Connect to natural gas: space and water heating rebates

Connect to natural gas and replace your oil or propane primary space heating system with an eligible ENERGY STAR® high-efficiency natural gas furnace, boiler or combination heating and hot water system, and you could get a rebate of up to $1,700—while reducing your carbon emissions and your monthly energy bills.

Further reduce your carbon footprint by signing up for carbon-neutral Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), 1 available to customers connected to our natural gas system. RNG is easy to sign up for, and it works seamlessly with regular natural gas appliances.

Eligibility

  1. You must receive a pre-qualification code before installing your upgrades.
  2. Program is for existing homes only and is not available for new construction.
  3. Only one Connect to Gas rebate per appliance or system is available. Note: if installing a natural gas water heater or a P9 certified combination heating and hot water system, an additional rebate may be available through our natural gas high-efficiency water heater rebates.
  4. You must apply for your Connect to Gas rebate within 90 days of the paid invoice date. 

Review all the terms and conditions


Make sure the product you’re planning to purchase is eligible for a FortisBC rebate. You can refer to the lists of eligible equipment by clicking the links in the table below.
Note: some results may include an asterisk “*” in place of characters. As long as the characters before and after the asterisk match your model number, your model is eligible.

Rebate details

Space heating upgrade Rebate Additional water heater rebate Requirements
ENERGY STAR natural gas furnace or boiler

$1,300

n/a
ENERGY STAR natural gas furnace or boiler and standalone water heater

$1,700

$200 - $1,000
  • convert primary heating source from oil or propane to natural gas
  • install an eligible furnace or boiler and natural gas water heater that meets BC code requirements
ENERGY STAR natural gas combination boiler system

$1,700

n/a
P9 certified combination heating and hot water system

$1,700

$1,000

Additional water heater rebates

Get an additional rebate of up to $1,000 if you’re installing an ENERGY STAR furnace or boiler and an eligible standalone high-efficiency natural gas water heater, or a P9 certified combination heating and hot water unit (tankless water heater/air handler combination). You must apply separately for the additional water heater rebate through our  ENERGY STAR water heater rebates.

How to apply

  1. Obtain a pre-qualification code before submitting your rebate application.
  2. 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 to meet the eligibility criteria or otherwise comply with the terms and conditions.
  3. Purchase an eligible natural gas furnace, boiler or combination heating and hot water system and have the work permitted and installed by a gas contractor licensed with Technical Safety BC. You can find a contractor by searching our directory.
  4. If you’re not a gas utility account holder, you’ll need to submit the Utility Account Holder Consent form completed and signed by the account holder.
  5. Within 90 days of the paid invoice date, submit the Connect to Gas application and include a copy of the paid invoice showing details of all work performed, including the purchase date, make and model number, the installation permit number and the gas contractor’s Technical Safety BC licence number. Note: customers who received a pre-qualification code on or before September 14, 2021 must submit their applications within 60 days of completing the work.
  6. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.


Start your rebate application

Note: the rebate application link takes you to your Account login. Once you’ve registered and/or logged in you can start your rebate application.

For tips on using the online rebate application, read our how-to guide.

Ensure a quality furnace installation

Having your high-efficiency heating system installed to quality standards can help provide you with years of comfort and energy savings. Before you buy a furnace, check out these resources: 

We’re here to help

If you have questions, contact us online or call us at 1-855-909-2329.

1Renewable Natural Gas is produced in a different manner than conventional natural gas. It is derived from biogas, which is produced from decomposing organic waste from landfills, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities. The biogas is captured and cleaned to create carbon-neutral Renewable Natural Gas (also called biomethane).

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