oiltank-tallSave on energy bills, lower your household carbon footprint and protect our local creeks, harbours and nearshore marine environment by replacing your home heating oil tank with a heat pump through the Province's Oil to Heat Pump Incentive Program for BC homeowners.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is pleased to announce that it is now offering top up incentives to the provincial program, of an additional $150 each to the first 335 homes located in the capital region that participate in the BC wide Oil to Heat Pump Incentive Program. Furthermore, the District of Saanich is offering an additional 90 incentives of $150 each to residents of Saanich, the City of Victoria is offering an additional 80 incentives of $150 each to residents of Victoria and the Township of Esquimalt is offering of $150 each to residents of Esquimalt.

The Provincial Oil to Heat Pump Incentive Program is funded by the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines' Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund and administered by City Green Solutions, a non-profit energy efficiency organization. The incentive program offers up to $1,700 per home to help British Columbians upgrade from oil heating to efficient electric air source heat pumps. Read more >>

crane-oiltank-hhThe incentives are offered on a first come, first serve basis. To learn more, or to register for the Oil to Heat Pump Incentive Program access the additional CRD, District of Saanich, City of Victoria and Township of Esquimalt incentives.

Why upgrade?

  • A typical heat pump upgrade will save you $1000 to $2700 on your heating bills each year, and will pay for itself quickly through energy savings.
  • They also work in reverse in the summer to provide cooling, or air conditioning.
  • Gain access to even more rebates energy and water saving upgrades through the HRR program.
  • Reduce your risk of an oil spill on your property. Recent reports outline the environmental and financial risks to homeowners with aging or under-maintained home heating oil tanks. Read more >>
  • Spills can have serious impacts on freshwater and marine environments. It is important to report spills immediately to ensure they are mitigated as quickly as possible.

How to Recycle Oil Tanks

There are two types of residential heating oil storage tanks, above ground tanks (typically found in basements or outside of homes) and underground tanks (buried). Oil tanks are metal, and as such, must be recycled once they are safely decommissioned. Once emptied of all oil and oil residue, home heating oil tanks can and must be recycled as scrap metal. Read more >>

Resources

Take Climate Action

Working in partnership with public, private and non-profit sectors, the CRD Climate Action Program supports the necessary shifts in policy, planning, infrastructure, and behaviour that are required to create a resilient and low-carbon capital region. Learn more ways you can lower your carbon footprint by taking Climate Action. Read more >>

Discover your Watershed

Watershed stewardship aims to collaboratively manage the landscape and its development to maintain watershed function and create sustainable communities. Learn more about your watershed and access new watershed resources including, watershed maps, videos, Ollie the Otter K-7 Curriculum and badge program. Read more >>