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Home Energy Rebate Offer

Double your rebates for big savings!

Limited time offer - FortisBC electricity customers only.​


​Provided in partnership by BC Hydro and FortisBC, the Home Energy Rebate Offer provides a wide variety of rebates to help you make it easy to reduce your ongoing energy costs, and improve the comfort of your home.

Eligibility requirements*

  • You must be a BC Hydro and/or FortisBC residential customer.
    OR
  • You must be a municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Summerland, Penticton or Nelson Hydro.
  • Upgrades must be installed after April 22, 2014.

*You can find a complete list of requirements under the terms and conditions.

Available rebates

Rebates are available for insulation, as well as rebates on ventilation and space and water heating upgrades. Plus, if you have a pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide1 home evaluation and make three or more eligible upgrades you could qualify for a draftproofing rebate of up to $500 and the $750 Bonus Offer.
 
​Updgrades ​Description ​Rebate
​Insulation
​Exterior wall insulation
Basement insulation
Attic insulation
Exposed floor and joist header insulation
​Up to $1,200
Up to $1,000
Up to $600
Up to $450
​Draftproofing and ventilation
​Draftproofing upgrades
ENERGY STAR® bathroom fan (maximum two per homeowner)
​Up to $500
$25
​Space heating
ENERGY STAR high-efficiency natural gas space heating system (ONLY for conversion customers participating in Switch ‘n’ Shrink Program.)
Ductless air source heat pump (ONLY for BC Hydro and FortisBC customers with electrically heated homes)
​$1,700
 
$800
​Water heating ​ENERGY STAR natural gas water heaters ​Up to $1,000
*See terms and conditions and rebate table for eligibility details on the individual upgrades.
1EnerGuide is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada.

Qualify for the $750 Bonus Offer

If you want a comprehensive report on how to save energy, or if you’re making multiple energy-efficiency upgrades to your home, consider having a pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation performed by an energy advisor first. As well as rebates on some of the individual upgrades, you could qualify for the additional $750 Bonus Offer.

How to apply for rebates

  1. Review the terms and conditions.
  2. Hire an energy advisor to complete a pre-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation if you want to qualify for the draftproofing rebate and Bonus Offer. An EnerGuide home evaluation will provide a thorough picture of where your home is losing energy and what you can do to save energy and money. If you have any concerns about the energy advisor you hired or who has reached out to you, contact the Better Business Bureau.
  3. With the help of your energy advisor and/or contractor decide what eligible upgrades are best suited for your home and budget.
  4. If applicable, contact your energy advisor to complete the post-upgrade evaluation. If applying for the Bonus Offer, your energy advisor will complete a Form A and assist you with the completion of your application package. 
  5. Complete the appropriate application form in full and include it, along with the Form A and/or Tenant consent form (if applicable), a copy of your invoice(s) showing details of all work performed, including the purchase date, make, model and installation permit numbers (if applicable).
  6. Instructions for application forms:
    If you are the registered property owner and the FortisBC and BC Hydro account holder:
  7.      a.    complete the Homeowner application form
​If you are the registered property owner but are not the FortisBC and BC Hydro account holder:
  1. complete the Landlord/tenant application form
  2. please have the FortisBC and BC Hydro account holder(s) sign the Tenant Consent Form​ and have them send it separately from your application form.
  1. Send completed application and supporting documentation to:

    Home Energy Rebate Offer
    FortisBC
    PO Box 9030, Station X
    Surrey, BC, V3T 5W3

Program resources

The EnerGuide® evaluation

A pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation is strongly recommended and required for the $750 Bonus Offer and draftproofing rebate. Having an EnerGuide home evaluation performed by an energy advisor will provide:
  • a thorough assessment of your space and water heating systems, windows, doors, ventilation, insulation and overall air leakage
  • a customized report showing your home's energy-efficiency rating from EnerGuide and prioritized upgrade options

BC Standards of Practice Guide for Air Sealing and Insulation Retrofits

Insulation must be installed in accordance with the BC Standards of Practice Guide for Air Sealing and Insulation Retrofits

Stay safe. Test your home for radon.

Radon is a naturally occurring, odourless gas in the soil that can enter your home through the foundation or plumbing. Exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test.
To learn more about radon, home radon testing and mitigation, please visit radonaware.ca.

Questions

For more information, call us at 1-877-740-0055 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, or email us at homeenergyrebateoffer@consumer-response.com.