Heat pump rebate
A high-efficiency air source heat pump uses less electricity than electric furnaces or baseboards because it can extract heat from the air to provide space heating in winter and cooling in summer.
Before beginning work, make sure you qualify for this rebate by reviewing the Program Rebate Requirements, as outlined in the terms and conditions and the eligibility and rebate details below.
- You must be a residential FortisBC or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro
- The home must be a single-family, duplex, row, townhouse or mobile home on a permanent foundation.
- The heat pump must be the home’s primary* source of space heating used for a main living area.
- Replacing an existing heat pump or adding a head is not eligible for a rebate.
- Apartments, condos and stacked homes do not qualify for this rebate.
- The heat pump must be installed a Technical Safety BC licensed contractor with a GST number and valid BC business licence.
- Applications must be submitted within six months of the invoice date.
- Additional eligibility requirements apply.
*Only one primary space heating rebate allowed per home. (A fireplace is considered secondary.)
Review the terms and conditions
A professional heating and air conditioning contractor can help you identify the rebate-eligible model that is right for your home. In general, mini-split or multi-split systems (also called “ductless” heat pumps) are good for homes with an existing electric heating system that does not use ducts, such as baseboards. Central heat pumps are for homes with a heating system with ducts, such as a furnace.
Note: BC Hydro customers with electrically heated homes may be eligible for similar rebates.
Air source heat pump - variable speed mini-split (single head)
Air source heat pump - variable speed multi-split (multiple head)
Eligible multi-split heat pumps
Air source heat pump - central system, tier 1
Air source heat pump - variable speed central system, tier 2
How to apply
- Decide what eligible upgrades are best suited for your home and budget with help from your contractor.
- Apply online within six months of your invoice date with the following information:
- your FortisBC electricity account number or municipal electricity account number from Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro
- your email
- scanned copies of all paid invoices showing details of all work performed, including the purchase date, make, model and installation permit numbers (if applicable)
Invoices for heat pump rebates must also include the following information; see a sample invoice for heat pumps:
- AHRI reference number or copy of AHRI certificate
- number of tons
- indication that a variable speed compressor has been installed (required for mini-split, multi-split and central, tier 2)
- Watch our short video for tips on applying for your Home Renovation Rebate.
- If you’re not the utility account holder (e.g. property is a rental), have the account holder complete the consent form.
- Applications may take up to 90 days to process.
Start your rebate application
Third-party offers and services
Program Registered Contractors for heat pumps who have completed training with FortisBC and BC Hydro on industry best practices for installing heat pumps and our rebate program requirements are listed on CleanBC’s website. Note: FortisBC does not guarantee or assume any liability for any work performed by the program registered contractors and is simply offering training to better educate contractors.
If making multiple upgrades consider hiring a program qualified energy advisor to perform a pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide®* home evaluation.
*EnerGuide is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada.
We’re here to help
For questions about applying for rebates, contact CleanBC Energy Coach.
For questions about the status of your home renovation rebate application, email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference your application number.
This program is funded in part, by the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.
Rebate bundle: Home renovations
Heat pump rebate