Heat pump water heater rebates
Get up to $1,000 for installing a new electric heat pump water heater
Time to upgrade your water heater? Upgrade to an electric heat pump water heater. This technology allows you to heat the water by capturing warmth from your home's ambient air.
An ENERGY STAR© certified heat pump water heater uses an average of 50% less energy than a standard electrical water heater.
Heat pump water heater rebate options
|Electric heat pump water heater||$1,000|
Make sure your upgrade is eligible
Once you've checked that your home is eligible for this program, review the following eligibility criteria for this specific rebate.
- Eligible electric heat pump water heaters are listed in Tier 2 or higher on NEEA's Advanced Water Heater Specification Qualified Products List for Heat Pump Water Heaters.
- Emergency replacement of a broken electric heat pump water heater or existing electric heat pump water heater is not eligible.
- Heat pump water heaters are exempt from the minimum electricity consumption requirement.
- The existing water heater being replaced must be the primary water heater (if the home uses more than one water heater).
- The electric heat pump water heater installed must be new, in good working order, not previously installed in another home or building.
- All upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor with a GST number and a valid B.C. business license for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed. Self installations are not eligible.
- If you're an E-Plus rate customer, you can replace existing space and water heating equipment and your E-Plus service won't be interrupted.
Application deadline and required documents
You must submit your rebate application and all supporting documentation within six months of the invoice date.
The only supporting document required for our electric heat pump water heater rebate is the invoice. Make sure the invoice meets all the requirements, outlined in our heat pump water heater sample invoice [PDF, 110 KB].
Ways to increase your rebate amount
If you complete multiple upgrades in your home, you may qualify for a bonus rebate up to $2,000. Learn more about how bonus rebates work.
Federal rebates of up to $1,000 for the installation of a heat pump water heater may also be available through the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which is a separate program with its own eligibility criteria and application process. If you’re eligible for both, you can apply for rebates from both programs. The federal program requires registration and a home evaluation before making any upgrades.
This rebate offer is part of the home renovation rebate program, which is a partnership between the Government of B.C., BC Hydro and FortisBC to support British Columbians in making energy-efficient upgrades to their homes.