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Connect to gas

Connect to gas and save

By connecting to natural gas, you can save energy and money while enjoying the cosy warmth your family needs. Natural gas is piped directly to your home, meaning no more oil storage tank, wood chopping or filling propane tanks, and you’ll have more options for additional natural gas appliances too. 

Annual fuel cost – space heating1,2

Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast

 

Our rebates add up to big savings:

In total, installing a natural gas heating or heating and hot water system may qualify you for up to $2,700 in rebates.

 Are you eligible?* 

  1. Program is for existing homes only and is not available for new construction.
  2. Only one Connect to Gas rebate per appliance or system installed per household. 
  3. You must apply within 60 days of installation.

*Additional conditions apply. You can find a complete list of requirements under the Connect to Gas program terms and conditions or Direct Vent Wall Furnace rebate terms and conditions.

How to apply

  1. First obtain a pre-qualification code in advance of submitting your application form.
  2. Review the Connect to Gas program terms and conditions or Direct Vent Wall Furnace rebate terms and conditions and ensure you meet the eligibility requirements prior to purchasing any equipment. FortisBC is not responsible for any costs that are incurred as a result of a failure by customer to meet the eligibility criteria or otherwise comply with the terms and conditions.
  3. Check out our quality installation resources before you buy a furnace.
  4. Purchase and install an eligible natural gas space and/or water heating system. Have a gas contractor licensed with Technical Safety BC install your heat or heat & hot water system. Search our Trade Ally Network directory to find a contractor.
  5. Complete the required application form(s):
  6. Include a copy of your invoice showing details of all work performed, including the purchase date, make, model and installation permit number.

  7. Send the completed and signed application with the invoice, postmarked within 60 days of the installation date of the heating system. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.

    Connect to Gas program
    FortisBC Energy Inc.
    PO Box 9080, Station Main
    Surrey, BC, V3T 0J6

Questions?

For more information, read our frequently asked questions, call us at 1-800-663-8400 or email rebates@fortisbc.com.

Ensure a quality furnace installation

Your new furnace can provide you with years of comfort and efficiency, but only if it’s installed to a quality standard. Check out these resources to learn more:

Program incentives for natural gas contractors

Contractors who would like to take part in our Connect to Gas program can receive up to $100 incentive for each approved customer application.

Learn how you can receive the incentive by calling us at 1-800-663-8400 or emailing rebates@fortisbc.com

 

 

 

 

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.