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You can cut hundreds or even thousands of dollars off your next home renovation by taking advantage of BC Hydro, FortisBC and Efficiency BC rebates. Get up to $5,500 in rebates for installing new insulation, $2,000 for a heat pump, $1,000 for a high-efficiency heat pump water heater, up to $1,000 for installing ENERGY STAR windows/doors, and $300 for an EnerChoice gas fireplace. The more upgrades you make, the more efficient your home will be and you can receive $300 as a bonus.

A good way to start the process is to talk to an Efficiency BC energy coach or obtain an EnerGuide home evaluation (itself eligible for a $300 rebate) before you start renovating. To qualify for rebates, all work must be performed by an accredited contractor. Your Efficiency BC energy coach can help you navigate the rebates available to you and help you find an energy advisor in your area.

For more information and to apply, go online at bchydro.com/homerebates, making sure you have all the required supporting documents such as invoices.

For answers to your questions about home energy upgrades and help with your renovations, call the Energy Coach Hotline, 1-844-881-9790.