Requirements for upgrades made on or before March 31, 2021
The following requirements and terms and conditions apply for rebates provided by BC Hydro for homes primarily heated by electricity.
Upgrades with invoices dated between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 are eligible to apply for rebates through the Home Renovation Rebate Program as long as they meet the general eligibility requirements and the program terms and conditions.
|Location of insulation upgrade||Rebate per sq. ft.||Minimum R-value of new insulation to be added||Rebate maximum||Bonus eligibility|
|Attic - flat and cathedral ceiling||$0.02||R12||$900||Each location that achieves a minimum $500 rebate qualifies as one bonus-eligible upgrade|
|Exterior wall cavities||$0.09||R12||$1,200|
|Exterior wall sheathing||$0.09||R3.8||$1,200|
|Other (exposed floor, floor over crawlspace*, basement header)||$0.07||R20||$1,00||Not bonus-eligible|
|*One rebate for basement/crawlspace walls or floor over crawspace|
Refer to insulation rebate requirements for upgrades invoiced between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
Windows and doors upgrades
|Upgrade||Rebate||U-Factor (As indicated on the product label)||Rebate maximum||Bonus eligibility|
|Tier 1 window*||$50 each||1.40 – 1.23 (W/m2-K)||$1,000||Minimum of $250 rebate achieved qualifies as one bonus-eligible rebate|
|Tier 2 window/door||$100 each||1.22 (W/m2-K) or less||$2,000|
|*Homes within the City of Vancouver municipal boundary are not eligible for the Tier 1 window rebate.|
Refer to the windows and doors rebate requirements for upgrades invoiced between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
Space heating upgrades
|Upgrade||Rebate||Efficiency requirements||nus eligibility|
|Variable speed mini split (single-head installation)||$1,000||SEER ≥ 18; HSPF (Region IV) ≥ 10.00||Qualifies as one bonus-eligible rebate|
|Variable speed multi-split (multi-head installation)||$1,000||SEER ≥ 16; HSPF (Region IV) ≥ 9.30||Qualifies as one bonus-eligible rebate|
|Variable speed central system (Tier 2)||$2,000||SEER ≥ 16; HSPF (Region IV) ≥ 9.30||Qualifies as one bonus-eligible rebate|
Refer to heat pump rebate requirements for upgrades invoiced between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
|Upgrade||Rebate||Rebate maximum||Bonus eligibility|
|Heat pump water heater||$1,000||Maximum one primary water heating system rebate per home, as part of the Home Renovation Rebate Program, regardless of the number of systems installed.||Qualifies as one bonus-eligible rebate|
Refer to the heat pump water heater rebate requirements for upgrades invoiced between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
Program terms and conditions for upgrades invoices between October 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
If you have questions about your application, contact our team at 1-800-BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376).