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Energy Rebates

Energy Rebates for Home Comfort Upgrades

Upgrade your home's heating and energy systems everywhere in Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Ladysmith, Chemainus and Nanaimo while saving money with our available rebates. Municipal top-ups are available for certain upgrades, making it even more affordable to enhance your home's efficiency and comfort. Read on to discover the rebates you may qualify for:


Heat Pumps

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump or Ductless Multi-Split Heat Pump


Up to $6,000

Tier 1 Central Ducted Heat Pump or Tier 2 Central Ducted Heat Pump


$1,200 - $6,000

Dual Fuel Ducted Heat Pump



Air-to-Water Heat Pump


Up to $3,000

Combined Space and Hot Water Air-to-Water Heat Pump



Electrical Service Upgrade



Municipal top-ups are available for certain heat pump upgrades.

Water Heating

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater


Municipal top-ups are available, $1,000


Up to $2,000

Municipal top-ups are not available for building envelope upgrades.


Bonus and Special Offers

Participants can receive either the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus, but not both.

Two Upgrade Bonus



Home Energy Improvement Bonus


Up to $2,000

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Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for these rebates, the following requirements must be met:


  • The home must be a year-round primary residence that is at least 12 months old.

  • You must have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility.

  • The home must fall into one of the following types: single-family home, secondary suite in a single-family home, permanently fixed mobile home, or duplex/triplex/townhome.

  • Your home must be primarily heated with electricity, oil, propane, or wood.

Please note that you may be eligible for one primary space heating system rebate per home. Contact an Energy Coach if you have any questions or need further assistance. Upgrade your home today and enjoy improved comfort while benefiting from valuable rebates.

Energy Savings Compared to Baseboard and Oil Furnace Heating


Ductless heat pumps offer substantial energy savings when compared to traditional baseboard and oil furnace heating systems.

Additional Heating Grants for Canadian Homeowners

Federal Canada Heating Grant

If your home is currently heated by oil, and your household falls at or below the median household after-tax income, you may qualify for the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program. This federal grant offers an upfront payment of up to $10,000 to support the switch from oil heating to new, energy-efficient heat pumps.

The Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program is designed to assist Canadian homeowners in transitioning from oil heating to electric heat by installing a cold climate air source heat pump system. This environmentally friendly switch not only helps save thousands of dollars on annual heating bills but also contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Program Details:

Hybrid cold climate heat pump systems (central ducted heat pumps paired with an oil, gas, or propane-fired furnace) are not eligible under this program.

What's Available Through the Program:

Up to $10,000 for the purchase and installation of eligible cold climate air source heat pump systems.

Funding may cover necessary electrical and mechanical upgrades for the new heat pump, safe removal of the oil tank, installation of a backup electric heating system (as required) and switching over other oil-using household systems like a water heater (where necessary).

Upfront Payment:

Upon approval of your application, you will receive a cheque. This means you'll receive your funds in advance of having to pay for any related costs.

Learn more about energy rebate offers at CleanBC Better Homes.

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