Window and door rebates
Upgrading your doors and windows can help reduce heat loss from your home and save on your energy bills.
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 either:
- a residential FortisBC natural gas and/or BC Hydro customer
- 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.
- Apartments, condos and stacked homes do not qualify for this program.
- The windows/doors must be installed by a contractor with a GST number and a valid BC business license for window/door installations.
- Applications must be submitted within six months of the invoice date.
- Additional eligibility requirements apply.
Review all the terms and conditions
To be eligible, you must replace existing doors and/or windows on the exterior of your home with rebate eligible models. Each rough opening in which doors or windows are replaced counts as one door and/or window. A bay window, which may be made up of several individual window sections, counts as one window. Skylights are not eligible for a rebate. Note: doors are not eligible for Tier 1 rebates.*
|Tier 1 – windows||$50 per window, up to $1,000||
U-Factor 1.40 – 1.23 (W/m2-K)*
*Not eligible in the City of Vancouver.
|Tier 2 – doors and windows||$100 per door or window, up to $2,000||U-factor 1.22 (W/m2-K) or less|
|Two-upgrade bonus||$300||Install a minimum of five windows and/or doors and make an additional Home Renovation Rebate upgrade and you could qualify for our $300 two-upgrade bonus.|
How to apply
- Have your windows and/or doors installed by a contractor who is licensed in BC for window/door installations.
- Apply online within six months of your invoice date with the following information:
- your FortisBC natural gas and/or 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 door and window rebate applications must include:
- a description of the work completed, including the number of windows and/or doors installed (e.g. replacement of 10 single-pane windows)
- the U-factor rating from the manufacturer label of each window/door
- the window/door model number
- the reference number from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) or Certified Products Directory (CPD) number provided by one of the following certifying bodies:
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
- Intertek Canada (Intertek)
- Labtest Certification (LC)
- QAI Laboratories (QAI)
- National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC)
- See a sample invoice for doors and windows.
- a photo of each installed product's label showing the U-Factor, certification body, and NRCan reference number or CPD number (See a sample label here.)
- 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
For advice on options and incentives for energy-efficiency upgrades for homes, contact the CleanBC Energy Coach. Energy Coaches are trained energy-efficiency specialists who provide building-science based information about the options and opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your home or building. Note: FortisBC is not responsible for any advice provided by the energy coach.
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.
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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
Window and door rebates