Home Energy Efficiency Rebates

Thinking of upgrading your home to reduce energy costs, improve comfort and climate resilience, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions?  The Province of BC, Federal Government, and the City of Nanaimo have grants and financing programs to help cover costs.

This page will provide a summary of grant and financing programs available from the City, Province, and Federal Government. 

The following table provides a summary of some of the available grants and financing programs.  Rebate eligibility may be subject to your primary heating source and type of home.  Other grants not included in the table may be available. Grants are subject to change.  For more information regarding available grants and eligibility applicants are encouraged to check the Clean BC Better Homes (Provincial) and Canada Greener Homes (Federal) websites directly.    More information on each program is also detailed below the table:

Retrofit Type

Available Rebates

Heat Pump- Ductless mini-split*

  • CleanBC rebate: up to $3,000
  • BC Hydro top-up: up to $3,000
  • City of Nanaimo top- up $350
  • Total combined: up to $6,350

Heat Pump- Ductless multi-split*

  • CleanBC rebate: up to $3,000
  • BC Hydro top-up: up to $3,000
  • Canada Greener Homes grant: up to $4,000
  • City of Nanaimo top- up $350
  • Total combined: up to $10,350

Heat Pump- Central ducted*

  • CleanBC rebate: up to $3,000
  • BC Hydro top-up: up to $3,000
  • Canada Greener Homes grant: up to $5,000
  • City of Nanaimo top up $350
  • Total combined: up to $11,350

Heat Pump- Income Qualified*

  • Up to $13,000 for air to water heat pumps
  • Up to $9,5000 for ductless, ducted air source and ducted duel fuel heat pumps

Home Energy Assessment

  • City of Nanaimo $150 for an initial incentive plus $10 per 5 GJ/year reduction on the EnerGuide rating scale, to a maximum of $200 for a follow-up assessment
  • Canada Greener Homes Up to $600 towards pre and post retrofit EnerGuide home evaluations
  • Total combined up to $950

Electrical Service Upgrade

  • CleanBC rebate up to $500
  • City of Nanaimo top up up to $500
  • Total combined up to $1000

Electrical Service Upgrade- Income Qualified

  • CleanBC up to $13,000

Fireplace/ Woodstove*

  • FortisBC Natural Gas Fireplace Rebate $300
  • City of Nanaimo rebates available to replace an older non-certified woodstove with a new woodstove ($300),a pellet stove ($500), or a heat pump ($750)

Windows, Doors and Draft proofing

  • CleanBC $50 to $100 per item
  • Canada Greener Homes Grant up to $5,000
  • CleanBC Income Qualified up to $9,500

Renewable Energy

  • Canada Green Homes Grant up to $5,000

Insulation

  • CleanBC up to $5,500
  • Canada Green Homes Grant up to $5,000
  • Total combined up to $10,000

*The City of Nanaimo provides an additional rebate of up to $750 where an older non-certified woodstove is replaced with a heatpump.  To learn more about the Woodstove Exchange Program click here.

Home Energy Efficiency Rebates

  • CleanBC Better Homes Rebate

  • Canada Greener Homes Grant

  • City of Nanaimo Home Energy Assessment Rebate

Last updated: August 16, 2022

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