If you are doing an energy efficient renovation in your Vancouver home, now is the time to consider a heat pump.
Why is that?
The City of Vancouver and Efficiency BC have teamed up to offer rebates for heat pump installations. To help you take advantage of these rebates, we have put together information on what is available, who is eligible and how to apply.
Why Add a Heat Pump to Your Energy Efficient Renovation in Vancouver?
What uses the most energy in your home? Many people believe it is their fridge or computers; but, in truth, it is space heating. Therefore, if you are undertaking an energy efficient renovation of your Vancouver home, it is important to address your heating situation. A heat pump is an ideal solution as it is two to three times more efficient than other options. It will also make your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
How to Get a Rebate Up to $4,000 for Your Energy Efficient Renovation in Vancouver
If you are installing a mini-split or multi-split air source heat pump or a central system air source heat pump, you can apply for:
- $1,000 or $1,200 to replace an electric heating system with a mini-split or multi-split heat pump or central system heat pump
- $2,000 for replacing a propane, oil, or natural gas heating system with a mini-split or multi-split heat pump
- $2,000 for the installation of a variable speed air source central system heat pump
- An additional $2,000 for converting from fossil fuel heating to an electric air-source heat pump (only available in select municipalities)
To be eligible, your heat pump must be installed after September 27th, 2018. Depending on the rebate you are applying for, you may have to be a customer of various electric companies or provide utility billing history. Finally, you must have an eligible home for the rebate program. If you are not sure if your home qualifies, you can look through this list provided by Efficiency BC.
While we are highlighting the heat pump rebates today, there are other options for an energy efficient renovation of your Vancouver home. Therefore, before starting any large-scale renovation process, we suggest looking through the Efficiency BC site to see what other rebates and incentives you could qualify for.