The Home Renovation Rebate and CleanBC Better Homes Rebate Program have updated their efficiency requirements for heat pumps, starting January 1, 2023. The new requirements accept products tested under both HSPF/SEER and HSPF2/SEER2 testing standards. The minimum program requirements for HSPF and SEER are as follows: HSPF ≥10.00 or HSPF2 ≥8.5, SEER ≥16.00 or SEER2 ≥15.2. A list of qualifying heat pump products can be found on the heat pump qualified product list.
Homeowners in Surrey, BC can take advantage of these rebates and receive up to $7,000 in combined rebates for replacing their current electric heating system with a heat pump. This includes up to $2,000 from BC Hydro and up to $5,000 from the Canada Greener Homes Grant.
Heat pumps are a more efficient alternative to traditional heating systems as they move heat from one place to another, rather than converting fuel or electricity into heat. There are different heat pump options available for homeowners, including ductless mini-split, ductless multi-split, and central ducted heat pumps. The rebates available for each option vary from $1,000 to $2,000.
To be eligible for the rebates, the heat pump must be listed on the rebate-eligible heat pump list, replace a primary electric heating system, and be sufficiently sized to function as the primary heating system for the home. The installation of the heat pump must be completed by a Home Performance Contractor Network (HPCN) member, with both the indoor and outdoor units being new and in good working order.
Homeowners who switch from natural gas, oil, or propane heating systems could be eligible for up to $11,000 in combined heat pump rebates. To receive the rebates, the application and all supporting documents, including the invoice, must be submitted within six months of the invoice date. To ensure eligibility, it is important to review the eligibility criteria and installation requirements.
Now is a great time for homeowners in Surrey, BC to upgrade to a heat pump and take advantage of the current rebates being offered. Contact Energy Werx BC for more information on heat pumps and how to apply for the rebates.