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Heat Pumps

Eligible for 40K Interest-Free Canada Greener Homes Loan and CleanBC Better Homes Renovation Rebate Program

CleanBC Rebates may include funding from BC Hydro + FortisBC.

Heat pumps both heat and cool your home.  A modern heat pump can turn 1 GJ of purchased input energy into up to 3 GJ of energy output. In contrast a baseboard heater gives 1 GJ output for 1 GJ input but does not distribute the heat well. A fossil fuel combustion furnace gives only 0.6 to 0.95 GJ output per 1 GJ of energy purchased. Heat pumps must be sized accurately for each home to be efficient and minimize energy consumption. 

Air-source heat pump:

Air-to-water and water-heater heat pumps:

Provincial CleanBC Better Homes details for heat pumps: https://www.betterhomesbc.ca/rebates/cleanbc-better-homes-and-home-renovation-rebate-programs/

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Solar Panels

Eligible for 40K Interest-Free Canada Greener Homes Loan

A PV solar system reduces the electric energy purchased for the home and surplus energy can be sold back into the grid. The decrease in monthly electricity costs can offset loan payments.

  • Upgrades to existing PV solar systems are eligible.
  • Both off-grid and grid-connected homes are eligible.
  • May include battery storage systems

Eligibility criteria here.

Canada Greener Homes Grant details (registration in the GH program before Feb 12, 2024 required)

Windows & Doors

Eligible for 40K Interest-Free Canada Greener Homes Loan

Good triple pane windows reduce heat loss in winter, heat gain in summer, and reduce noise transmission. Windows are rated with U-values (the rate of heat loss), in contrast with insulation R-values (the resistance to heat loss). Lower U-values are better in contrast with R values (higher is better) used for wall insulation. Look for Energy Star ratings on windows too.

CleanBC Provincial Rebates: up to $2,000

Canada Greener Homes Grant: (registration in the GH program before Feb 12, 2024 required)

Eligibility GH criteria here

Insulation

Eligible for 40K Interest-Free Canada Greener Homes Loan

The right insulation upgrades improve home comfort and energy consumption. As insulation standards for new homes increase, better performing products are becoming the norm for renovations too. Ceiling insulation should be R40-R60. Increasing walls to near R30 from a common 2×6 R20 level makes a big difference in energy efficiency and comfort.

Provincial CleanBC / BC Hydro / FortisBC rebates

Attics: up to $900

Cathedral or Flat Ceilings: up to $900

Walls: up to $5,000

Floors: up to $750

Provincial eligibility criteria here

Canada Greener Homes Grant: (registration in the GH program before Feb 12, 2024 required)

Federal GH eligibility criteria here

Basements

Eligible for 40K Interest-Free Canada Greener Homes Loan

Cold air inputs through foundations increase a home’s heating demand and cost. Foundation insulation upgrades reduce heating demand in cold weather and improve comfort with warmer floors. 

Provincial CleanBC / BC Hydro / FortisBC rebates

  • Provincial insulation rebates require installation by a Home Performance Contractor Network member.

Basement upgrades: up to $1,200

Crawlspace upgrades: up to $1200

Provincial eligibility criteria here

Canada Greener Homes Grant: (registration in the GH program before Feb 12, 2024 required)

Federal GH eligibility criteria here

Air Sealing

Eligible for 40K Interest-Free Canada Greener Homes Loan

Fixing air leaks is a high value – low-cost upgrade to improve home comfort and reduce energy costs all year long. An Energy Advisor blower door test finds the air leaks!

Canada Greener Homes Grant: (registration in the GH program before Feb 12, 2024 required)

Federal GH eligibility criteria here

Important Information

Air sealing & indoor Radon gas levels: How to test.

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We called Ross from ARG Energy Advisor to come do an energy audit on our home. He called us back right away, came to our home within a couple of days. He’s very punctual and thorough. Throughout the renovation process he’s also been very helpful answering all our questions and guiding us in the right direction. We would definitely recommend Ross!

- Arad Jalali

Ross is incredibly organized, reliable, and communicative. He helped us in what was an extremely busy time for him with a short-fuse home energy assessment report so that we could take advantage of available government rebate and loan programs without slowing down our renovation. 100% would recommend his services to anyone!

- Eoin Helmsen

I am very pleased with my home’s energy evaluation by Ross from ARG Energy. He was very professional, informative and extremely helpful. It really helped me to decide on my heat pump and other upgrades. I was confused about the different grants available and Ross helped me understand the steps I need to take for the grant programs. I would definitely recommend ARG Energy!

- Emilia Bordalba

Energy Efficiency Government Programs

Up to $40,000 interest-free loan from the Canada Greener Homes Program

Canada Greener Homes Grant

Save $10,000+ in Energy Upgrade Rebates as an existing homeowner

Helping home builders achieve Step Code 3 and beyond

Professional Memberships & Standards

Natural Resources Canada Energy Advisor

Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors

Homebuilders Association Vancouver

Canadian Home Builders Association

Better Business Bureau

Making Your Home More Energy Efficient and More Comfortable