CleanBC Income Qualified Program Rebates for Ventilation

The CleanBC Better Homes Income Qualified Program is offering a rebate of up to $1,600 for the installation of a bathroom fan or a heat recovery ventilator to improve air circulation in the home.

CleanBC Income Qualified Program Rebates for Ventilation

Overview

Rebate amount

Up to $1,600

Who can apply

B.C. citizens who live in an eligible home, meet income qualification requirements, and have residential utility accounts with BC Hydro, FortisBC, or municipal utility

Deadline

The application and supporting documentation must be submitted by the Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor within six (6) months of the invoice date

Qualifying products

Must be installed by an Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor. Fans must be on the qualified product list and heat recovery ventilators must be on the qualified product list.

Funding provided by

The Province of British Columbia

For assistance with this program, contact an Income Qualified Program Energy Coach by email at IncomeQualified@betterhomesbc.ca or by phone at 1-833-856-0333.

Rebate amount

Ventilation

Eligible ventilation equipment includes bathroom fan systems and heat recovery ventilators installed to improve air circulation in the home.

Rebate maximum

Rebate

Income Level 1

95% of eligible upgrade costs, up to a maximum of $1,600 per home

Up to $1,600

Income Level 2

60% of eligible upgrade costs, up to a maximum of $1,600 per home

Up to $1,600

Related rebates

Check out other available rebates for the Income Qualified Program at BetterHomesBC.ca/Income-Qualified

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.

Income qualification requirements

Rebate coverage is based on the combined income of all adults in your home and how many people live in your home, including adults and children.

  • Combined incomes less than Income Level 1 are eligible for up to 95% of upgrade costs.
  • Combined incomes less than Income Level 2 are eligible for up to 60% of upgrade costs.
Number of people living in your home

(including adults and children)

Combined pre-tax annual income of all adults in your home (excluding dependants):

Income Level 1

Income Level 2

1

$42,593 $55,903

2

$53,026

$69,596

3 $65,189

$85,560

4 $79,147

$103,880

5 $89,768

$117,820

6 $101,242

$132,880

7 or more $112,718

$147,943

Requirements for the home

You must live in an eligible home:

  • The home must be a year-round primary residence, that is 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 of residential buildings:
    • 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.
  • If you currently rent your home, you will need a landlord consent form to accompany your application.
  • You must pay your own energy utility bills. Utility accounts must be in the name of the resident and/or homeowner; utility accounts in the name of a strata corporation or landlord are not eligible.
  • You must pre-register and receive an eligibility code before completing the upgrade.
  • The home must be primarily heated by one of the following:
    • natural gas, propane or oil
    • electricity (hard-wired electric heating systems such as electric baseboards, radiant ceilings, radiant floors, forced-air furnace/boiler, or heat pump).
    • wood or other solid fuels.

Requirements for your contractor

The ventilation upgrades must be installed:

  • By an Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor who is approved to install home upgrades for the CleanBC Income Qualified Program, for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed (e.g. Insulation must be installed by a licensed residential insulation contractor).

Requirements for the upgrade

  • You must pre-register and receive an eligibility code before completing the upgrade.
  • The new ventilation equipment must:
    • Be installed in association with an eligible CleanBC Income Qualified Program upgrade:
    • Be a bathroom fan systems or heat recovery ventilators installed to improve air circulation in the home.
    • Bathroom fans must meet the following requirements:
      • fans must be ENERGY STAR® certified and listed on the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy’s searchable product list.
      • fans must be ducted directly to the outside of the premises and at least one fan must be installed in the main bathroom, which contains a bathtub and/or shower.
      • fans must have a capacity of at least 85 cfm (40 L/s), at static pressure of 50 pa (0.2” w.c.).
      • fans must be rated for continuous duty and equipped with permanently lubricated motors.
      • fans must be equipped with self-closing backdraft damper to prevent air flow during “off” periods.
      • ducts must be sealed at joints with duct sealer or aluminum duct sealing tape.
      • ducts must be insulated to minimum R4 (RSI 0.75) if exhausting warm air through unheated spaces.
      • duct hoods should be screened with ¼” (6 mm) to ½” (12 mm) mesh, of corrosion-resistant material to shield from weather, birds and rodents.
    • Heat recovery ventilators must meet the following requirements:
    • Be installed by an Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor who is approved to install home upgrades for the CleanBC Income Qualified Program, for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed (e.g. Heat pumps must be installed by a licensed residential heating and cooling contractor).
View sample invoices

See below for sample invoices

Deadlines

The application and supporting documentation must be submitted by the Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor within six (6) months of the invoice date.

How to apply

Before you begin

  1. Confirm eligibility by reviewing the Rebate Eligibility RequirementsParticipant Terms and Conditions, and Contractor Terms and Conditions.
  2. Complete the program’s pre-screen and pre-registration to determine your eligibility through the CleanBC Income Qualified Program participant portal. Once confirmed you will receive an eligibility code and opportunities report, outlining your suggested upgrades. You can also make an appointment with an income qualified program coach or schedule a virtual assessment for pre-registration assistance or support to identify the best upgrades for your home.
  3. Customer must choose an Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor to complete the upgrade.
  4. After completing the upgrade, contractor will submit the rebate application and deduct the rebate from the final cost of the upgrade.

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