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There are several rebate programs available for individuals looking to upgrade or replace their heating systems. These B.C. rebate programs are designed to encourage the adoption of energy-efficient heating systems and reduce the environmental impact of energy consumption.
The available rebate programs vary depending on the location and heating system being upgraded or replaced. The rebate programs available in Metro Vancouver include Greener Home, CleaningBC, BC Hydro, City, and IQP. The rebates offered by these programs depend on factors such as the type of heating system, efficiency levels, and the overall cost of the upgrade or replacement.
At our company, we understand that navigating the different rebate programs and determining which one is the most suitable for your needs can be a challenge. That’s why we offer full assistance to our clients in identifying the most appropriate rebate program for their specific situation and apply on their behalf, so as to make the process hassle free and efficient. We take the time to evaluate our clients’ needs and recommend the best rebate program available.
Canada Greener Homes Grant - up to $5,600 available
The program, started in 2021, called Canada Greener Homes Grants, will be worth $2.6 billion over the next seven years (until 2028, or whenever it is used up). Homeowners would be allowed to get up to $5,000 for energy-efficient retrofits to their main homes, as well as another $600 to help with home energy evaluations.
We help you through the entire rebate process, and we’ve linked the program’s official webpage below.
If any of the following conditions applies, you are ineligible for this grant:
– You are a landlord and rent out your property.
– You are a renter.
– You already started or completed your retrofits without first receiving an EnerGuide home evaluation.
– Your home was built less than 6 months ago (but you can apply once your home is at least 6 months old).
– You have not moved into the home yet because you are renovating it, before making it your primary residence.
CleanBC program- up to $3,000 available
By applying for the CleanBC program, you could receive up to $3,000 in heat pump installation rebates. This rebate can be combined with the federal Greener Homes Grant and other available grants and rebates.
Please note that if you already have a heat pump, you are not eligible for CleanBC’s heat pump rebate. In such cases, only federal rebates are available.
CleanBC offers a rebate program provided by the Government of British Columbia, and it is available to homeowners, businesses, and other organizations to upgrade to energy-efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The program’s goal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the transition to a low-carbon economy. Eligible HVAC systems include high-efficiency furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers, with subsidies varying depending on the equipment type and efficiency rating. For instance, a homeowner may be eligible for up to $2,500 in rebates to upgrade to a high-efficiency furnace, or up to $4,000 in rebates to install a heat pump.
In addition to subsidies, the program also offers incentives for installing advanced control devices and duct sealing and provides free home energy assessments to identify potential energy-saving opportunities. To apply for the subsidies, homeowners need to submit a complete application form and proof of purchase and installation of new equipment. Businesses and other organizations can apply through participating contractors. CleanBC program availability is subject to government funding and may change at any time. Therefore, it’s essential to check the program’s official website regularly for the latest information and to confirm your equipment and installation eligibility.
BC Hydro Rebate- up to $3,000 available
The BC Hydro Power Smart program is designed to help residential customers in British Columbia save energy and money. Through a variety of rebates and programs, customers can access incentives for upgrading to energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, insulation, and windows. For example, customers can receive up to $1,000 in rebates for upgrading to an ENERGY STAR certified ductless mini-split heat pump system or up to $2,000 for upgrading to an ENERGY STAR certified central system.
In addition to rebates for HVAC upgrades, the Power Smart program also offers rebates for EV charging infrastructure, energy-efficient appliances, and water heaters. Customers can receive up to $350 for purchasing and installing a Level 2 EV charger, up to $100 for upgrading to an ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator or clothes washer, and up to $1,000 for upgrading to an ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heater.
To help customers identify areas for energy savings, the Power Smart program also provides free energy-saving kits and home assessments. These kits contain LED light bulbs, weatherstripping, and other items to help customers reduce their energy consumption. The home assessments provide a personalized report on a home’s energy use and suggest ways to improve energy efficiency.
Overall, the BC Hydro Power Smart program offers a range of options for residential customers to save energy and money, while also reducing their environmental impact.
CleanBC Commercial Express Program
The CleanBC Commercial Express Program is a rebate program designed to help commercial, institutional, and light industrial building owners and managers in British Columbia to undertake energy-efficient upgrades. The program is focused on offering pre-approved measures and standard incentives, making the process more accessible and streamlined.
The incentives provided under the program are available for a variety of measures, including lighting, HVAC, controls, and building envelope upgrades. Building owners and managers can receive up to $25,000 in incentives for each individual measure and up to $100,000 for multiple measures.
The goal of the program is to assist building owners and managers in reducing energy consumption, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the comfort level of their buildings. By doing so, businesses can save money on energy costs and reduce their environmental footprint.
The program is part of the CleanBC initiative, which aims to help BC become a leader in the low-carbon economy. Through the program, the government hopes to promote the adoption of energy-efficient technologies and practices, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also improving the competitiveness of local businesses.
In summary, the rebate options are divided into three levels: federal, provincial, and municipal.
– The Canada Greener Homes program is a federal subsidy with a maximum amount of $5,000 + $600 for the services of an Energy Advisor.
– In British Columbia, there are several provincial rebates available: BC Hydro & CleanBC Better Homes (up to $6,000), Group Purchase Rebate ($500), and the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund’s Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Program (up to $9,500)
– Low income families in BC could opt to choose the low-income rebate which would grant $9,500 which can be combined with the federal grant.
– Many municipality offers top-ups ranging from $350 (various cities & districts, as of May 17, 2023) to $2,000 (West Vancouver and North Vancouver, as of May 17, 2023).
Don’t delay, these rebates are all limited and some cities’ quotas have been completely filled, with City of Vancouver being the most recent, announced on May 15th, 2023.
We help you take care of the entire rebate from start to finish, saving you time and energy!
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