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Natural gas fireplaces

If you own a house, townhouse or a condominium and are considering upgrading your natural gas fireplace you could get a $300 rebate when you purchase a FortisBC eligible EnerChoice® model.

Are you eligible?*

  1. You must be either
    1. A residential natural gas customer, and your FortisBC gas account must be in your name
    2. The owner of a strata unit in FortisBC gas territory and the FortisBC gas account must be in the strata’s name.​
  2. The EnerChoice fireplace you purchase must be on our eligible model list. (Note: not all EnerChoice models qualify for a rebate.) 
  3. Your application must be postmarked within 60 days of the purchase date.

*You can find a complete list of requirements under the applicable terms and conditions for residential gas customers or strata unit owners.

What is an EnerChoice fireplace?

​All fireplaces sold in Canada have an EnerGuide®* label that tells you how energy efficient it is. There is no ENERGY STAR® rating for fireplaces, so in BC, manufacturers developed the EnerChoice​ designation to identify the most efficient models.

To qualify for EnerChoice status, hearths must have minimum fireplace efficiency (FE) ratings of:

  • ​62.4% or higher for fireplaces
  • 61% or higher for inserts
  • 66% or higher for free­standing stoves

*EnerGuide is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada.

How FortisBC eligible EnerChoice fireplaces save more energy

By using an energy-efficient fireplace to heat just the area you’re in, you can turn down the heating in the rest of the house, and reduce energy costs.

Most high-efficiency fireplaces have automatic thermostat control, which turns down the heat once the desired temperature is reached. This saves energy while keeping the room from getting too hot and uncomfortable. To maximize energy savings, turn off the fireplace when you leave the room.

How to apply

Choose one of the following:

I am a residential gas customer and my FortisBC gas account is in my name

For tips on applying for your rebate, watch our video.

  1. Review the terms & conditions.
  2. Purchase an eligible EnerChoice fireplace and have it installed by a gas contractor licensed with Technical Safety BC.
  3. Complete the application form and include a copy of the purchase invoice with make and model of the fireplace and the contractor invoice that contains the date of installation, details of the work performed and the registration number of the gas fitter and installation permit number. See a sample invoice for specific requirements.
  4. Send the signed application and supporting documents to:
         EnerChoice Fireplace Program
         FortisBC 
         P.O. Box 9090
         Surrey, BC, V3T 5W4

         or

         Email it to rebates@fortisbc.com
  5. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.
I own a unit in a strata building and the FortisBC gas account is in the strata’s name

For tips on applying for your rebate, watch our video.

  1. Review the terms & conditions.
  2. Once you’ve received approval from your strata, purchase an eligible EnerChoice fireplace and have it installed by a gas contractor licensed with Technical Safety BC.
  3. Complete the application form and have your strata complete Section 3 as they hold the FortisBC natural gas account. You’ll also need to include a copy of the purchase invoice with the make and model of the fireplace and contractor invoice containing the date of installation, details of the work performed and the registration number of the gas fitter and installation permit number. See a sample invoice for specific requirements.
  4. Send the signed application and supporting documents to:
         EnerChoice Fireplace Program
         FortisBC 
         P.O. Box 9090
         Surrey, BC, V3T 5W4

         or

         Email it to rebates@fortisbc.com
  5. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.

Additional rebates for replacing a wood stove

The Province of BC and local communities are offering incentives to exchange wood stoves with cleaner burning options such as natural gas fireplaces. These rebates are independent of FortisBC and have their own eligibility criteria. To learn more, visit the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program.

Questions?

  • Watch our video on how to apply for rebates.
  • For advice on options and incentives for energy-efficiency upgrades for your home, contact the BC Home Energy Coach. It’s free, available by phone or online, and offered by a third-party non-profit organization, City Green Solutions. 
  • For questions about your fireplace rebate, call FortisBC at 1-800-663-8400.

Qualify for additional rebates

If you’re making multiple energy-efficiency upgrades to your home, consider having an EnerGuide** home evaluation first. As well as the fireplace rebate, you could qualify for an additional $750 bonus and insulation and draftproofing rebates through our Home Renovation Rebate Program.

*FortisBC is not responsible for any advice provided by the BC Home Energy Coach service.
**EnerGuide is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada.