Saanich Heat Pump Top-Up

The District of Saanich is offering a $350 top-up to CleanBC Better Homes and Homes Renovation Rebate Program participants that switch from a fossil fuel (oil, natural gas, or propane) heating system to an electric air source heat-pump. This municipal offer is in addition to the heat pump rebates currently available through the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program.

Saanich Heat Pump Top-Up

Overview

Rebate amount

$350

Who can apply

Residents within the municipal boundaries of the District of Saanich

Deadline

The application must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the heat pump installation

Funding provided by

The District of Saanich

Limited time offer – Act now, as municipal top-up rebates will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Municipal funding is subject to availability and top-up rebates are not guaranteed.

Rebate amount

Primary fuel before upgrade

Rebate

Fossil Fuel (oil, propane, or natural gas)

$350

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.

Requirements for the home

  • You must have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility.
  • You must live in an eligible home.
  • You must be a resident of the District of Saanich.
  • The home must be a year-round primary residence that is at least 12 months old.

Requirements for installation

All new equipment must be installed:

Deadlines

The application must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the heat pump installation.

How to apply

Before you begin

  1. Carefully read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Have an eligible heat pump installed. See the ductless mini-split heat pump rebatecentral ducted heat pump rebateair-to-water heat pump rebate, or combination space and water heat pump rebate pages for eligibility requirements.
  3. 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 converting to a heat pump from natural gas, propane, or oil.BC Hydro online application
Please Note: No additional application is required for the municipal top-up. The top-up will be added to your rebate payment if you are in the participating municipality.

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 Requirements for Heat Pumps

As of October 01 2022, eligibility requirements for ductless mini-split, ductless multi-split, Tier 2 central ducted, and dual fuel ducted heat pumps have changed.

  • Heat pumps must meet new energy efficiency requirements:
    • SEER: >16.00
    • HSPF: >10.00
  • Ductless mini-split heat pumps must be installed in a home that is 1,200 sq ft or less
  • Ductless multi-split heat pumps must have at least two indoor heads installed

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