Natural gas furnace rebates
Please note rebates for gas furnaces are no longer available. If you've installed a furnace in 2023, here are the final deadlines for rebate applications:
- Eligible equipment must have been installed and all invoices must be dated on or before December 31, 2023.
- You have up to six months from the invoice date to submit your rebate application (June 30, 2024, at the latest).
- The home must have:
- a residential FortisBC gas account (except for strata unit owners installing EnerChoice® fireplaces)
- If the registered owner of the property where upgrades were made is not the utility account holder (e.g. landlord/tenant) the owner must have the account holder complete the Utility Account Holder Consent form.
- The home must be a year-round primary residence at least 12 months old and be either a single-family detached, duplex, triplex, row home, townhouse or mobile home on a permanent foundation. New construction, additions and garage upgrades are not eligible. Apartments and condos are eligible for fireplace rebates only.
- Applications must be submitted within six months of the paid invoice date (no later than June 30, 2024).
- Rebates cannot exceed the paid cost on the invoice.
- Only one rebate per home for a primary space heating system and a water heater is allowed.1
Furnace and thermostat-specific requirements
- All upgrades must have been installed by a Technical Safety BC licensed contractor with a GST number and a valid B.C. business license for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed. Self-installations are not eligible.
- The furnace must be replacing an existing gas primary1 space heating system that’s a minimum of 10 years old. Note: Homes converting from oil or propane may be eligible for Connect to gas rebates. Converting from electricity is not eligible.
- Warranty replacements or emergency replacements of space heating systems not in working order or deemed unsafe to operate by a licensed gas contractor are not eligible for rebates.
- You must have installed an eligible ENERGY STAR furnace 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. For more information, see our info sheet: Five things to know before your new high-efficiency furnace is installed.
- The new furnace must undergo 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.
- To be eligible for the connected thermostat rebate, the qualifying thermostat must have been installed by your licensed gas contractor at the same time as the new, qualifying furnace.
Terms and conditions
|95 to 96.9% (AFUE) furnace
|97 to 99% (AFUE) furnace
Note: thermostats are not a bonus-eligible upgrade.
|Install an eligible ENERGY STAR gas furnace and make an additional Home Renovation Rebate upgrade and you could qualify for our $300 two-upgrade bonus.
AFUE = annual fuel utilization efficiency
How to apply
- Ensure you've purchased an eligible ENERGY STAR furnace and have it installed with a two-pipe direct vent system by a Technical Safety BC licensed gas contractor with a valid GST number. You can find a contractor by searching our online directory.
Apply online. Your application must include:
- a copy of your paid invoice showing details of:
- all work performed
- purchase date
- make and model number
- installation permit number and the gas contractor’s Technical Safety BC licence number (see the sample invoice for specific requirements.
- 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.
Note: the rebate application link below takes you to Account login. Once you've registered and/or logged in you can start your rebate application. Hint: we recommend using Google Chrome® for the best experience.
For more tips on using the online rebate application, read our how-to guide.
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 equipment. 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.
We’re here to help
If you have questions about rebates, contact us online or call us at 1-855-909-2329.
1 A primary space heating system is a furnace, boiler, combination system or an air source heat pump. Gas fireplaces are considered secondary space heating systems. Primary space heating and water heater rebates are offered in conjunction with BC Hydro and CleanBC Better Homes rebates.
Rebate bundle: Home renovations
Natural gas furnace rebates