Natural gas fireplace rebate

Sebastian and Mickey from HGTV Canada's Worst to First get cosy with an EnerChoice® natural gas fireplace.

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If you’re buying a new natural gas fireplace for your home, townhouse or condominium, upgrade to an eligible EnerChoice® model and you could get a $300 rebate.

Before beginning work, make sure you qualify for this rebate by reviewing the Program Rebate Requirements, as outlined in the terms and conditions and the eligibility and rebate details below.

Eligibility

  1. You must be either:
  1. a residential natural gas customer, and your FortisBC gas account must be in your name
  2. or

  3. the owner of a strata unit in FortisBC’s gas service area, and the FortisBC gas account must be in the strata’s name.
  1. The EnerChoice fireplace you purchase must be on our eligible fireplace list. (Note: not all EnerChoice models qualify for a rebate.)
  2. Only interior installations are eligible for a rebate. Outdoor fireplaces do not qualify.
  3. The fireplace must be installed a Technical Safety BC licensed gas contractor with a GST number and valid BC business license.
  4. Applications must be submitted within six months of the invoice date.
  5. Additional eligibility requirements apply.

Review residential natural gas customers' terms and conditions.

Review strata unit owners' terms and conditions.

Rebate eligible fireplaces

Make sure the fireplace you're planning to purchase is eligible for a rebate as not all EnerChoice models qualify. Click on the dropdown menu to search. Only models listed here qualify.

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.

 

Please enter a manufacturer or model number.

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Rebate details

The EnerChoice designation was developed by fireplace manufacturers to identify the most energy-efficient natural gas fireplaces. To qualify for EnerChoice, hearths must have a minimum fireplace efficiency rating of:

  • 62.4 per cent or higher for fireplaces
  • 61 per cent or higher for inserts
  • 66 per cent or higher for freestanding stoves

We offer rebates on the highest efficiency models that meet our requirements.

Upgrade Rebate Requirements
EnerChoice natural gas fireplace, insert or freestanding stove $300
Two-upgrade bonus $300 Install an eligible EnerChoice natural gas fireplace and make an additional Home Renovation Rebate upgrade and you could qualify for our $300 two-upgrade bonus.
Note: only one fireplace rebate is eligible towards this bonus.

How to apply

Choose one:

Residential natural gas customer with a FortisBC account

  1. Purchase an eligible EnerChoice fireplace and have it installed by a Technical Safety BC licensed gas contractor with a valid GST number. You can find a licensed gas contractor through our online directory, and fireplace retailers are listed on the EnerChoice website.
  2. Apply online or complete the fireplace rebate application form for homeowners within six months of your invoice date and include a copy of the paid invoice showing details of all work performed, including:
    • the purchase date
    • make and model number
    • installation permit number
    • gas contactor's Technical Safety BC licence number

    See a sample invoice for fireplaces for specific requirements.

  3. Email your completed application and copies of supporting documents within six months of the invoice date to: rebates@fortisbc.com.
  4. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.
  5. Watch our short video to learn more about how to apply for your natural gas fireplace rebate.

Strata unit owner where the FortisBC account is in the strata’s name

  1. Once you’ve received approval from your strata, purchase an eligible EnerChoice fireplace and have it installed by a Technical Safety BC gas contractor with a valid GST number. You can find a licensed gas contractor through our online directory, and fireplace retailers are listed on the EnerChoice website.
  2. Complete the fireplace rebate application for stratas and have your strata complete Section 3, as they hold the FortisBC natural gas account. You’ll also need to include a copy of the paid invoice showing details of all work performed, including:
    • the purchase date
    • make and model number
    • installation permit number
    • gas contactor's Technical Safety BC licence number

    See a sample invoice for fireplaces for specific requirements.

    For tips on applying for your rebate, watch one of our short videos:

  3. Email your completed application and copies of supporting documents within six months of the invoice date to: rebates@fortisbc.com.
  4. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.

Third-party offers and services

CleanBC

For advice on options and incentives for energy-efficiency upgrades for homes, contact the CleanBC Energy Coach. Energy Coaches are trained energy-efficiency specialists who provide building-science based information about the options and opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your home or building. Note: FortisBC is not responsible for any advice provided by the energy coach.

If making multiple upgrades consider hiring a program qualified energy advisor to perform a pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide®* home evaluation.

*EnerGuide is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada.

Additional rebates for replacing a wood stove

The Province of BC and local communities are offering incentives to exchange wood stoves with cleaner burning options such as natural gas fireplaces. These rebates are independent of FortisBC and have their own eligibility criteria. To learn more, visit the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program.

We’re here to help

If you have questions about our rebates, email rebates@fortisbc.com.

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