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  • Victoria
  • Sidney
  • Saanich Peninsula
    250-656-4626
In your neighbourhood...

Home Upgrades? Don't Miss Out on Rebates!

If you are contemplating home upgrades this year, don't miss out on the many government and utility rebates available to you.

Insulate for a Livesmart BC Rebate

New this month from LiveSmart BC is an insulation and air sealing rebate program providing up to $1200 for wall insulation, $1000 for basement or crawlspace insulation, and $600 for attic insulation, along with up to $400 for air sealing (see LiveSmart BC grant chart for details).

Insulation upgrades may not seem as "sexy" at first as more visible home upgrades, but the difference can be quite transformative. Spaces that are cold and drafty in the winter become warm, cozy and inviting. In the hot summer days, your home can stay cooler and more comfortable. If you live in a noisy neighbourhood, you can even notice your home becoming a more quiet, peaceful haven to retreat to. And you'll also likely see your energy bills shrink – and who wouldn't like to have money to spend on something other than a big heating bill? Your home will also have a lighter impact on the planet, and who wouldn't want that?

To access LiveSmart BC rebates, book a home energy assessment with a Certified Energy Advisor to learn about your home's current and energy efficiency potential, and for a prioritized upgrade plan.

Switch 'n' Shrink from Oil to Efficient Gas Heating

If you are heating with oil and are contemplating a switch, FortisBC offers a $1000 rebate for switching from oil to an efficient gas heating system. Read more at the FortisBC's Switch 'n' Shrink Program webpage.

Appliance Incentives from BC Hydro

If you are upgrading your appliances, choose ENERGY STAR® qualified items for a rebate.

  • $75 Energy Star Clothes Washers: Mail In Rebate
  • $50 Energy Star Refrigerators: Mail in Rebate
  • $25 Energy Star Dishwasher: Mail in Rebate
  • $25 Energy Star Freezer: Mail in Rebate

Visit BC Hydro Power Smart's website for details about these and many other incentives for energy saving home improvements.

Regional Programs

  • Colwood residents can access up to $3000 for a solar hot water system and $500 towards a heat pump from Solar Colwood.
  • Across the CRD, apartment and condominium buildings in the can access free energy and water saving kits through Tap by Tap.

And more!
There are many incentives available for energy saving home upgrades, and new incentives coming online frequently. City Green, your non-profit energy efficiency specialists, aim to be your one-stop shop for information about and assistance toward meeting your energy saving goals. So if you have questions about home upgrades for saving energy and money, give us a call and we'll get you connected.

 
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