Natural gas wall furnace rebate

Get up to $2,700 in rebates when you pre-qualify between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 and install eligible natural gas equipment in an existing home by June 30, 2021.

A wall furnace—also known as a direct vent room heater—can be added to your home’s existing heating system to reach those cold spots in your garage, basement or workshop, or provide cost-effective heating for a home where the ducts and venting required by a central heating system aren’t feasible, such as a cabin or laneway house.

If you install a wall furnace, you can 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 $200 to $1,000 if you install an eligible natural gas high-efficiency water heater.

Eligibility

  1. All new natural gas direct vent wall furnaces that meet BC code requirements are eligible.
  2. This program is for existing homes only and is not available for new construction.
  3. Only one rebate per appliance or system installed per household. 
  4. To qualify for the $300 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.

Review all the terms and conditions.

Rebate details

If your home has access to natural gas, get a pre-qualification code between September 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, and have a wall furnace or wall furnace and water heater installed by June 30, 2021 to be eligible for wall furnace rebates of $1,000 or $1,400, including the $300 bonus rebate.

Upgrade  Rebate  Additional water heater rebate Requirements
Natural gas direct vent wall furnace

$700

or

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

n/a
Natural gas direct vent wall furnace and water heater

$1,100

or

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

$200 - $1,000

Outdoor appliance (barbecue, patio heater, outdoor fireplace or fire pit) $300 n/a

Additional water heater rebate

Get an additional rebate of $200 to $1,000 if you install an eligible high-efficiency natural gas water heater. You must apply separately for this 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 $300 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 direct vent wall furnace and optional water heater and/or 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 required wall furnace rebate application and include a copy of your paid invoice(s) showing details of all work performed, including the purchase date, make, model, installation permit number and the gas contractor’s Technical Safety BC licence number.

    Applications may take up to 90 days to process.

Start your rebate application

Incentives for gas contractors

Licensed contractors who install these heating and hot water systems can receive incentives of $100, $150 or $175 for each approved customer rebate application.

Learn more by calling us at 1-855-909-2329 or emailing connecttogas@fortisbc.com.

Ensure a quality furnace installation

Having your new heating system installed to quality standards can help provide you with years of comfort and energy savings. Before you buy a natural gas heating system, watch our short video to learn what quality installation means and how to choose a natural gas contractor.

 

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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