Grant Name: Door & Window Rebates

Status:

Active

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Deadline:

Ongoing

Description

This Program offers rebates upon the installation of ENERGY STAR® certified doors and windows

 

Upgrading your doors and windows can help reduce heat loss from your home and save on your energy bills.

Before beginning work, make sure you qualify for this rebate by reviewing the Program Rebate Requirements, as outlined in the terms and conditions and the eligibility and rebate details below.

Eligibility

 

General eligibility

  1. The home must have:
    • a residential FortisBC natural gas account and/or
    • a residential FortisBC or municipal electricity account of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro
  2. If the registered owner of the property where upgrades were made is not the utility account holder (e.g. landlord/tenant) the owner must have the account holder complete the Utility Account Holder Consent form.
  3. The home must be a year-round primary residence at least 12 months old and be either a single-family, duplex, triplex, row home, townhouse or mobile home on a permanent foundation. New construction, additions and garage upgrades are not eligible.
  4. Applications must be submitted within six months of the paid invoice date.
  5. Rebates cannot exceed the paid cost on the invoice.

View full general eligibility requirements.

Window and door specific requirements

  1. All upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor with a GST number and a valid BC business license for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed. Self-installations are not eligible.
  2. You must replace existing doors and/or windows (including the frames) on the exterior of your home with rebate eligible models. Each rough opening in which doors or windows are replaced counts as one door and/or window. A bay window, which may be made up of several individual window sections, counts as one window.
  3. Skylights are not eligible for a rebate.

How to Apply?

  1. Have your windows and/or doors installed by a contractor who is licensed in BC for window/door installations.
  2. Apply online within six months of your invoice date with the following information:
    • your FortisBC natural gas and/or electricity account number, or municipal electricity account number from Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland or Nelson Hydro
    • your email
    • scanned copies of all paid invoices showing details of all work performed, including the purchase date, make, model and installation permit numbers (if applicable)Invoices for door and window rebate applications must include:
      • a description of the work completed, including the number of windows and/or doors installed (e.g. replacement of 10 single-pane windows)
      • the U-factor rating from the manufacturer label of each window/door
      • the window/door model number
      • the reference number from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) or Certified Products Directory (CPD) number provided by one of the following certifying bodies:
        • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
        • Intertek Canada (Intertek)
        • Labtest Certification (LC)
        • QAI Laboratories (QAI)
        • National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC)
      • See a sample invoice for doors and windows.
      • a photo of each installed product’s label showing the U-Factor, certification body, and NRCan reference number or CPD number (See a sample label here.)
  3. If you’re not the utility account holder (e.g. property is a rental), have the account holder complete the consent form.
  4. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.

 

Note: the rebate application link below takes you to Account login. Once you’ve registered and/or logged in you can start your rebate application. Hint: we recommend using Google Chrome® for the best experience.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

Natural gas customers – 1-855-909-2329
Electricity customers – 1-855-909-2331

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

British Columbia

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