Rebate bundle: Home renovations

Door & window rebates

Heat pump rebate

Heat pump water heater rebate

Home renovation bonus rebates

Insulation rebates

Natural gas boiler and combination heating and hot water system rebates

Natural gas fireplace rebate

Natural gas furnace rebates

Natural gas water heater rebate

Install two or more eligible energy-efficiency upgrades (boiler and combination system rebates count as two upgrades) and you could qualify for home renovation bonus rebates from $300 to $2,000.

Natural gas furnace rebates

Replace your old natural gas furnace with an eligible ENERGY STAR® model and you could qualify for a rebate of up to $700.

Eligibility

  1. You must be a residential FortisBC natural gas customer, with natural gas as your primary source of heat.
  2. Your existing furnace must be at least 10 years old and must not require repairs in excess of $1,000 (pre-tax, including parts and labour). Emergency replacements of a furnace that is not in working order or is deemed unsafe to operate by a licensed gas contractor is not eligible.
  3. You must install an eligible ENERGY STAR furnace with a two-pipe direct vent system, as verified by a photograph included with your application.
  4. Applications must be submitted within six months of the invoice date.

Review all the terms and conditions.

Rebate details

Upgrade Rebate Requirements
95 to 96.9 per cent annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) furnace $500 Eligible furnaces
97 to 99 per cent AFUE furnace $7001

Other requirements for high-efficiency furnace rebates

Your new furnace must have two-pipe direct venting. One pipe provides directly vented outside air to the sealed combustion chamber, while the second sealed pipe directs exhaust gases outside. This system improves the efficiency and lifespan of the equipment as well as the comfort of your home. 

For more information, see our info sheet on what to look for in a high-efficiency furnace installation.

 

How to apply

  1. Purchase an eligible ENERGY STAR furnace and have it installed with a two-pipe direct vent system by a Technical Safety BC licensed gas contractor. You can find a contractor by searching our online directory.
  2. Work with your contractor to complete, in full, the furnace rebate application and commissioning sheet.

    You must include a photograph of the new two-pipe direct vent system (sample 1sample 2) installed in your home and a copy of your paid invoice showing details of all work performed, purchase date, make and model number, the installation permit number and the gas contractor’s Technical Safety BC licence number. See the sample invoice for specific requirements.
  3. Email or mail your completed application and copies of supporting documents within six months months of the installation date to:

    furnace@fortisbc.com

    or

    Furnace Replacement Program
    FortisBC
    PO Box 9090
    Surrey, BC V3T 5W4

    Note: if mailing, registered mail is recommended.
  4. Applications may take up to 90 days to process. A small percentage of applicants may be asked for permission to visit their home to verify the installation and operation of their new furnace. These site visits are carried out by a third-party contractor and help us improve our rebate programs.

Incentives for gas contractors

Contractors who would like to take part in our Furnace Replacement Program can receive a $100 incentive for each approved customer application.

Contractors are required to agree to terms and conditions and comply with requirements in the High-efficiency furnace installation guide for existing houses.

Third-party offers & services

EfficiencyBC

EfficiencyBC is a free service offered by City Green Solutions, a third-party, non-profit organization. It provides homeowners and contractors with information on energy-efficiency upgrades for homes, including:

  • Rebates from your local municipality and the Government of BC.
  • Energy Coach advice on options and incentives for saving energy. Note: FortisBC is not responsible for any advice provided by the energy coach.

Ecolighten

As we work to continuously improve our programs, we will be asking a small percentage of applicants to provide us with access to their home to verify the installation and operation of the new furnace. This work is being carried out by a third-party contractor called Ecolighten Energy Solutions. Ecolighten staff will always call in advance to book a site visit appointment with you. Their staff also carry photo ID badges identifying them as FortisBC contractors.

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. Check out these resources to learn more: 

We’re here to help

If you have questions about this rebate, or are a contractor who is new to this program, call 1-800-663-8400 or email furnace@fortisbc.com.

1This incentive is funded by FortisBC, the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada. 

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