Connect to natural gas: space and water heating rebates

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Get up to $1,700 in rebates 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. Plus, get an additional $300 rebate, when you install a natural gas BBQ, patio heater, outdoor fireplace or fire pit! By doing so, you’ll improve the comfort of your home, save money on heating costs, and improve the quality of your outdoor space!

You could get 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. You must apply for your Connect to Gas rebate within 60 days of installation. 

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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, 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 n/a
P9 certified combination heating and hot water system

$1,700 $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

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 can get an additional rebate, qualifying you for a total rebate of up to $2,700. You must apply separately for this additional rebate through our Natural gas ENERGY STAR water heater program or Combination Heating and Hot Water System Program.

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 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. Complete the Connect to Gas application form and have the contractor complete and sign their part. 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.
  5. Email your completed application and copies of supporting documents within 60 days of the installation date to:

    rebates@fortisbc.com

    Watch our short video to learn more about how to apply for your space and water heating rebates.

    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 $175 incentive for each approved customer application ($100 per installed heating system, $150 per heating and hot water system and additional $25 per an outdoor appliance). Learn how you can receive the incentive by calling us at 1-877-740-0055 or emailing rebates@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 1-877-740-0055 or email rebates@fortisbc.com.

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