Available rebates

Improving your home's insulation can be a cost-effective way to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Rebate

The amount available for each rebate is determined by where the insulation was installed, the total area (in square feet) of the new insulation added, and how well your insulation keeps in heat (measured by R-value*).

Insulation location Minimum R-value added
Rebate amount Maximum rebate
Exterior wall sheathing R3.8 $0.08 x R-value x added x sqft $1,200 (combined)
Exterior wall cavities R12 $0.08 x R-value x added x sqft
Basement and crawlspace
R10 $0.08 x R-value x added x sqft $1,000
Attic (flat or cathedral ceiling)
R12 $0.02 x R-value x added x sqft $600
Other (exposed floor, joist header)
R20 $0.05 x R-value x added x sqft $450


Required standards

Insulation must be installed in accordance with the B.C. Standards of Practice Guide for Air Sealing and Insulation Retrofits [PDF, 4.8 MB]. Typical insulation types are: rolls or batts, blown-in, loose fill, rigid board, and spray foam insulation. Radiant barrier, foil type or reflective insulation are currently not eligible for a rebate because they don't meet the stand-alone R value requirement of R12.

Submitting the application

Insulation type, location, added R-value, and square footage of insulation in each location must be included in the invoice(s) submitting with your application. See a sample insulation invoice [PDF, 123 KB].

*The higher the R-value the more resistant the material is to the movement of heat. Learn more about R-value ratings or ask your contractor for more information.

If you're looking to upgrade your existing electric heating system, a heat pump can be more efficient than a traditional electric furnace or baseboard heaters. Unlike other heating and cooling systems, which convert fuel or electricity directly into heat, a heat pump moves heat from one place to another, in the same way as an air conditioner. Should you get a heat pump?

We recommend that you get multiple quotes and consider different systems to determine the product and service provider that best meets your needs.

Rebate

Receive $800 on select ductless air-source heat pumps. For homes heated by electricity only. The heat pump must be installed by a licensed contractor.

Submitting the application

The heat pump system must meet Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 15 or higher and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of 8.5 or higher for Region IV (equivalent to HSPF 7.4 for Region V). Refer to the AHRI directory to find qualifying models.

The heat pump invoice must include information on the date of purchase and installation, make and model number of all components, AHRI number or copy of AHRI certificate, and cost and proof of payment. See a sample air source heat pump invoice [PDF, 119 KB].

Limited time offer

From July 1 to September 30, 2017, The Home Depot is offering an additional $400 rebate when you purchase a qualifying TRANE ductless heat pump. When combined with the $800 BC Hydro Home Renovation Rebate, you can receive a total of $1,200 in rebates.

See a list of eligible TRANE ductless heat pumps [PDF, 41 KB] for the additional rebate.

How to get the full rebate:

  • The primary heating source of your home must be electric.
  • Purchase an eligible TRANE ductless heat pump from The Home Depot between July 1 and September 30, 2017.
  • Arrange to have the ductless heat pump installed by The Home Depot's HVAC Service Partner by October 31, 2017.
  • Submit your application within 90 days of install. There are no additional forms needed to receive the additional $400 rebate.

Proper ventilation in your home is important to reduce moisture and allow your home to breathe. Improving your home's ventilation can be as simple as replacing your bathroom fan.

Rebate

Receive $25 on select ENERGY STARĀ® bathroom fans. Limit of two fans per home.

Submitting the application

The ventilation fan invoice must include information on the make and model number, date of purchase and installation, cost, and proof of payment. See a sample ventilation fan invoice [PDF, 119 KB].

Drafts are a big energy waster and can end up costing you a lot on your energy bills.

Rebate

Receive up to $500 for draftproofing your home. The amount received is based on the reduction in your home's air leakage rate after the completed upgrades.

Submitting the application

An EnerGuide home evaluation is required. Speak to a program qualified energy advisor to learn more.

The more upgrades you make the more efficient your home will be. That's why we're offering a $750 bonus to reward you for bundling your home improvements.

Rebate

Receive an additional $750 when you complete three or more eligible upgrades including.

  • Insulation (insulation installed in multiple locations can count as multiple upgrades)
  • Draftproofing
  • ENERGY STARĀ® windows and doors
  • High-efficiency heating system
  • ENERGY STAR water heater
  • ENERGY STAR heat recovery ventilator (HRV)

Standards required

An EnerGuide home evaluation is required. Speak to a program qualified energy advisor to learn more.

Submitting the application

See sample invoices for all the information that needs to be provided to meet the program requirements:

Insulation [PDF, 123 KB]

Windows and doors [PDF, 119 KB]

Air source heat pump [PDF, 119 KB]

Natural gas furnace [PDF, 119 KB]

Water heater [PDF, 119 KB]

Heat recovery ventilator [PDF, 120 KB]

You have up to 36 months after the completion of your pre-upgrade evaluation to complete eligible upgrades and apply for the $750 bonus.

Additional rebates are available, see:

Ready to apply? See the application instructions and forms.