Vancouver tops up rebate to switch from fossil fuel

Vancouver is offering residents an additional $2,000 or $6,000 rebate to switch from a fossil fuel heating system to an electric air source heat pump.

The top-up to the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program includes oil, propane, and natural gas, and is in addition to the current heat-pump rebates offered through the program. The municipality says this is a limited-time offer, and the rebates are on a “first-come, first-served basis,” and are subject to availability.

According to the city, participants may receive $2,000 if converting from a natural gas primary heating system to central heat pump with a natural gas back-up (dual-fuel heat pump), or $6,000 if replacing or decommissioning a fossil fuel primary heating system with an all-electric Tier 2 central heat-pump system, mini-split heat pump, multi-split heat pump, air-to water heat pump or combination air-to water heat pump. Heat pump systems with fossil fuel back ups do not qualify for the $6,000 top-up.

The total combined rebate amount must not exceed 80 per cent of the installed cost. Applications must be submitted within six months of the invoice date of the heat pump installation.

For more information visit CleanBC.