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The Home Renovation Rebate and EfficiencyBC Program is offering a $1,000 rebate for upgrading your current water heater to a qualifying electric heat pump water heater. This upgrade can count towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus.

Eligibility Requirements

Upgrade Requirements

  • The heat pump must be installed by a licensed contractor with a valid BC business license for the trade applicable to the installation work.
  • Your heat pump water heater must be found on the eligible models list. Only models listed in Tier 2 or higher are eligible for the rebate.
  • Add-on systems, split systems and combination space and water heating systems must be replacing an existing natural gas, oil, or propane water heater, and require pre-approval from the Province prior to installation to confirm eligibility. Click here for more information.

How to Apply

  1. Carefully review the terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Purchase a qualifying tier 2 or 3 heat pump water heater and have it installed by a licensed contractor.
  3. Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices. Don’t forget to include a photo of the installed model and a photo of the license plate. If you are converting from natural gas, oil or propane to a heat pump water heater, you must include proof of the removal of your previous water heater.


  • The application form for individual upgrades must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the upgrade.
  • The application form for the Two Upgrade Bonus must be submitted after the second bonus-eligible upgrade is installed, and within 18 months of the invoice date of the first bonus-eligible upgrade.
  • The application form for the Home Energy Improvement Bonus and EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate must be submitted within 18 months of your pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation, and after your post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation.


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