Save Money with Heat Pump Rebates in BC

More and more homeowners in British Columbia are making the switch to heat pumps because of their numerous benefits. When you upgrade to a heat pump system, you may also be eligible for significant money rebates.

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What Heat Pump Rebates are Available in BC?

There are thousands of dollars worth of heat pump rebates currently available in BC. You can use CleanBC to view current rebate overviews.

  1. Up to $6,000 in combined rebates from BC Hydro and CleanBC if switching from natural gas, oil, or propane to an electric heat pump.
  2. Up to $2,000 in rebates from BC Hydro for upgrading your existing electric heating system to an electric heat pump. 
  3. Up to $9,000 in combined rebates from BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the BC Government for central ducted heat pump installations.
  4. Up to $1,300 in rebates from FortisBC if you upgrade to an eligible heat pump water heater.
  5. Up to $9,500 in rebates for income qualified homes from CleanBC for installing air-to-water heat pumps.
  6. Plus, when you submit a CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate applications, you are also automatically assessed for any applicable municipal top-off rebates.


How to Apply for Heat Pump Rebates

All heat pump installations must be installed by a licensed contractor, like Waywest Mechanical, and match the product specifications of the rebate to qualify. Don’t worry if those specifics don’t make sense to you when reading over rebate information – our heat pump installers can help simplify the process by recommending the best heat pump for your needs and rebate eligibility. You must also submit an invoice within a set period of time after the heat pump installation – something we will ensure you have as part of our comprehensive installation services.

The actual application process is as simple as closely following the instructions within each rebate’s link, but feel free to ask our heat pump experts for advice! While we are happy to help, just remember that these rebates are not offered by Waywest Mechanical and are subject to changes or cancellations by the rebate issuers. Always check their websites for the most up-to-date information.

Interested in the heat pump rebates BC residents are eligible for? Get in touch with our team today to book your heat pump installation! Our experienced professionals are happy to answer any questions you may have, and advise you on whether a heat pump upgrade is right for your home.

A heat pump on the left, and a piggy bank with coins on the right - indicating how heat pump rebates save money.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pumps work by pulling heat from various sources like the surrounding air, geothermal energy in the ground, or water bodies. The pump then magnifies and directs the heat to the desired location, or removes it from a particular location in order to cool it.

Unlike traditional heating and cooling methods that generate heat and cold, heat pumps are significantly more efficient since they move heat around as opposed to producing it. This not only makes them environmentally friendly, but also cost-effective to operate.

Heat Pump vs. Furnace: What’s Better for My Home?

Furnaces and heat pumps are both heating systems, but the way they work is very different. Furnaces generate heat by burning fuel, typically natural gas, and distribute the warm air through ducts in your home. In contrast, heat pumps extract heat from the air or ground and transfer it indoors. Heat pumps use the same principle to provide cooling during the warmer months.

The primary difference between heat pumps and furnaces lies in their energy sources and efficiency. Heat pumps are generally more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly because they move existing heat rather than generating it. To determine if a heat pump is better for your home, consider factors such as climate, energy costs, and the availability of a suitable heat source. Heat pumps are particularly effective in moderate climates where they can provide both heating and cooling functions, making them a good choice for residents of Vancouver Island.

The Benefits of Heat Pumps

Energy Efficiency

Heat pumps are highly energy-efficient, resulting in lower energy consumption and reduced utility bills.


Heat pumps can both heat and cool spaces, providing year-round comfort with a convenient all-in-one system.

Environmentally Friendly

Since heat pumps use electricity to move heat rather than burning fuel, they produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other heating systems, contributing to a more environmentally sustainable home.

Consistent Comfort

Heat pumps distribute heat evenly, eliminating hot or cold spots in your home and maintaining a consistent and comfortable indoor temperature throughout the space.


Heat pumps don’t involve combustion processes or the use of flammable fuels, reducing the risk of carbon monoxide leaks and enhancing overall safety.

Long Lifespan

Heat pumps typically have a longer lifespan compared to traditional heating systems, providing reliable and consistent performance over an extended period of time.

Low Maintenance

Heat pumps generally require less maintenance than furnaces, with fewer mechanical components subject to wear and tear.

Increased Temperature Control

Heat pumps can be equipped with zoning systems, allowing you to control the temperature in different areas of your home independently, optimizing energy use and enhancing personalized comfort.


Currently, there are multiple money rebates available for installing heat pumps as a way to incentivize British Columbians to make eco-friendly choices.