The Comox Valley Regional District is offering some incentives for rural residents to switch from oil heat to heat pumps. The District is offering a $400 bonus incentive for oil users to switch to a heat pump.

Policy and Sustainability Analyst Vince Van Tongeren says that’s on top of the 17-hundred dollar rebate from the province.

Van Tongeren says there are several advantages to making the switch.

Van Tongeren adds there are a limited number of rebates on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can register for the incentive program through the website oiltoheatpump.ca.