Connect to natural gas: space and water heating rebates

Get up to $3,700 in rebates when you pre-qualify between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 and install eligible natural gas equipment by June 30, 2021.

Now, when you connect to natural gas and replace your wood stove, oil or propane space heating system with an eligible ENERGY STAR® high-efficiency natural gas furnace, boiler or combination heating and hot water system, you can get a bonus rebate of $700, for up to $2,400 in equipment rebates.

Plus, get an additional $300 rebate if you also install a natural gas barbecue, patio heater, outdoor fireplace or fire pit. By doing so, you can save money on heating costs and enhance the comfort and warmth of your outdoor living space all year long.

You may also apply for an additional rebate of up to $1,000 if you install an eligible natural gas high-efficiency water heater or P9 certified combination heating and hot water system.

Eligibility

  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 is available. Only one outdoor appliance is eligible for a rebate. Note: if installing a natural gas water heater or combination heating and hot water system, an additional rebate may be available through our Natural gas ENERGY STAR water heater program.
  3. To qualify for the additional $700 bonus rebate, you must obtain your pre-qualification code between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, and installation must be done before June 30, 2021.
  4. You must apply for your Connect to Gas rebate within 60 days of installation. 

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Rebate details 

The $700 bonus rebate is available for customers who pre-qualify for space and water heating system rebates between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 and install eligible equipment by June 30, 2021. See table for details.

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

$1,300

or

$2,000 if you pre-qualify between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021

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

$1,700

or

$2,400 if you pre-qualify between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021

$200 - $1,000
  • convert primary heating source from oil, propane or wood 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

or

$2,400 if you pre-qualify between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021

n/a
P9 certified combination heating and hot water system

$1,700

or

$2,400 if you pre-qualify between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021

$1,000
Outdoor Appliance (BBQ, patio heater, outdoor fireplace or fire pit)
$300
n/a
  • convert primary heating source from oil, propane or wood to natural gas and install an eligible outdoor appliance, in addition to installing an eligible furnace, boiler and natural gas water heater or combination heating and hot water system

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 Program.

How to apply 

  1. Obtain a pre-qualification code before submitting your rebate application. Obtaining your pre-qualification code between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 could qualify you for the $700 bonus rebate.
  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 by customer 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 optional outdoor appliance and have it 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 60 days of the installation date, complete 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.


  6. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.

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Incentives for gas contractors  

Contractors who would like to take part in our Connect to Gas program can receive up to a $175 incentive for each approved customer application ($100 per installed heating system, $150 per heating and hot water system and an additional $25 per outdoor appliance). Learn how you can receive the incentive by calling us at 1-855-909-2329 or emailing connecttogas@fortisbc.com.

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, call us at 1-855-909-2329 or email connecttogas@fortisbc.com.

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