Rebate bundle: Home renovations
Heat pump rebate
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.
- 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.
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. See the terms and conditions for full requirements for each type of heat pump upgrade.
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)
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 program-qualified energy advisor and/or contractor.
- Apply online within six months of completing your installation 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 (not required for air source heat pump – central system (Tier 1))
- for variable speed central systems (Tier 2) with a fossil fuel (natural gas, oil or propane) backup heating system, indicate the switch-over temperature of the thermostat, outdoor temperature switch-over control or equipment control board (e.g. switch-over temperature set-point: 0 °C)
- If you’re not the utility account holder (e.g. property is a rental), have the account holder complete the consent form.
- Allow up to 90 days to process your application.
Third-party offers & services
EfficiencyBC is a free service offered by City Green Solutions, a third-party, non-profit organization. It provides homeowners and contractors with information on energy-efficiency upgrades for homes, including:
- Rebates from your local municipality and the Government of BC.
- Energy Coach advice on options and incentives for saving energy. Note: FortisBC is not responsible for any advice provided by the energy coach.
We’re here to help
For questions about home renovation rebates, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-740-0055.
This program is funded in part, by the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.