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Heat Pump Grants and Rebates: Government incentives available in Greater Vancouver

You can currently get a CleanBC rebate of up to $6000 (or $9500 if you’re low income) when you install a new heat pump. One June 18, 2024, a new program will provide greater rebates for income qualified households. Current CleanBC heat pump rebates: Get $3000-$9500 back A $3000 CleanBC rebate is available on dual …

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New Boiler Prices: Cost to install a new boiler in Vancouver BC

Here are some ballpark starting prices for new boilers in the Greater Vancouver area. These prices were last updated January 2022. Mid efficiency boiler installation, using existing water side components:From $5500 including installation Mid efficiency boilers are 80-85% efficient. While they are not as efficient as new high efficiency boilers, they are still significantly more …

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How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

According to a 2002 report published by the Ontario Lung Association, a survey showed the public believed “indoor air pollution was a relatively minor problem compared to outdoor air pollution.” However, with many people now spending more than 90% of their time indoors, and “concentrations of indoor pollutants can sometimes greatly exceed outdoor concentrations”. This …

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Whole House Air Filters: Comparing HEPA filters, electronic air cleaners, UV lamps, and 5″ filters

How do professionally installed air cleaners compare to 1” filters and portable air cleaners? According to North America’s best regarded consumer publication, professionally installed whole-house air cleaners with 4-5” filters outperform  standard 1” models (even including the more advanced “allergen reducing” filters that are sold in hardware stores). They outperformed room air purifiers by an …

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BC Electric Furnace Installation Options: Cut your energy costs

The cost of electricity in BC has risen substantially over the last few years, and further increases are expected. At current energy prices, it costs more than three times as much to heat a home with an electric furnace than a high efficiency gas furnace (assuming you are being billed at the higher tier 2 …

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Furnace & AC Extended Warranties: Buyer beware

Over the past 10 years or so, the cost of new furnaces and air conditioners has been steadily rising due to increasing energy efficiency standards. As a result, homeowners have become more interested in extended warranties in order to protect their investment. Unfortunately, as the Air Conditioning Contractors of America warns, many contractors are providing …

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Tankless Water Heater Prices: Cost to install a tankless system in Vancouver BC

Many people are interested in the benefits of a tankless water heater, but have a hard time finding out the cost to install one. We have decided to post some “ballpark prices” just to give homeowners a general idea of the costs involved.  Ballpark starting prices for a tankless water heater installation System Type Starting …

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