Electoral Area Heat Pump Rebate Program

Building on our commitment to support residents in becoming more energy efficient and the current incentives for new buildings, the RDEK has launched the Electoral Area Heat Pump Rebate Program. 

The Program will provide twenty $750 incentives to support existing homes in the electoral areas to become more energy efficient by switching from fossil fuel based heating to electric air source heat pumps.


To be eligible for this program, a resident must:

  • Be the age of majority in British Columbia (19 years of age) at the time of Program participation. 
  • Reside within one of the six rural RDEK electoral areas. Homes within municipalities (Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford, Cranbrook, Kimberly, Invermere, Canal Flats, Radium) are excluded. The District of Invermere has its own Building Incentive Program for fuel switching.
  • Own a single-detached home, a mobile home on a permanent foundation, or a duplex, triplex, row home or townhome using oil, propane, or natural gas as the primary heating source. Primary heating source means it can meet at least 50% of your home heating needs. 
  • Replace your propane, oil or natural gas boiler or furnace with a cold climate or electric air source heat pump as your primary heating source. Your furnace can be maintained for back up heating, but this may exclude you from provincial rebates. Rebates are only eligible for new installs, which will be reflected on your final invoice from your contractor once your project has been completed. Rebates are not retro-active on past installs.

Twenty $750 rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis for heat pump retrofits completed through a Participating Contractor. The incentive will be added directly to your invoice by a Participating Contractor and no application is required. This rebate is in addition to current Federal and Provincial rebates available for heat pump retrofits, which have additional requirements.

Participating Contractors

Participating Contractors have applied to the new Home Performance Contractors Network, a network of retrofit contractors in BC that meet specified trade designations, training qualifications and quality assurance measures and have committed to the Program Terms and Conditions.  

High Point Plumbing and Heating 
Contact info: (250) 426-5352

Rocky Mountain Air Tech 
Contact info: 250-427-6260

Shift Air Mechanical 
Contact info: 778-526-5265 

Jefferson Contracting Ltd
Contact info: 250-688-1267 or 250-342-5299


Please note: The RDEK does not endorse any particular manufacturer, product/measure or contractor. The Participating Contractors above have registered with the Home Performance Contractors Network and committed to completing training requirements within the HPCN timelines.  Manufacturers, products/measures, or contractors not mentioned are not implied to be unsuitable in any way.

Program Contact:

If you have any questions about the Program or are a Contractor interested in participating, please contact:

Jenna Annett, Climate Initiatives Coordinator
Community Energy Association

Phone: (250) 469-6783 ext. 729
Email: jannett@communityenergy.bc.ca

Clean BC Group Purchase Rebate

The CleanBC Group Purchase Rebate (GPR) is an additional rebate for homes switching from oil, propane or natural gas space heating to a qualifying air source heat pump. You will need the AHRI number to ensure the product combination is listed on the Qualified Heat Pump Product List (this is for CleanBC rebates only and Greener Homes has a separate list). Up to $500 is available in addition to the CleanBC heat pump rebate (up to $6,000) based on the number of homes in the group with the same GPR code. 

Two easy steps:

  1. Join the current group using your GPR Code here.  GPR Code: GPR0179-EXP11/04/2023-CBC
  2.  Apply for rebates using the GPR Code in the online application form.  
Other energy efficiency information and rebates:

Last edited: Thu, March 23, 2023 - 4:09:58