Rebate bundle: Home renovations

Door & window 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.

Insulation rebates

Adding or upgrading insulation is a cost-effective renovation to increase the energy efficiency and comfort of your home all year round. 

Eligibility

  1. You must be either:
    1. a residential FortisBC natural gas and/or BC Hydro customer
    2. a residential FortisBC or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro
  2. The home must be a single-family, duplex, row, townhouse or mobile home on a permanent foundation.

Review all the terms and conditions.

Rebate details  

Upgrade locationRebateMinimum R-value added1
Attic - flat and cathedral ceiling

$0.02 x square feet x R-value, up to $900

R12
Exterior wall cavities

$0.09 x square feet x R-value, up to $1,200

R12
Exterior wall sheathing

$0.09 x square feet x R-value, up to $1,200

R3.8
Basement/crawlspace walls

$0.09 x square feet x R-value, up to $1,200

R10
Other - exposed floor or floor over basement/crawlspace

$0.07 x square feet x R-value, up to $1,000

R20

Other requirements for insulation rebates

  • Insulation products must meet the applicable Canadian national thermal insulation standards. Only products with Canadian thermal resistivity values (R-values) provided by the manufacturer are accepted. “System values” or values of materials not tested to Canadian national thermal insulation standards cannot be used for determining the amount of insulation added.
  • Batt, loose fill, board and spray foam are eligible insulation types.
  • Insulation must be installed by a contractor with a valid BC business licence.
  • Insulation must be installed in accordance with BC Housing’s Best practice guide for air sealing and insulation retrofits.
  • If there are any issues with pest infestations or rodent tunnels in insulation, they must be remediated before receiving the rebate.

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 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 the purchase date, make, model and installation permit numbers (if applicable).

      Invoices for insulation rebate applications should indicate the location(s) of installation, type of insulation (batt, loose fill, board or spray foam), the R-value of new insulation added and the total amount of insulation added in square feet. See a sample invoice for insulation.
    • If you’re not the utility account holder (e.g. property is a rental), have the account holder complete the consent form.
  3. Allow up to 90 days to process your application.

Third-party offers & services

EfficiencyBC

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.
  • Program Registered Contractors for Insulation who have completed training with FortisBC and BC Hydro on industry best practices for installing insulation and our rebate program requirements are listed on EfficiencyBC’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.

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

For questions about home renovation rebates, email homerebates@consumer-response.com or call 1-877-740-0055.



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

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1The R-value of existing or removed insulation does not count toward a rebate. Rebates are calculated based on the R-value of the new insulation added only.