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Switch from oil to natural gas

By switching to natural gas, you’ll 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 or wood chopping, and more options for additional natural gas appliances too.

You could be eligible for a $1,000 rebate when you make the switch and install an eligible ENERGY STAR® natural gas heating system with our Switch ‘n’ Shrink Program. 

Eligibility requirements*

  1. You must be a new or existing FortisBC residential natural gas customer.
  2. You must convert your home’s oil, wood or propane central heating system to natural gas (or from oil or wood to propane in a FortisBC piped propane service area) and the gas service line must be activated before February 28, 2018.
  3. Your new system must be purchased and installed by February 28, 2018.
*You can find a complete list of requirements under the program terms and conditions.


How to apply

  1. Review the program terms and conditions.
  2. If installing a furnace, check out our quality installation resources before you buy.
  3. Purchase an eligible ENERGY STAR furnace or boiler and have it installed by a gas contractor licensed with the BC Safety Authority. You can find a contractor by searching our Trade Ally Network directory.  
  4. Complete the application form and include a copy of your invoice showing details of all work performed, including the purchase date, make, model and installation permit number. 
  5. Send the completed and signed application with the invoice postmarked by March 31, 2018 to:
    Switch ‘n’ Shrink Program
    PO Box 9090
    Surrey, BC V3T 5W4 
  6. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.


For more information, read our frequently asked questions, call us at 1-800-663-8400 or email

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: