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Heat Pumps

Get up to $5,000
Greener Homes Grant

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for Heat Pumps

Heat Pump Grants

The Greener Homes Grant helps you pay for a new or replacement heat pump:

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Rebates

Air Source Heat Pumps

Heat pumps must be on the list of eligible products

To understand terms, see Definitions

ENERGY STAR Certified

HSPF ≥ 10 in Zone 4

  • Two supply outlets:

    • $2,500​

  • Three or more supply outlets:

    • $4,000

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Cold-Climate Heat Pump

COP ≥ 1.8 at -15 °C

HSPF ≥ 10 in Zone 4

  • Two supply outlets:

    • $2,500​

  • Three or more supply outlets:

    • $5,000

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For details, see government website​

Air Source Heat Pump

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Heat pumps must be on the list of eligible products

To understand terms, see Definitions

Ground Source Heat Pump

Must meet Energy Efficiency Regulations

  • Full system, including underground water source

    • $5,000

  • Heat pump unit only

    • $3,000

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For details, see government website​

Ground Source Heat Pump

Heat Pump Water Heaters

Heat pumps must be on the list of eligible products

To understand terms, see Definitions

ENERGY STAR Certified

  • Replace your water heater with a domestic heat pump water heater

    • $1,000

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For details, see government website​

Hot Water Heat Pump

Questions

Does my existing fuel type matter?

No, you will be qualified for the same rebate amount regardless of your existing fuel type.

If I have a secondary suite am I still eligible?

Yes, however you are required to heat the suite with the same system or a secondary qualified heat pump system.

Can I have a furnace as a back up system?

Yes, dual-fuel systems are eligible for rebates. However, you must confirm that all components of the dual-fuel system are rated and tested together. We are happy to review system information to check eligibility before you have them installed.

Can I also claim the provincial rebates?

Yes, for more information see our page on provincial heat pump rebates.

Definitions

Air source heat pump (ASHP): the most common type of heat pump, air-source units are entirely above ground.

Cold-climate heat pump (ccASHP): an air-source heat pump that operates efficiently at cold temperatures. Units are typically rated for -15C to -30C.

Ground source heat pump (GSHP): require an accompanying network of underground pipes. Ground source units require a large land footprint to install and may not be suitable for all property types.

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How to Apply
Greener Homes Grant

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Confirm eligibility

Use the official criteria, or by speaking with our team.

Step 1

Create your application

Begin your online application here

  1. Select HomeStep.ca as your service provider to conduct the EnerGuide evaluation.

  2. Provide your property tax roll number & your government ID

 

Tip: your tax roll number can be found on BC Assessment.

Step 2

Book your evaluation

Once you have selected HomeStep.ca you are automatically added to our waitlist.

If you have finished creating your application you are ready to book your in-person energy evaluation

We will also contact you directly once your application appears in our waitlist.

Step 3

Pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation

You must complete a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation before beginning the retrofits to be eligible for the grant.

An energy advisor performs the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, to measure the efficiency of your home. The evaluation is in-person and takes 1-2 hours. The advisor can provide upgrade guidance at this time.

Step 4

Optional: Interest-free loan

A $40,000 interest-free loan from the Government of Canada to help pay for your renovation. For more information, see Greener Homes Loan.

Step 4B

Retrofit your home

After the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is complete, you will be provided a report with the results and our recommendations. After review, you can decide which retrofits work best for you.

Step 5

Post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation

Book a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, and submit the required documents online or by mail. Once complete, your new EnerGuide label will show you how much more energy-efficient your home has become.

Step 6

Request and receive your grant

You will be asked to confirm your total grant amount, which will cover part of your retrofits cost and the cost of the energy advisor. After confirmation, you will receive a cheque by mail within 30 business days.

Step 7

For details, see government website​

How to Apply

$40,000 Interest-Free
Greener Homes Loan

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Interest-free loans of up to $40,000 are available from the Government of Canada to help homeowners pay for the cost of retrofits.

 

The Canada Greener Homes Loan works alongside the Greener Homes Grant program.

With a 10 year, interest-free repayment term, homeowners may opt in to the loan when pursuing retrofits like insulation, heat pumps, solar panels, and more.

Energy advisors play a key part in the delivery of the loan.

Booking an energy evaluation is a requirement to qualify for the loan.

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