Requirements for upgrades made on or before September 30, 2020

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 April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 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

Eligible upgrades

Insulation upgrades

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
Basement/crawlspace wall* $0.09 R10 $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 April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020



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 April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020



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 April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020



Water heater

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 April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020



Program terms and conditions for upgrades invoices between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020

If you have questions about your application, contact our team at 1-800-BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376).