Combination Space and Water Heat Pump
The Home Renovation Rebate and EfficiencyBC Program is offering a rebate of up to $3,000 for installing a combination space and water heat pump system.
Review the highlights of the program below, or visit: https://efficiencybc.ca/incentives/combination-space-and-water-heat-pump/
According to EfficiencyBC:
- Up to $3,000 incentives are available if you are fuel switching both your fossil fuel water heater and fossil fuel space heating (pre-approval required).
- If you are on electric water heating and fossil fuel space heating, you may be eligible for $3,000 (pre-approval required).
- If you are on fossil fuel water heating and electric space heating, you are only eligible for the electric heat pump water heater incentive. If the product is on the eligible heat pump water heater list then no pre-approval required, if it is not, then pre-approval is required.
- Select municipalities have Municipal Offers of up to an additional $2000 that can be accessed only when converting from fossil fuel heating (natural gas, oil, or propane) to an electric air-source heat pump.
If you receive $2,000 in program incentives for this measure (not including municipal top-up), then your combination space and hot water system upgrade can count as one upgrade towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus. If you receive $3,000 in program incentives for this measure (not including municipal top-up), then your combination space and hot water system upgrade can count as two upgrades towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus.
- The heat pump must be installed on or after September 28, 2018.
- You must be a residential FortisBC electric, municipal electric or BC Hydro customer.
- You must live in an eligible home.
- The home must have a minimum of 12 months of consecutive utility billing history.
- The heating system must serve the main living area.
- The heat pump must become the primary heating system of the home.
- All fossil fuel heating equipment must be removed or decommissioned.
- The primary back up system must not be natural gas, oil or propane. Homes with a natural gas or propane fireplaces are eligible if the fireplace is a secondary heating system.