Home renovation bonus rebates

High-efficiency upgrades such as insulation, windows and doors, space and water heating and fireplaces can help you reduce your ongoing energy costs and improve the comfort of your home. And when you make two or more eligible upgrades, you could get a bonus rebate.

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.

Eligibility

  1. The home must have:
    • a residential FortisBC natural gas account (except for strata unit owners installing EnerChoice® fireplaces) and/or
    • a residential FortisBC or municipal electricity account of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro
  2. If the registered owner of the property where upgrades were made is not the utility account holder (e.g. landlord/tenant) the owner must have the account holder complete the Utility Account Holder Consent form.
  3. The home must be a year-round primary residence at least 12 months old and be either a single-family, duplex, triplex, row home, townhouse or mobile home on a permanent foundation. New construction, reconstructions, additions and garage upgrades are not eligible. Apartments and condos are eligible for fireplace rebates only.
  4. Applications must be submitted within six months of the paid invoice date.
  5. Rebates cannot exceed the paid cost on the invoice.
  6. Only one rebate per home for a primary space heating system and a water heater is allowed.1

Additional eligibility requirements for each upgrade apply.

Review the terms and conditions

Rebate details

Choose two or more eligible upgrades from the list below to be eligible for the two-upgrade bonus rebate of $300. If you hire a program-qualified energy advisor to perform an pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide®* home evaluation and make three or more upgrades you could be eligible for up to $2,300 in rebates. Note: only one bonus is available per home; either the two-upgrade bonus or the home energy improvement bonus.

*EnerGuide is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada.

Choose eligible upgrades

See individual rebate pages for full details and requirements for each upgrade: 


Upgrade Rebate Requirements
Two-upgrade bonus $300
  • No home evaluation required.
  • Make two bonus-eligible upgrades from the list above, with the noted restrictions. Each appliance type can only count toward the bonus once (e.g. two fireplaces count as one).
  • Bonus eligible upgrades must be completed within 18 months of each other.
  • Applications must to be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date for the individual upgrades.
Pre-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation $200
  • Have a program-qualified energy advisor perform a pre and post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation.
  • A pre-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation must be completed before a post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation.
  • The pre-upgrade evaluation rebate application and supporting documentation must be submitted within six months of the date of the evaluation.
  • The post-upgrade evaluation must be completed within 18 months of the pre-upgrade evaluation.
  • A copy of the pre-upgrade EnerGuide homeowner information sheet and/or post-upgrade EnerGuide homeowner information sheet is required.
Post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation $100
Home energy improvement bonus $20 per 1% improvement in your home’s EnerGuide rating, minimum $750 up to $2,000
  • Have a program-qualified energy advisor perform a pre and post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation.1
  • Install three or more bonus-eligible upgrades from the list above, with the noted restrictions. Each appliance type* can only count toward the bonus once (e.g. two fireplaces count as one upgrade).

    *excludes combination systems

  • Receive $20 per 1% improvement in your home’s EnerGuide rating from the pre-upgrade evaluation (ex. 40% improvement x $20 = $800) for a minimum rebate of $750 up to $2,000.
  • The home evaluation rebate application and supporting documentation must be submitted within six months of the date of the evaluation.
  • The home energy improvement bonus cannot be combined with the two-upgrade bonus.

1Ensure your post-upgrade home evaluation occurs within 18 months of your pre-upgrade evaluation.

How to apply

  1. Decide what eligible upgrades are best suited for your home and budget with help from your program-qualified energy advisor and/or contractor.
  2. Apply online for individual upgrades and bonuses within six months of completing your installations 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:
      - purchase date
      - make
      - model
      - installaton permit numbers (if applicable)

      See the pre and post EnerGuide evaluation sample invoice and supplementary documentation requirements for more details on what to include with your rebate application:
  3. If you’re not the utility account holder (e.g. property is a rental), have the account holder complete the consent form.
  4. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.

Start your rebate application

Note: the rebate application link takes you to Account login. Once you’ve registered and/or logged in you can start your rebate application.

For tips on using the online rebate application, read our how-to guide.

Third-party offers and services

CleanBC

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.

Additional resources

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. Learn more about the health risks of radon and home testing and mitigation.

Best practice guide for air sealing and insulation retrofits

Insulation must be installed in accordance with the BC Housing’s Best practice guide for air sealing and insulation retrofits.

We’re here to help

If you have questions, contact us online or call us at:

Natural gas customers - 1-855-909-2329
Electricity customers - 1-855-909-2331

This program is funded in part, by the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.

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Rebate bundle: Home renovations

Window and door rebates

Heat pump rebate

Heat pump water heater rebate

Home renovation bonus rebates

Insulation rebates

Natural gas boiler and combination heating and hot water system rebates

Natural gas fireplace rebate

Natural gas furnace rebates

Natural gas water heater rebate

Install two or more eligible energy-efficiency upgrades (boiler and combination system rebates count as two upgrades) and you could qualify for home renovation bonus rebates from $300 to $2,000.