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Approximate annual fuel cost – space heating

Natural gas. Good for smaller bills.

Whether keeping your home cosy and warm or heating water, natural gas offers convenience, comfort and cost savings.

Heating your home and water consumes a whopping 78 per cent of the total energy used in your home.1 But with natural gas space heating equipment up to 98 per cent efficient, you’ll see standout savings when you compare natural gas to other types of fuels or energy choices.

Three steps to switch ‘n’ save

We’ve simplified our process, making it easier to switch to natural gas.
1. Check availability & get an estimate.

​Find out if natural gas is available at your location and get a cost estimate.

If you’re ready, you can complete the request form, schedule your installation date* and submit your natural gas service request online.

* Online scheduling for natural gas installations may not be available for requests that require more planning.

2. Choose a gas contractor.

​Find a qualified gas contractor using our Trade Ally Network directory that lists more than 400 licensed gas contractors throughout BC. Your gas contractor can help guide you through the conversion process.

3. Save big with rebates up to $2,700.

Northern Interior1,2,3

Even more benefits of switching

Beyond the cost savings of natural gas, you’ll also enjoy the benefits that natural gas appliances offer:
  • instant, cosy heat at a flick of a switch
  • an abundance of hot water, when you need it
  • cosy fireplace ambience – perfect for relaxing or entertaining
  • convenience of direct heat and temperature control for cooking


We’re here to help. Call us at 1-866-585-5715.


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.