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Adding a heat pump to your home? Tri-Cities to host how-to session

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody are collaborating to provide information, including potential rebates property owners can earn.
Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody residents interested in getting a heat pump for their home are being invited to a free virtual info session on June 22, 2023. | Glacier Media |

Electric heat pumps are said to be the most energy-efficient way to keep homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

All of the above while leaning toward local efforts of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Tri-Cities municipalities are once again reaching out to homeowners thinking of installing the equipment by hosting a free virtual webinar later this month.

A June 22 public session is set to provide information about air-source heat pumps, including how the system works, its benefits and what financial compensation is available from the cities and the province.

It's the second consecutive year Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody has hosted such an event.

The ultimate goal is to ensure property owners that they'll be rewarded for switching from oil, natural gas or propane heating systems.

According to CleanBC, up to $6,000 in rebates are available to those that install an eligible air-source heat pump.

As well, the Tri-Cities communities have partnered with the government-funded entity to offer a group purchase rebate of $500. Most rebates are open on a first-come, first-served basis depending on funding.

The heat pump webinar is scheduled for June 22 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Interested homeowners are encouraged to register for the Zoom conference call in advance as space will be limited.

A Q&A will also take place after CleanBC's presentation.

For more information, you can visit the CleanBC Better Homes website, where those that can't attend can also find information on heat pumps and rebates.

You can also visit your municipality's respective website for its own heat pump program and guidelines: