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.
Who can apply
Residents within the municipal boundaries of the District of Saanich
The application must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the heat pump installation
Funding provided by
The District of Saanich
You must be a resident of the District of Saanich.
You must fulfill the eligibility requirements of:
Primary fuel before upgrade
Fossil Fuel (oil, propane, or natural gas)
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:
- Your upgrades must be completed on or after July 01, 2022.
- You must convert your primary heating system from fossil fuel (oil, natural gas, propane) to an electric air source heat pump.
- You must fulfill the eligibility requirements of:
The application must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the heat pump installation.
How to apply
Before you begin
- Carefully read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.
- Have an eligible heat pump installed. See the ductless mini-split heat pump rebate, central ducted heat pump rebate, air-to-water heat pump rebate, or combination space and water heat pump rebate pages for eligibility requirements.
- Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.
Who to contact
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.
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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