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Techno Gas and BCHydro Home Reno Rebate: Making Heat Pump Installations Easy

At Techno Gas, we are committed to helping our customers take advantage of the BCHydro Home Reno Rebate program to receive up to $7,000 in rebates for installing a heat pump. Here’s how we can assist you in meeting the necessary requirements for the rebate:

Heat Pump Rebate Details:

  • Up to $7,000 in combined rebates for installing a heat pump
  • $2,000 rebate from BC Hydro
  • Up to $5,000 rebate from the Canada Greener Homes Grant

Heat Pump Options and Rebates:

UpgradeRebate Available
Ductless mini-split heat pump$1,000
Ductless multi-split heat pump$1,000
Central ducted heat pump$2,000

Additional Heat Pump Rebates:

Switching from natural gas, oil, or propane to an electric heat pump can qualify for up to $11,000 in rebates.


Heat Pump Eligibility Criteria

The heat pump model or brand must be included in the approved list of heat pumps eligible for rebates. This ensures that the heat pump meets the required efficiency and performance standards.

The heat pump installation should involve replacing an existing primary electric heating system. Examples of eligible primary electric heating systems include electric baseboards, radiant ceiling, radiant floors, or forced-air furnaces.

The heat pump should be sized correctly to function as the primary heating system for the home. It must have the capacity to heat a minimum of 50% of the home for the entire heating season to 21ÂșC. The heat pump’s capacity should meet or exceed the minimum BTU (British Thermal Unit) requirements specified for each heat pump type.

Depending on the type of heat pump being installed (ductless mini-split, ductless multi-split, or central ducted), specific requirements must be satisfied. These requirements may include minimum Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings. Each heat pump type may have additional criteria related to the number of zones served, capacity, and certification standards (such as AHRI certification).

Meeting these eligibility criteria ensures that the installed heat pump meets the necessary efficiency, capacity, and performance standards to qualify for the rebate program. It is essential to review the specific requirements for each heat pump type to ensure compliance and eligibility.

  • Heat pump installation must be completed by a Home Performance Contractor Network (HPCN) member.
  • Emergency replacements or adding heads to existing heat pumps are not eligible.
  • Heat pump must be new, in good working order, and not previously installed elsewhere.
  • Installation must follow the Heat Pump Best Practices Installation Guide for Existing Homes.
  • Licensed contractors with valid B.C. business licenses must perform the installation.

Application and Documentation:

  • Rebate application and supporting documents must be submitted within six months of the invoice date.
  • Invoice is the primary supporting document required.

Note: Customers should refer to the provided heat pump sample invoice for invoice requirements