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Buying a home?

Natural gas. Good for smaller bills.

If you’re house hunting, look for the affordable luxury of natural gas. Choosing a home with energy-efficient natural gas heating systems can save you money for years to come, and natural gas appliances offer comfort and convenience you’ll enjoy every day.​

Annual fuel cost – space heating1,2

Lower Mainland and Squamish

This graph shows fuel cost comparisons for the Lower Mainland and Squamish. Check out the possible savings in your area or compare energy sources and costs for yourself using the energy calculator.

Enjoy the convenience and comfort of natural gas appliances

The cosy heat at the flick of a switch with a natural gas fireplace, or an outdoor fire pit. The peace of mind you get from reliable natural gas furnaces and water heaters, which stay on through power outages. The instant, precise heat from a natural gas range or cooktop. These are just a few of the benefits to be had with natural gas appliances​.

Make a difference, with Renewable Natural Gas

Farms, landfills and municipalities have teamed up with us to capture biogas from decomposing organic waste, which would otherwise escape into the atmosphere. This biogas is purified to make carbon neutral Renewable Natural Gas, which FortisBC natural gas customers can sign up for.


Contact a FortisBC energy solutions manager.

1Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency, Comprehensive Energy Use Database, residential sector, BC, Table 2: Secondary Energy Use, 2012.

2These are approximate annual costs for space heating of a typical household in specific FortisBC and BC Hydro service areas as identified. A typical household is defined as an existing single family house approx. 2,300 square ft. with average insulation. Anticipated savings will be the difference between annual natural gas, electricity, heating oil or propane costs for various heating equipment. Calculations compare the most energy-efficient heating equipment currently available for natural gas furnace heating, electric resistance heating, oil furnace heating and propane furnace heating, and are based on FortisBC natural gas rates as of April 2018, FortisBC electricity rates as of April 2018 used for Southern Interior, BC Hydro electricity rates as of April 2018 used for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Whistler and Northern Interior, and heating oil and propane rates as of February 2018. These include applicable carbon tax. Savings may vary by household and do not include potential rebates and/or incentives.

3Source: Home Heating Oil & Propane Price Survey for B.C., Participant Research, February 2018.