By Anthony Capkun
January 10, 2021 – British Columbia is doubling CleanBC Better Homes retrofit rebates for select home-heating and energy-efficiency upgrades “to support B.C.’s economic recovery and help British Columbians save on energy costs”.
Together with its partners, Minister Bruce Ralston says the government is helping British Columbians “[…] make their homes as efficient, comfortable and affordable as possible”.
“By doubling our support through CleanBC, we’re helping people improve the places they live with more incentives to make the switch to cleaner, more efficient technologies, and supporting good jobs across the province as we recover from Covid-19,” added Minister George Heyman.
Select residential rebates to switch to high-efficiency heating equipment, while saving energy and reducing greenhouse gases, have increased as follows until June 30, 2021:
• Double the rebate (now $6000) when switching from a fossil fuel heating system to a high-efficiency heat pump.
• Double the rebate (now $2000) when switching from a fossil fuel water heater to a heat pump water heater.
• Double the rebate (now $1000) for an electrical service upgrade when switching from a fossil fuel heating system to a heat pump.
• A $3000 rebate on an interest-free loan when switching from a fossil fuel heating system to a high-efficiency heat pump, and accessing the CleanBC low-interest financing program.
To participate, applicants must pre-register for a promo code by March 31, 2021, and complete their upgrades by June 30, 2021.
In addition to these limited-time offers, two new programs have launched to further assist British Columbians in constructing and renovating energy-efficient buildings:
The Better Homes New Construction Program offers builders thousands of dollars for new residential construction in accordance with the BC Energy Step Code, or for homes built with high-efficiency heat pumps. Administered by BC Hydro.
The Commercial Express Program provides financial incentives to builders who are retrofitting existing buildings, with a streamlined application process. Administered by BC Hydro.
Also, CLICK HERE to learn more about new, low-interest financing.