Homeowners in Campbell River, BC have the opportunity to take advantage of heat pump rebates and upgrade their electric heating system to a more energy-efficient option. Effective January 1, 2023, the Home Renovation Rebate and CleanBC Better Homes Rebate Program will accept heat pumps tested under both HSPF/SEER and HSPF2/SEER2 standards. The minimum program requirements are HSPF ≥10.00 or HSPF2 ≥8.5 and SEER ≥16.00 or SEER2 ≥15.2.
You could be eligible for up to $7,000 in combined rebates for installing a heat pump, including $2,000 from BC Hydro and up to $5,000 from the federal Canada Greener Homes Grant. A heat pump operates differently from other heating systems by transferring heat instead of directly converting fuel or electricity into heat, making it a more efficient choice.
There are several options for heat pumps, including ductless mini-split, ductless multi-split, and central ducted, with rebates ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Combining with the federal rebate program and switching from natural gas, oil, or propane heating systems can increase your rebate amount up to $11,000.
To be eligible for the rebates, the heat pump must be listed on the rebate-eligible list and replace your current primary electric heating system. It must also be installed by a licensed contractor and meet installation requirements, such as the Heat Pump Best Practices Installation Guide. You must submit your rebate application and invoice within six months of the invoice date.
Take advantage of this opportunity and make the switch to a more energy-efficient heat pump with rebates available through Energy Werx BC. Upgrade your home and see the savings on your energy bill while helping the environment.