The City of Campbell River is providing a total of $15,000 in funding this year to encourage residents to use an electric air source heat pump as opposed to a fossil fuel heating system.
A $350 top-up rebate is being offered to participants by the city on a first-come, first-serve basis while funding lasts.
The provincial government is administering the program.
“Each resident that increases their home’s energy efficiency is helping the community to reduce our overall greenhouse gas emissions, something that the city strongly supports as a signatory to the B.C. Climate Action Charter,” said long-range planning and sustainability manager Jason Locke. “It is exciting to partner with the province on a program that promotes climate action and saves residents money on energy costs.”
The CleanBC Better Homes program, BC Hydro and the Canada Greener Homes grant also provide rebates for using heat pumps.