The Comox Valley Regional District has increased and expanded its rebate programs for some home-heating and energy-efficiency upgrades.

The rebates come as part of the province’s CleanBC Better Homes rebate program.

The program aims to reduce the environmental impacts of existing residential buildings and reduce energy consumption.

The following municipal top-up rebate programs are being offered by the CVRD throughout 2021 on a first come first serve while funding is available:

  • A $2,000 rebate when switching from a fossil fuel heating system to a high-efficiency heat pump, which is an increase of $350.
  • A new rebate of $500 for an electrical upgrade when switching from a fossil fuel heating system to a high-efficiency heat pump.
  • A $150 rebate when using an energy advisor (program-qualified) to perform a home energy evaluation in order to help plan upgrades to make your home more efficient and comfortable

“We are excited to be able to offer increased incentives to our residents,” explains Alana Mullaly, CVRD Senior Manager of Sustainability and Regional Growth Strategy Planning. 

“It is a win, win. Residents save money and every little step we take helps us decrease our greenhouse gas emissions.”

Comox Valley residents may be eligible for other rebates offered through Better Homes BC programs for water heating, insulation, windows and doors. 

To learn more, visit the City of Courtenay’s website.