Current available rebates
At Norm’s Plumbing and Heating, we strive to help customers learn about the latest rebates, credits and incentives to save you money. There are abundant ways to for homeowners to earn money back on high efficiency products. We specialize in knowing which products are right for your home, and have up to date knowledge on the rebates associated with those products.
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Discover numerous grants and rebates, yielding thousands of dollars, by transitioning to a heat pump! British Columbia residents have access to a multitude of renovation and heat pump incentives, making it challenging to stay updated on the available options.
These BC Heat Pump Rebates originate from diverse sources, including BC Hydro, Fortis BC, the federal government, local municipalities, and other governmental entities. Occasionally, even heat pump manufacturers offer rebates.
Preemptive research (though unnecessary as we’ve undertaken it for you!) can lead to substantial rebates when making the switch from fossil fuels to a more efficient and environmentally friendly choice like a heat pump.
On this page, we’ve compiled information to assist you in determining your eligibility for heat pump rebates. Eligibility depends on your chosen heating and cooling solution, your current system, your location, and your combined household income.
Below is a comprehensive overview of the various rebates you can access when you decide to upgrade your home’s heating and cooling system. These incentives are designed to make your transition to a more efficient and environmentally friendly heating solution even more rewarding. By taking advantage of these offerings, you’re not only enhancing your home’s comfort and energy efficiency but also tapping into valuable savings opportunities that contribute to a greener future.
The rebates above apply to anyone in BC, while the municipal top-ups below are only available to certain municipalities, as in the chart below:
Electric Heat Pump Space Heating Top-Up
Electrical Service Upgrade Top-Up
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Top-Up
|Must be converting from fossil fuel space heating system to qualify, see below for details.||Must be converting from a fossil fuel water heating system to qualify, see below for details.|
|City of Vancouver Fully Subscribed||$4,000*||$1,500||$1,000|
|City of North Vancouver**||$2,000||$500||$1,000|
|District of North Vancouver** Nearly Subscribed||$2,000||$1,500||$350|
|District of West Vancouver Nearly Subscribed||$2,000|
|City of New Westminster Nearly Subscribed||$350|
|City of Kamloops||$350||$500||$350|
|Resort Municipality of Whistler||$350||$500||$1,000|
|City of Kelowna||$2,000|
|District of Saanich Fully Subscribed||$350||$500||$350|
|District of Central Saanich||$350||$350|
|District of North Saanich||$350|
|Town of Sidney||$350||$500||$350|
|Town of View Royal Nearly Subscribed||$350|
|City of Nanaimo Nearly Subscribed||$350||$500||$350|
|City of Powell River||$350||$500||$350|
|City of Campbell River Nearly Subscribed||$350|
|District of North Cowichan||$350||$500||$350|
|City of Duncan Nearly Subscribed||$350||$500||$350|
|Comox Valley Regional District Fully Subscribed||$350||$500|
|District of Squamish||$350|
|City of Coquitlam Fully Subscribed||$350||$500||$350|
|City of Chilliwack||$2,000||$1,000||$1,500|
|City of Port Moody||$350||$350||$500|
Note that the municipal top-ups can run out at any time. Each municipality has a pool of money, and when the money runs out, so do the top-up rebates.
You can also take advantage of Group Purchase Rebates, which are specifically tailored for groups of homeowners who collaborate to promote upgrades within their community. These rebates extend to groups ranging from 2 to 30 homes, offering participants the opportunity to earn as much as $500 for each upgrade made. This initiative not only rewards individual homeowners but also fosters a collective commitment to sustainable and energy-efficient practices. By joining forces with fellow homeowners, you not only amplify the benefits of upgrading your home’s heating and cooling system but also contribute to a more environmentally conscious neighborhood.
To qualify for these grants, your heat pump installation must be conducted by a licensed professional and your chosen unit must be listed among the eligible products featured on the official Government of Canada home retrofit page. These grants not only contribute to the cost of your upgrades but also promote energy efficiency and sustainable practices for a greener home.
View more information for the Federal Heat Pump Grants from Canada Greener Homes.
Family in Nanaimo Switching from Natural Gas heating and upgading their electrical panel. $6000 CleanBC, $5000 Canada Greener Homes Grant, $350 City of Nanaimo Top up, $500 CleanBC Panel Upgrade, $500 City of Nanaimo.
Panel Upgrade. $12350
Family in Nanaimo Switching from OIL with a new electrical panel and is income qualified.
$9500 CleanBC, $10000 Canada Greener Homes plus $350.
Panel upgrade. $14000
Another option to consider is the Income Qualified Program, which hinges on the collective income of all adults in the household and the total number of residents. Depending on eligibility, this program has the potential to offset as much as 95% of the upgrade expenses, providing a significant financial boost for your home improvement endeavors.
Should you wish, you can contact a BC Energy Coach who will guide you through the specifics of each program and provide recommendations regarding the rebates accessible to you. Reach out at 1-844-881-9790.
BC Hydro presents attractive rebates for the enhancement of your system to an air-source heat pump. The amount you receive in rebates, which could be substantial, depends on your location and the heating system you opt for.
To be eligible for the rebates, it’s necessary for your heat pump to be installed by a contractor, like Norm’s Plumbing & Heating, that is registered with BC Hydro for heat pumps.