility accounts with BC Hydro, FortisBC, or Municipal utilities

Deadline

Application must be submitted within 6 months
of the invoice date

Qualifying products

See individual offers

Funding provided by

The Province of British Columbia, BC Hydro, FortisBC

If you are new to CleanBC Better Homes rebates, you may want to learn how the rebate process works.
Eligibility requirements and rebates are based on the date of the invoice. See the What Rebates are Available FAQ for additional information for invoices dated on or before September 30 2022.

Rebate amount

Natural gas furnaces and boilers

Municipal top-ups are not available

Water heating

Upgrade

Rebate

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

  • Municipal top-ups are available
$1,000

Secondary space heating

Municipal top-ups are not available

Upgrade

Rebate

Building envelope upgrades

Municipal top-ups are not available

Upgrade

Rebate

up to $5,500
up to $2,000

Bonus and special offers

Participants can receive either the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus, but not both.

Upgrade

Rebate

Eligibility requirements

In order to qualify for this rebate, all of the following requirements must be met. Please read them carefully. Contact an Energy Coach if you have questions.

Please note: You may be eligible for one primary space heating system rebate per home, regardless of the number of systems installed. For example, you cannot get a rebate for a furnace and a heat pump, even if you install a dual fuel ducted heat pump. Your second rebate application will be denied.

Requirements for the home

You must live in an eligible home:

  • The home must be a year-round primary residence that is at least 12 months old.
  • You must have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility.
  • The home must be one of the following types:
  • Single family home (detached dwelling)
  • Secondary suite in a single-family home (detached dwelling), with its own separate utility meter
  • Mobile home that is permanently fixed, sits on a foundation and is structurally complete with installed and connected plumbing, heating, electrical, water and sewer services; towing apparatus and axle must be removed
  • Duplex, triplex, row home or townhome, where each unit has its own natural gas and/or electricity meter; utility accounts must be in the name of the resident and/or homeowner.  Utility accounts in the name of a strata corporation are not eligible.

Your home must be primarily heated with:

  • Natural Gas or piped-propane supplied by FortisBC
  • Natural Gas supplied by Pacific Northern Gas
  • Electricity supplied by FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility
  • Oil or propane not supplied by FortisBC
  • Wood or other solid fuels

*If the home is heated with electricity supplied by BC Hydro, the home must meet a minimum electricity consumption. Use the BC Hydro Home Renovation Rebate program eligibility tool to determine whether your home meets the minimum electricity consumption rates.

Requirements for your contractor

All new equipment must be installed:

Deadlines

The application form must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the upgrade.

 

How to apply

Before you begin

  1. Carefully read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Purchase an eligible heat pump and have it installed by a licensed contractor.
  3. If you are switching from oil, propane, or natural gas to a heat pump, include proof of your fossil fuel system removal, decommissioning or modification.
  4. Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.

I am...

Apply here

A BC Hydro Electric customer that is completing an electric system upgrade to a heat pump.BC Hydro online application
A BC Hydro Electric customer that is converting to a heat pump from natural gas, propane, oil or wood.BC Hydro online application
A FortisBC Electric customer that is completing an electric system upgrade to a heat pump.FortisBC online application
Please Note: If you are submitting an application for a bonus offer that includes both a heat pump and a natural gas fireplace or natural gas hot water heater, use the BC Hydro Online application.

Who to contact

Questions about the rebate?

Contact an Energy Coach to get clarification or help with understanding this rebate.

Questions about your application?

Program updates

July 1, 2022 - New requirement for installation

As of July 1, 2022, you need to hire a Home Performance Contractor Network (HPCN) member for your heat pump installation to be eligible for heat pump rebates.  If your installation invoice is dated before July 1, 2022, this requirement does not apply.  It identify contractors in your region, use the Find a contractor tool.

October 01, 2022 - updated heat pump requirements

As of October 01, 2022:

 

FAQs and more