Furnace and boiler rebates – income qualified


Please note rebates for gas furnaces and boilers are no longer available. If you've installed a furnace or boiler in 2023, here are the final deadlines for rebate applications:

  • Eligible equipment must be installed and all invoices must be dated on or before December 31, 2023.
  • You have up to 12 months from the invoice date to submit your rebate application (December 31, 2024, at the latest).


If you've installed a furnace or boiler in 2023, these are the eligibility requirements and rebate details:


  1. You must be a residential FortisBC gas customer with only one active residential gas account, upgrading the heating system at your primary residence and have gas as your primary source of heat.  
  2. Your combined annual household income (from all sources) must be below the maximum shown for your household size. Proof of income is required.

    Household sizeMaximum household income
    1 person$38,200
    2 people$47,600
    3 people$58,500
    4 people$71,000
    5 people$80,500
    6 people$90,800
    7 or more people$101,100
  3. The gas furnace or boiler you've replaced must have been at least 10 years old and must not  have required repairs in excess of $1,000 (pre-tax, including parts and labour). Emergency replacements of a furnace or boiler that was not in working order, or deemed unsafe to operate by a licensed gas contractor, is not eligible.
  4. You must have installed an eligible ENERGY STAR® furnace or boiler with a two-pipe direct vent system. A photo of the two-pipe direct vent system (sample 1, sample 2) must be made available upon request. Eligible equipment must have been installed and all invoices must be dated on or before December 31, 2023.
  5. The new furnace or boiler must have undergone commissioning to ensure it's installed and operating according to best practice. A copy of the completed commissioning sheet must be made available upon request.
  6. Applications must be submitted within one year of the installation date (December 31, 2024, at the latest).
  7. To obtain the additional $150 Connected thermostats rebate, a qualifying thermostat must have been installed by your licensed contractor at the same time as the new qualifying furnace.
  8. Your home must be 10+ years old and less than 3,500 square feet. Note: Homes converting from oil or propane may be eligible for Connect to gas rebates. Converting from electricity is not eligible.

Review the terms and conditions

Rebate details

Upgrade RebateRequirements 
95 to 96.9% (AFUE) furnace with a maximum size of 80,000 BTU/hour$2,000Eligible furnaces
97 to 99% (AFUE) furnace with a maximum size of 80,000 BTU/hour$3,0001Eligible furnaces
94% or higher (AFUE) boiler
$2,000Eligible boilers
Connected thermostat$150

ENERGY STAR Connected Thermostats

Furnace Manufacturer Connected Thermostats

Two-upgrade bonus $350Install an eligible ENERGY STAR gas furnace and make an additional Home Renovation Rebate upgrade and you could qualify for our $350 two-upgrade bonus.

AFUE = annual fuel utilization efficiency

Other requirements for high-efficiency furnace and boiler rebates

Your new heating system 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. 

How to apply

  • Ensure your eligible ENERGY STAR furnace or boiler was installed with a two-pipe direct vent system by a Technical Safety BC licensed gas contractor.
  • Your application must include a copy of your paid invoice showing:
    • details of all work performed
    • purchase date
    • make and model number
    • total cost (before taxes)
    • product type
    • installation permit number
    • the gas contractor’s Technical Safety B.C. licence number
  • Submit your completed application and copies of supporting documents, including your proof of income, within one year of the installation date.

    Applications may take up to 90 days to process. Some applicants may be asked for permission to visit their home to verify the installation and operation of their new furnace or boiler. These site visits are carried out by a third-party contractor and help us improve our rebate programs.

Start your rebate application

Note: the rebate application link takes you to 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.

How do I show proof of income?

Submit a copy of one of the following for each member of your household over 18 years of age. 

  • Notice of Assessment (NOA): submit a copy of your NOA from the Canada Revenue Agency for a current income tax return. Black out all information except for your name, effective date and income (line 15000 on NOA).
  • Social Assistance: submit your monthly cheque stub, or a printed copy of your Confirmation of Assistance if registered for My Self Serve.
  • Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER): submit either your SAFER cheque stub, acknowledgment letter or benefit change letter from BC Housing.
  • Rental Assistance Program: submit your Rental Assistance Program acknowledgment or benefit change letter from BC Housing.
  • National Child Benefit Supplement: submit your benefit notice from Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Other income: if applicable, provide documentation of foreign, rental and/or other income.
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS): submit your GIS notice.

How to get your Notice of Assessment

  • The NOA is the document Canada Revenue Agency sends you after filing your tax return. If you have your most current NOA, send us a copy with your application.
  • If you do not have your NOA, use Canada Revenue Agency’s My Account service to view and print a copy of your information.
  • You can also call them to request your NOA at 1-800-959-8281. Agents are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Third-party offers and services

Ecolighten Energy Solutions and IOE Consulting

As we work to continuously improve our programs, we will be asking a small percentage of applicants to provide access to their home to verify the installation and operation of their new furnace. This work is being carried out by one of our third-party contractors

The site visit may be conducted either in-person or virtually using an app such as FaceTime or Google Hangouts. Ecolighten and IOE 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 you're a contractor that is new to this program, contact us online or call us at 1-855-909-2329.

Rebate bundle: Income-qualified programs

Heat pump rebate – income qualified

Free home energy evaluation and upgrades

Free Energy Saving Kit

Furnace and boiler rebates – income qualified

Natural gas water heater rebates – income qualified

Get free energy-saving products to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.