The Complete List of FortisBC Rebates in 2022 - Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating (2023)

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Whether you are thinking of replacing your current home appliances, or you are planning some major renovations this year, FortisBC could help you save on energy-efficient upgrades.

FortisBC has created an incentive program for participating businesses in British Columbia, at , we are proud participants in this program.

This program intends to reward those who choose green, energy-efficient appliances for their homes. We’ve compiled the complete list of residential benefits from FortisBC so you can upgrade and save on your next project.

FortisBC Rebate Program

FortisBC has created several helpful resources that help you save energy in your home.

Among these helpful tips are cash incentives to go green. Often, a common objection to making the switch to energy-efficient appliances is the higher upfront cost of purchasing and installation.

While the appliances generally save you money in the long run, Fortis has decided to help ease the initial upfront cost with its incentive program.

If you are a BC resident and FortisBC client looking to upgrade your home appliances, you may be eligible to participate.

Fortis offers several different rebates for residential homes, which range from water heaters, insulation and even EV charging stations.

Complete List of Residential Fortis Rebates in Vancouver, BC:

Natural Gas Hot Water Heater Rebate

Hot water heaters should be replaced every 7 to 10 years. If you notice signs of a failing water heater, such as water leaks, or rust and sediment build-up, it may be a good time to take advantage of the new FortisBC Gas Water Heater rebate. You could receive up to $1000 in rebates if you are eligible.

In order to qualify, you must be a FortisBC natural gas customer, who is replacing a residential water heater. Your application has to be submitted within 6 months of your invoice. And lastly, the new water heater that you choose must be ENERGY STAR approved, here is a list of the approved models to choose from.

For those looking to replace a hot water storage tank, you could receive up to $200 in rebates. However, for those looking to switch to condensing tankless models or condensing storage tanks, you are eligible for up to $1000 in rebates.

Applying for your rebate is easy, but you must include supporting documents such as proof of payment as well as the new appliances model number.

Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating Exclusive: Claim your rebate and get your new hot water heater with Hillcrest Plumbing!

Natural Gas Hot Water Heater Rebates (Income Qualifying)

Those that are income-qualified can receive up to $2500 in rebates when they switch to a natural gas water heater that is ENERGY STAR certified. Proof of income is required for applicants looking to benefit from this program.

If you are looking to replace a water storage tank, there is up to $500 available in rebates. For those looking to upgrade to condensing tankless models or condensing storage tanks, the full $2500 is available in rebates. Learn more about the application process and eligibility on the FortisBC website.

Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating Exclusive: Claim your rebate (income qualifying) and get your new hot water heater with Hillcrest Plumbing!

Natural Gas Furnace Rebate

If it’s time to replace your old natural gas furnace, or you are looking to upgrade to a more energy-efficient model, this rebate could help save you up to $1000.

You could qualify for this program if you are a natural gas customer with FortisBC and the existing furnace that you are looking to replace must be 10 years or older. The rebate only applies if you install an ENERGY STAR furnace with a two-pipe direct vent system.

You can find out whether or not the furnace you are interested in is eligible by entering the model number on the Fortis information page. It’s best to submit your rebate application as soon as possible, but applications can be submitted up to 6 months after the invoice.

The rebate amount can be up to $1000, and it largely depends on the appliances’ fuel utilization. Those that have a 97-99% fuel utilization efficiency can receive the full $1000 rebate, whereas those with a fuel utilization of 95-96.9% can receive between $500-$800 in rebates.

Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating Exclusive: Claim your rebate and get your new natural gas furnace with Hillcrest Plumbing!

Furnace & Boiler Rebates (Income Qualified)

FortisBC wants everyone to have the power to switch to energy-efficient solutions for their homes. That is why they have created this special, income-qualified rebate. You can receive up to a $3000 rebate for furnaces or $2000 rebate on a new boiler if you are a FortisBC natural gas customer and are income qualified.

Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating Exclusive: Claim your rebate (income qualified) and get your new natural gas furnace or boiler with Hillcrest Plumbing!

Natural Gas Boiler/ Combination Heater & Hot Water Rebate

If you have noticed it takes longer to heat your home and hot water, or your boiler is over 10 years old, it’s time to look for replacement options.

FortisBC has an incentive program for those looking to replace natural gas boilers with ENERGY STAR alternatives. You can receive up to $1000 in rebates when you replace a boiler and $1500 in rebates when you switch to a combination heater and hot water system.

The rebate amount depends on your eligibility as well as the energy efficiency of your new appliance.

Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating Exclusive: Claim your rebate and get your combination heating and hot water system with Hillcrest Plumbing!

Energy Saving Kit

This is an income-qualified incentive to help share energy-saving tips and help you save on heat, hot water, and electricity.

For those that qualify, the kit is entirely free and contains a water-efficient showerhead, faucet aerators, window film, weatherstripping, outlet seals, a thermometer for the fridge or freezer, LED light bulbs and a coupon for a furnace filter.

To see if you qualify, visit the FortisBC Free Energy Saving Kit site page, and apply for your kit today.

Free Energy Evaluation & Upgrades

This is a complimentary, income-qualified program that can help you save money and reduce energy use.

If you qualify, you get a free home energy assessment and additional free products such as LED lights, faucet aerators, efficient shower heads, water pipe wrapping, weather stripping, and carbon monoxide alarms. Some clients may also be eligible to receive ENERGY STAR certified appliances, such as a new fridge, insulation or gas furnace.

This program is available even if you are renting your home, however, you must provide a landlord consent form if this is the case. Learn more about our income-qualified energy evaluation today by visiting the FortisBC website.

Loan Options for a Heat Pump

You can fully finance a new heat pump, with a loan of up to $6500 for eligible applicants. If you are looking to upgrade to a high-efficiency heat pump. FortisBC provides a low-interest rate of 1.9% and you have up to 10 years to repay the loan.

If the heat pump rebate is simply not enough, and you are looking for a full financing solution, this is an excellent opportunity. For more information and details on eligibility, visit the FortisBC website.

Heat Pump Rebate

Do you have an old furnace or baseboard system that is no longer functioning at maximum capacity? Now may be a good time to consider switching to an electric heat pump. A heat pump uses far less electricity and helps to keep the temperatures evenly regulated through your home.

If you live in a detached home or townhouse, and are a FortisBC electricity customer, you can receive up to $2000 in rebates when you make the switch to an electric heat pump.

The rebate amount depends on the type of new system you choose as well as its levels of energy efficiency. Eligible appliances include mini-split heat pumps, multi-split heat pumps, tier 1 central heat pumps, and tier 2 central heat pumps.

For more information and application details, visit the FortisBC website.

Heat Pump Rebate (Income Qualified)

Those who are income-qualified could save even more on rebates for heat pumps. When upgrading your heating system to a high efficiency heat pump you could receive up to $5000 in rebates.

Income information and appliance information must be confirmed before the rebate is reimbursed. However, this is an excellent option to save extra for Vancouver families. You can find all of the details on the FortisBC website.

Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate

If the time has come to start looking for new water heaters, it may be a good opportunity to switch to a high-efficiency heat pump. These water heaters are far more energy-efficient and you can benefit from a rebate of up to $1000 when you make the switch.

In order to qualify, you must be a FortisBC electricity customer and live in a residential home that has a solid foundation. In order to qualify for the full $1000 rebate, you must be sure you select a qualified appliance. To learn more, visit the Heat Pump Water Heater rebate page at FortisBC.

Home Renovation Rebates

Now is an excellent time to get started on those home renovations you’ve been putting off. If you are looking to add some high-efficiency upgrades to your residential home, you may qualify for up to $2,300 in Fortis BC rebates.

Eligible upgrades include: insulation, windows & doors, water heating, space heating, and fireplaces. Learn more about eligibility, appliances and the application process at the FortisBC website.

Natural Gas Fireplace Rebate

If you live in a condo, townhome or residential-detached house, and you are looking to replace your existing fireplace, you could save up to $300 on your purchase.

This FortisBC rebate is eligible for those looking to upgrade to a natural gas, EnerChoice fireplace. To qualify for the rebate you must be a FortisBC natural gas customer or own a strata unit that is serviced by FortisBC.

Learn more about the eligible models as well as the application process by visiting the Natural Gas Fireplace rebate site page.

Home Construction Rebates

If you are building a new home in 2022, you could be eligible for a variety of different rebates which vary in amount. If you exceed the minimum BC building codes for energy efficiency, there are rebates available.

In order to qualify, the home must be newly constructed, built in a FortisBC service area, be a maximum of 4 storeys and be a detached, attached or laneway house. Learn more about the terms and conditions for the new home construction rebates here.

New Refrigerator Rebate

If your fridge is getting old or running poorly, it may be time to consider switching to a more energy-efficient option. FortisBC offers up to $100 in rebates for ENERGY STAR qualified fridges. This is an excellent way to quickly improve the energy efficiency of your kitchen and save with FortisBC. Learn more about the program details and application process.

Window & Door Rebates

Windows and doors that are not optimized or properly insulated can cause a loss of heat in your home. This results in increased energy bills and higher heating costs.

FortisBC has created an incentive program that can help you save up to $3000 in rebates when you upgrade your residential windows and doors to approved, energy-efficient models.

In order to be eligible, you must be a FortisBC gas or electricity client or a BC Hydro customer. The house must be detached, apartments do not qualify. Learn more about application details as well as the products that qualify for this rebate at the FortisBC website.

Rebates for Insulation

Upgrading your residential home’s insulation is an excellent way to save money on your heating bills, and improve energy efficiency. Now you can benefit from rebates that range from $900 to $1200 in savings for insulation. Learn more about the application process as well as your eligibility at the FortisBC website.

Fortis Rebates and Offers At Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating

Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating is proud to participate in the FortisBC rebate program. We offer the following select rebates in collaboration with FortisBC:

  • Up to $1000 on your Natural Gas Water Heater
  • Save up to $1500 Combination Heating and Hot Water System
  • Up to $1000 on a New Natural Gas Furnace or Boiler
  • $2500 on your Natural Gas Water Heater (Income Qualified)
  • $3000 on a New Natural Gas Furnace or Boiler (Income Qualified)

Contact Hillcrest Plumbing Today To Learn More

Our Hillcrest team is committed to providing you with reliable, safe and energy-efficient solutions to help you and your family save on heaters, boilers, furnaces and much more. We can assist with installation as well as maintenance for all appliances and provide 24/7 emergency plumbing and heating services to meet your needs.

The FortisBC rebate program aligns with our core values and commitment to providing the best and most cost-effective solutions for our clients. We hope that you can take advantage of these rebates and much more. Contact us for more information about these promotions or call 604-879-1415 to book an appointment.

FAQs

Are there any rebates for high efficiency furnaces in Alberta? ›

Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator

It also provides eligible homeowners with rebates based on the energy efficiency of their upgrades. The types of renovations supported by this program include improving insulation, installing a more efficient heating system and replacing windows with triple-pane models.

What grants are available in BC for heat pumps? ›

Get up to $7,000 for installing a heat pump

You could be eligible for up to $7,000 in combined rebates for replacing your current electric heating system with a heat pump. This includes up to $2,000 from BC Hydro and up to $5,000 from the federal government's Canada Greener Homes Grant.

Are there any furnace rebates in Ontario? ›

The Home Efficiency Rebate can help lower your energy costs and make it more comfortable year-round. Get up to $5,000 in rebates for insulation, air sealing, new windows/doors, water heaters, boilers, furnaces and home energy assessments. Before you start any renovation work, you must complete a home energy assessment.

What is ENERGY STAR furnace? ›

Furnaces originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in April, 1995. ENERGY STAR certified furnaces have higher Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings and higher efficiency blower motors, making them more efficient than standard models.

Is there a rebate for replacing windows in Alberta 2022? ›

A complete new window or door and frame replacement can be inserted into the existing frame of an old window or door, but replacements of only the glass sash or door without a frame are not eligible. Each rough opening is eligible for a grant of up to $250, up to a maximum of $5,000.

What energy rebates are available in Alberta? ›

Six monthly rebates of $50 each will be applied directly to eligible electricity bills, for a total of $300.
  • Most Albertans will start to receive their rebates in July, but exact timing will vary depending on your billing cycle.
  • Rebates will be applied each month for the rest of year, including December.

How much does it cost to install a heat pump in BC? ›

The cost of a heat pump can vary depending on the type, model and installation needed to support your home's characteristics and size. It ranges from about $6,000 to $14,000, and can cost more if you need more indoor heads or other modifications.

Are grants available for heat pumps? ›

There are currently a number of government grants up for grabs. While most of these schemes provide financial support to cover some air source heat pump costs, others cover all of the cost to help low-income households.

What is the heat pump grant? ›

The government is providing grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme ( BUS ). These grants can help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.

Are there any energy rebates in Ontario for 2022? ›

May 5, 2022

The Ontario Electricity Rebate (“OER”) provides eligible customers with a 17% reduction on the amount of their bill before HST (O. Reg 363/16). To find out more please follow here. You can download the eligibility form here.

What energy rebates are available in Ontario? ›

Effective November 1, 2021, the OER is providing eligible consumers with a 17% rebate from the province on the subtotal of their electricity bill.
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The Ontario Electricity Rebate ( OER ) is provided to eligible customers, including:
  • households.
  • farms.
  • long-term care homes.
  • small businesses.
Mar 2, 2017

Is there a rebate on water heaters in Ontario? ›

Ontarians are eligible to save up to 25 percent per items (up to $500) except for tankless condensing water heaters and ductless mini-split indoor units (air-source heat pumps), for which rebates can be up to $1,000 per item.

What is the most reliable furnace brand? ›

Best Furnace Brands
  • Daikin Furnaces.
  • Goodman Gas Furnaces.
  • Lennox Furnace Units.
  • Rheem Furnaces.
  • Ruud Furnace Units.
  • Trane Gas Furnaces.
  • York Furnace Units.
  • HEIL Gas Furnaces.

What is the most efficient furnaces for homes? ›

The most efficient Furnace you can buy is a 98% modulating variable speed furnace. Almost every manufacturer has a variation of this type of furnace. With that said this is one of the most expensive to buy and install. Also, not every home can have this style of furnace due to various factors like duct system design.

What is the most efficient electric heater? ›

Infrared panels

These heaters provide all of their heat output through infrared warmth, making them super-efficient for homes and businesses. None of their heat is lost to air movement, allowing them to boast a very impressive 100% efficiency, as they convert every watt of energy taken from the wall into usable heat.

Is there a homeowners grant in Alberta? ›

Overview. Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP) grants may be available to eligible senior homeowners with low income who do not qualify for a SHARP loan to help with certain home repairs. You must provide a completed SHARP application to be considered for a grant.

Can homeowners get help with new windows? ›

Some Home improvement Agencies (HIAs) may be able to assist vulnerable homeowners by offering advice and assistance with finding the money for window replacements. Some also offer practical home repairs and smaller building jobs to help vulnerable people live in their home safely.

Who is eligible for Canada Greener Homes grant? ›

All homeowners in Canada can participate in the initiative. Only one homeowner per home can register. You must: prove ownership by providing a property tax bill number (This number can be found on municipal property tax documents.)

Who is eligible for the 150 energy rebate? ›

Who will receive the £150 Energy Rebate? The Energy Rebate will be paid to people whose main home is in council tax band A to D on 1 April 2022. Households who are in band E who receive Disabled Relief will also qualify.

How do I get the 150 energy rebate? ›

Local Council Tax Support claimants, in Bands E – H, will receive the £150 Energy Rebate Grant and we will contact you, by email or SMS, for your bank details to enable the payment to be made.

Who is getting energy rebate? ›

The Discretionary Scheme is designed to support vulnerable people and individuals on low incomes, who pay Council Tax for properties in Bands E to H, or who do not pay Council Tax. Payments will be made as one-off grants of £150 to households eligible under the criteria set out below.

What is the downside to a heat pump? ›

7 Disadvantages of Heat Pumps are:

High upfront cost. Difficult to install. Questionable Sustainability. Requires significant work.

Is it cheaper to heat with gas or heat pump? ›

The electricity costs for heat pump operations are around 39 percent below costs for natural gas, energy contract provider Verivox says. Even with a less efficient heat pump, costs are around 11 percent lower. Gas prices for households have risen around 85 percent between October 2021 and March 2022, Verivox writes.

Is it cheaper to heat with gas or electric? ›

On average, natural gas is cheaper than electricity, so a gas furnace will save money on your bills. Electrical furnaces often run quieter than gas furnaces, as they have less mechanical parts used for the conversion of fuel to heat. Electrical furnaces, by and large, are safer.

Who qualifies for heating grants? ›

To qualify for a central heating or boiler grant, someone living in the household must receive one of the income-related benefits listed below:
  • Child Tax Credit.
  • Housing Benefit (not the single person's 25% Council Tax reduction)
  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance.
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance.
  • Income Support.

Can I get a grant to replace old radiators? ›

Heating grants are available towards the cost of a Replacement Boiler or full Central Heating system. The heating grants are part of a Government-backed scheme called the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO). In some cases they can cover the full cost of the work and they do not have to be paid back.

How do I apply for a heat pump grant? ›

How do I apply? Households don't apply for the grant – you'll first need to engage with a heat pump installer, which will then apply to energy regulator Ofgem for the grant on your behalf. Once your application has been reviewed, Ofgem will issue a voucher confirming the grant amount.

Can I get a new boiler for free? ›

As part of the UK government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO), if you receive a qualifying benefit and your boiler is 10+ years old, you may be entitled to grant funding towards a brand new A-rated boiler. The free boiler grants are funded by UK energy companies and don't need to be repaid. See if you qualify now.

Can I get a grant to replace my boiler? ›

You can qualify for a new boiler on the ECO government scheme if you receive at least one benefit, such as income support or disability living allowance. You need to be the homeowner, and your boiler has to be broken.

Do I qualify for a boiler grant? ›

To qualify for a boiler grant, there a number of criteria that applicants will have to meet: The existing boiler must be at least 8 years old. The property's owner must be the person applying for the grant. Councils and privately-rented properties are not eligible.

Who is eligible for Alberta electricity rebate? ›

Most households, small apartment buildings, farms, and small industrial and commercial businesses will be eligible for both rebates. This includes an electricity rebate providing help to more than 1.9 million families, farms and businesses who experienced high electricity charges in January, February and March 2022.

Is Alberta getting a rebate? ›

It will now also cover the final three months of 2022. Those eligible for the rebate could receive up to $300 in credits until the end of December. The program, designed to provide relief to Albertans hit hard by high utility bills, will cost the Alberta government $600 million.

Are there any rebates for air conditioners Alberta? ›

Alberta Rebates

There are several incentives you can take advantage of, including: $350 for qualifying air conditioners. $350 for qualifying ENERGY STAR furnaces. $1,000 for qualifying ENERGY STAR HRVs or ERVs.

How do I get an EnerGuide evaluation? ›

You may research service organizations that are delivering EnerGuide evaluations in your area to find the right fit for you. After you choose a service organization, their representative will contact you to schedule an evaluation.

Who is eligible for the electricity rebate? ›

The discretionary energy rebate payment is designed to help households in Council Tax bands E to H who are struggling with their energy bills. Some households in Council Tax property bands A to D may also be eligible, if they have not previously received a £150 energy rebate payment.

Who is eligible for the 150 energy rebate? ›

Who will receive the £150 Energy Rebate? The Energy Rebate will be paid to people whose main home is in council tax band A to D on 1 April 2022. Households who are in band E who receive Disabled Relief will also qualify.

Who will receive energy rebate? ›

In the spring, the Government announced a £150 energy bills council tax rebate for most households living in a property in council tax bands A-D on 1 April 2022.

How much is the climate action incentive for 2022? ›

On October 14, 2022, an average family of four will receive $269.75 in Alberta, a portion of the $1,079 they can expect to receive in CAI payments for the 2022-2023 fuel charge year. Families in rural and small communities are also eligible to receive an extra 10 percent.

How much is the carbon tax rebate for 2022 in Alberta? ›

The rebates increase each year to keep pace with the increased price. In 2021-22 a single adult received $490 in Alberta, $500 in Saskatchewan, $360 in Manitoba and $300 in Ontario. In 2022-23, the annual amounts rose to $539 in Alberta, $550 in Saskatchewan, $416 in Manitoba, and $373 in Ontario.

Will there be a carbon tax rebate in 2022? ›

Under the proposed changes, operators would be able to claim their rebate at the same time that they file their annual income tax return. The proposed rebate mechanism would apply starting in 2023 and mine operators will continue to operate under the existing framework for fuel purchased before December 31, 2022.

Is there a homeowners grant in Alberta? ›

Overview. Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP) grants may be available to eligible senior homeowners with low income who do not qualify for a SHARP loan to help with certain home repairs. You must provide a completed SHARP application to be considered for a grant.

How do I get an Alberta energy rebate? ›

If you are eligible for a rebate, you will see it as a credit amount of $50 on each of your utility bills containing electricity charges for July, August, September, October, November and December up to a total of $300. You do not need to apply for the rebates. They will be applied to your bills automatically.

How long is Canada Greener Homes grant available? ›

Program timeline: seven years. Total grant per homeowner: up to $5,000 for eligible energy-efficient improvements; up to $600 for EnerGuide home evaluations.

How much does an EnerGuide evaluation cost? ›

An EnerGuide home evaluation typically costs $350-$400 for an existing home and $600-$900 for a new home.

How much does EnerGuide cost? ›

An EnerGuide home energy assessment will run anywhere from $300–$750—and, some municipalities such as Edmonton offer generous rebates to help cover the cost. Find an EnerGuide advisor at the Natural Resources Canada website.

Who is eligible for Canada Greener Homes grant? ›

All homeowners in Canada can participate in the initiative. Only one homeowner per home can register. You must: prove ownership by providing a property tax bill number (This number can be found on municipal property tax documents.)

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