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Buying a new home?

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.

Natural gas. Good for smaller bills.

Natural gas space and water heating systems offer plenty of cosy warmth—and savings. For example, an average home on Vancouver Island using natural gas for space heating could save more than 60 per cent on energy costs, compared to other energy sources such as electricity or heating oil.1,2

Depending on where you live and the size of your household, you could save even more. See the possible savings in your area or compare energy sources and costs for yourself using the energy calculator.

Convenience, comfort and cost savings

Natural gas appliances offer many other lifestyle benefits for your home and family:

New homes with natural gas

Many new home developments in BC already offer the benefits of natural gas. Find one near you!

Looking to buy a newly built home?

ENERGY STAR® qualified homes offer comfort, durability and energy savings, year after year.


To learn more about new homes with natural gas, contact a FortisBC energy solutions manager.

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Fuel cost sources

1These 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 October 2016, FortisBC electricity rates as of January 2016 used for Southern Interior, BC Hydro electricity rates as of April 2015 used for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Whistler and Northern Interior, and heating oil rates as of July 2016. These include applicable carbon tax. Savings may vary by household and do not include potential rebates and/or incentives.

2Source: Home Heating Oil & Propane Price Survey for B.C., Participant Research, July 2016.