Grants & Rebates

BC Heat Pump Grants and Rebates

Provincial Rebates

Don’t let the sometimes complicated grants and rebates process deter you from making the right decision about a new heat pump system.

We’ve prepared a quick and easy guide for you to download:

In the meantime, here’s a quick online reference to the rebates and grants available in BC for heat pump upgrades.

Existing primary heating system (before upgrade)Rebates AvailableMore details below on these tables:
Natural GasUp to $6000A
ElectricUp to $2000B
Oil or PropaneUp to $6000C
Wood or Solid FuelUp to $2000D

Important Notes:
A primary heating system is permanently installed or hardwired, and must serve at least 50% or the home and be able to maintain 21 degrees Celsius for the entire heating system. Space heating rebates are not available for customers upgrading from an existing primary heating system of a gas fireplace

Existing primary heating system: Natural gas furnace, boiler, or combination heating and hot water system
Primary Heating System After Upgrade:
ADuctless mini-split heat pump HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2** or Ductless multi-split heat pump HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2** ** a variable speed compressor is requiredCentral ducted heat pump (Tier 2) HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2Dual fuel ducted heat pump (Natural gas back-up) HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2** **Variable speed compressor is not required
Rebate amount$3,000 - CleanBC +$3,000 BC Hydro top up rebate$3,000 - CleanBC +$3,000 BC Hydro top up rebate$3,000
Rebate ProviderBC Hydro & CleanBCBC Hydro & CleanBCCleanBC
Qualifying modelsbchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumpsbchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumpsbchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumps
Rebate Applicationbchydro.com/homerebatesbchydro.com/homerebatesbchydro.com/homerebates
Key Requirements
  • Must remove fossil fuel system
  • Customers only need to complete one application to receive both the CleanBC and BC Hydro rebates.
  • Ductless mini-split heat pumps can be installed in an eligible home that is 1,200 square feet or less.
  • Homes over 1,200 square feet must install a multi-split heat pump or a central ducted heat pump.
  • Must have a minimum capacity of 12,000 BTU (1 Ton) Must have a variable speed compressor
  • Must remove fossil fuel system
  • Customers only need to complete one application to receive both the CleanBC and BC Hydro rebates.
  • Must have a minimum capacity of 12,000 BTU (1 Ton)
  • Must have a variable speed compressor
  • Back-up must be a natural gas furnace
  • Must remove or modify fossil fuel system
  • Must have a minimum capacity of 12,000 BTU (1 Ton)
  • Variable speed compressor not required
  • Must complete heat load calculation
  • Outdoor temperature switchover control must be set to the program required temperatures

Important Notes:
Important notes: Dual fuel systems are only eligible provided: The load calculation uses program-approved methodology. Approved methodology can be found at https://betterhomesbc.ca/faqs/heat-load-calculations/.

The thermostat, outdoor temperature switch-over control is set to the following region-specific temperatures for the duration of the product lifetime:
a. Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island regions: 5oC.
b. Southern Interior and Northern BC: 2oC.

The AHRI certified reference number for dual fuel systems must show the outdoor unit, indoor unit and furnace.

Existing primary heating system: Hard-wired electric systems(eg. baseboards, radiant ceiling, radiant floors, furnace)
Primary Heating System After Upgrade
BDuctless mini-split heat pump HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or,
HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2 or Ductless multi-split heat pump
HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2
Central ducted
heat pump
(Tier 1) (HSPF ≥
8.50 SEER ≥ 15)
Central ducted heat pump (Tier 2) HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2
Rebate amount$1,000 (mini-split and multi-split systems)$1,200 (Mini-split)
$2,000 (Multi-split)
$1,200$2000$2,000
Rebate ProviderBC HydroFortisBC ElectricFortisBC ElectricBC HydroFortisBC Electric
Qualifying modelsbchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumpsfortisbc.com/rebates/home/air-source-heat-pump-rebatefortisbc.com/rebates/home/air-source-heat-pump-rebatebchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumpsfortisbc.com/rebates/home/air-source-heat-pump-rebate
Rebate Applicationbchydro.com/homerebatesfortisbc.com/homerebatesfortisbc.com/ airsourceheatpumpbchydro.com/homerebatesfortisbc.com/homerebates
Key Requirements
  • One indoor unit (head) must serve a main living area(Family room, living room, or open-concept kitchen-living room)
  • Ductless mini-split systems can be installed in an eligible home that is 1,200 square feet or less.
  • Homes over 1,200 square feet must install a multi-split heat pump or a central ducted heat pump.
  • Must have a minimum capacity of 12,000 BTU (1 Ton)
  • Must have a variable speed compressor

  • Tier 1 rebate of $1,200 offered only to FortisBC Electric customers
  • Must have a minimum capacity of 12,000 BTU (1 Ton)
  • Central ducted heat pump (Tier 2) systems must have a variable speed compressor
Existing primary heating system: Oil or propane furnace or boiler
Primary Heating System After Upgrade
CDuctless mini-split heat pump HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2 or Ductless multi-split heat pump HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2Central ducted heat pump (Tier 2) HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2Dual fuel ducted heat pump (Natural gas back-up) HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2
Rebate amount$3,000 - CleanBC
+$3,000 BC Hydro top up rebate
$3,000 - CleanBC
+$3,000 BC Hydro top up rebate
$3,000
Rebate ProviderBC Hydro & CleanBCBC Hydro & CleanBCCleanBC
Qualifying modelsbchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumpsbchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumpsbchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumps
Rebate Applicationbchydro.com/homerebatesbchydro.com/homerebatesbchydro.com/homerebates
Key Requirements
  • Must remove fossil fuel system
  • Ductless mini-split systems can be installed in an eligible home that is 1,200 square feet or less.
  • Must have a minimum capacity of 12,000 BTU (1 Ton)
  • Must have a variable speed compressor

  • Must remove fossil fuel system
  • Must have a minimum capacity of 12,000 BTU (1 Ton)
  • Must have a variable speed compressor
  • Back-up must be a propane furnace(2)
  • Must remove or modify fossil fuel system
  • Must have a minimum capacity of 12,000 BTU (1 Ton)
  • Variable speed compressor not required
  • Must complete heat load calculation(1)
  • Outdoor temperature switch-over control must be set to the program required temperatures(1)

Important notes:
Dual fuel systems are only eligible provided:
i. The load calculation uses program-approved methodology. Approved methodology can be found at: https://betterhomesbc.ca/faqs/heat-load-calculations/.
ii. The thermostat, outdoor temperature switch-over control is set to the following region-specific temperatures for the duration of the product lifetime:
a. Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island regions: 5oC.
b. Southern Interior and Northern BC: 2oC.

Existing primary heating system: Wood or solid fuel
Primary Heating System After Upgrade
DDuctless mini-split heat pump HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2 or Ductless multi-split heat pump HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2Central ducted heat pump (Tier 2) HSPF ≥ 10, SEER ≥ 16, or, HSPF2 ≥ 8.5, SEER2 ≥ 15.2
Rebate amount$1,000$2,000
Rebate ProviderCleanBCCleanBC
Qualifying modelsbchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumpsbchydro.com/qualifyingheatpumps
Rebate Applicationbchydro.com/homerebatesbchydro.com/homerebates
Key Requirements
  • Before and after photos of the wood or solid fuel heating system if it is being removed.
  • If the wood or solid fuel heating system is being retained, a copy of an inspection report completed by a Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. (WETT)-certified professional. The inspection report must be dated within the 12 month period before or 6 month period following the date of the heat pump installation invoice.
  • Must have a minimum capacity of 12,000 BTU (1 Ton)
  • Must have a variable speed compressor > Ductless mini-split systems can be installed in an eligible home that is 1,200 square feet or less.

Income Qualified Programs

There are two income-qualified programs available, a Federal program and a Provincial program.

ProgramRebates Available
Federal Program
Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program
Up to $10,000 up front - for the purchase and install of a cold climate air source heat pump system.
Provincial Program
CleanBC Income Qualified Program
Up to $9,500 off the purchase and installation of an eligible heat pump system

Important Notes:

  • You must meet all criteria for these programs to be eligible
  • Your qualifying amount may vary, this is dependent on income level Applications MUST be completed prior to installation

Federal Program

Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program

For the purchase and install of eligible heat pump systems, and any of the following eligible work (related to its installation):

  • Necessary electrical and mechanical upgrades (for the new heat pump system)
  • The safe removal of your oil tank
  • Installation of a back-up electric heating system (as required)
  • Switching over other oil-using household systems, such as a hot water heater (where necessary)

Eligibility:

  • Your household income qualifies as median or below, after taxes (defined by Statistics Canada)
  • Your home is an eligible property type
  • You heat your home with oil
  • You have recent receipts for the purchase of at least 500L of heating oil from the last 12 months
  • You have not already received money as part of the Canada Greener Homes Grant or loan
  • You are able to complete the work within 6 months of receiving upfront payment
  • Your home is connected to a North American electricity grid
  • This funding can be combined with additional financial assistance from other existing federal, provincial, territorial, and utility programs

Learn more: https://natural-resources.canada.ca/energy-efficiency/homes/canada-greener-homes-initiative/oil-heat-pump-affordability-program/24775https://natural-resources.canada.ca/energy- efficiency/homes/canada-greener-homes-initiative/24831

Provincial Program

BC Hydro & Clean BC

Eligible homeowners may receive enhanced rebates that cover 60-95% of home upgrade costs. Eligibility codes received after April 1, 2024 are valid for upgrades completed within 12 months of the participants approval date.

Free energy coaching, virtual energy assessments, and support in multiple languages available to help decide which home upgrades are best for you.

Eligibility:

  • Home must be year round residence (that is at least 12 months old)
  • Must have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility
  • Property must have a total assessed value at or under $1,230,000 in the BC assessment listing for the address of the applicants home in the year of registration
  • If you currently rent the home, a landlord consent form needs to accompany your application
  • You must pre-register and receive an eligibility code before completing the upgrade
  • Upgrade must be completed by an Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor
  • Rebates can not exceed cost of invoice
  • This funding can be combined with additional financial assistance from other existing federal, provincial, territorial, and utility programs

Learn more: https://www.betterhomesbc.ca/rebates/income-qualified/

Next Steps:

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    Email a signed copy of your quote with your choices selected to info@thermotec.ca
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    Send through a deposit. The office staff at Thermo Tec can help you with payment options and deposit information. 250-334-7782 or info@thermotec.ca
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    Complete your registration for any grants and rebates you are applying for. These applications are not completed by Thermo Tec Mechanical and must be completed by the homeowner/resident to confirm eligibility

Thermo Tec will be in touch with an install date. If you have any questions or if you need any additional information in the meantime please do not hesitate to reach out to 250-334-7782 or info@thermotec.ca.

Please note that Thermo Tec Mechanical is not able to guarantee the eligibility or the final value for any rebates or grants. These programs are at the sole discretion of the providing party (provincial government, federal government, municipal government or utility provider.)

It is the sole responsibility of the homeowner residents to confirm that their property meets requirements for any grants or rebates.