CleanBC Better Homes HVAC Duel Fuel Program Change
We are happy to share a program updates for dual fuel heat pump installations – when a central heat pump is installed or integrated with a natural gas or propane furnace – in the CleanBC Better Homes program. These updates are in response to feedback received through industry outreach with HVAC stakeholders.
On April 1, 2020, the following requirements for dual fuel heat pump installations are as follows:
|Requirement||Invoices dated before April 1, 2020||Invoices dated on or after April 1, 2020|
|Tier 1 (HSPF ≥8.50, SEER ≥15) central heat pump||Eligible for $1,200||Ineligible; Fossil fuel back-up must be decommissioned to receive $1,200 rebate.|
|Tier 2 (HSPF ≥9.30, SEER ≥16) central heat pump||Eligible for $3,000||Eligible for $3,000|
|Variable speed compressor||Required||Not required*|
|Switch-over set point||Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland: 0oC|
Southern Interior and Northern BC: -5oC
|Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland: 5oC
Southern Interior and Northern BC: 2oC
* Dual fuel systems will not require a variable speed compressor, allowing for more heat pump models to be integrated with existing furnace systems.
CleanBC Better Homes Fenestration Program Change
On April 1, 2020, Tier 1 doors (with a U-factor between 1.23 and 1.40 W/m2-K) will no longer be eligible for rebates in the program. Tier 2 doors (with a U-factor of 1.22 W/m2-K or lower) will still be eligible for rebates. Eligible doors must be listed on Natural Resource Canada’s Energy Star fenestration product list. Tier 1 and Tier 2 window rebates are not changing.
CleanBC Better Homes EnerGuide Home Evaluation Program Change
On April 1, 2020, the $300 EnerGuide Home Evaluation rebate will be split into two incentives – $200 for a pre-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation (D evaluation) and $100 for a post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation (E evaluation).
Municipal top-up incentives will apply to the pre-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation (D evaluation).
Requirements for EnerGuide Home Evaluation rebates will be as follows for invoices dated on or after April 1, 2020:
|Invoices dated before April 1, 2020||Invoices dated on or after April 1, 2020|
|$300 for pre- and post-upgrade evaluation (D and E)||$200 for pre-upgrade evaluation (D)
$100 for post-upgrade evaluation (E)
|One rebate issued after post-upgrade evaluation|
Municipal top up applied to total (D + E)
|Rebates issued separately after each evaluation
Municipal top up applied to D
If you have any program questions, please contact the Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out the CleanBC Better Homes Energy Coaches at 1(844) 881-9790