Get natural gas, and save
If you have a wood, propane or oil heating system and want to reduce your carbon footprint, natural gas is a cost-effective, lower carbon energy option.
Additionally, natural gas customers will have the option to sign up for carbon neutral Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), further reducing their emissions. It’s one of the ways we’re working to achieve our 30BY30 target to reduce our customers’ emissions by 30 per cent by 2030.
The cost-savings of natural gas
Natural gas is less than a third of the cost of electric baseboards or heating oil, and half the cost of using an electric heat pump to heat your home:1
Check out the annual fuel cost comparison for all areas of BC where we deliver natural gas.
Easy and affordable installation
Think it’s costly and complicated to connect your home to natural gas? It's easier than you think: it can be as low as $15, you can request installation online, and once scheduled, installation can be completed in less than a day.
Up to $3,000 in rebates
You could be eligible for up to $3,000 in rebates when you connect to gas and replace your oil, propane or wood stove primary heating system with an eligible natural gas space heating system and also have an eligible ENERGY STAR® water heater and outdoor natural gas appliance installed.
Ready to save?
See if natural gas is available at your location, get a no-obligation installation estimate and then request and schedule the installation:
Reducing emissions with innovative renewable energy
Our natural gas system has a key part to play in helping our province meet its climate action goals. Did you know we’re already using our system to deliver RNG, made from decomposing organic waste, to our customers? As part of our 30BY30 target to reduce customers’ emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, we’re aiming to increase the amount of carbon neutral RNG in our system and we’re exploring the possibilities of hydrogen and syngas.2 So if you connect to natural gas today, you’ll have access to exciting carbon neutral energy options in the future.
Home energy calculator
Wondering how much energy and money you could save if you switched to natural gas? Use our calculator to compare the cost of heating your home with natural gas versus your existing fuel source.
Get cosiness and convenience with natural gas appliances
Natural gas furnaces, fireplaces and cooking ranges are just the start: discover all the ways natural gas can add comfort and convenience to your home, indoors and out.
1These are approximate annual costs for space heating of a typical household in specific FortisBC and BC Hydro service areas as identified. A typical household is defined as a single family house approx. 2,300 square feet with average insulation.
Anticipated savings will be the difference between annual natural gas, electricity, heating oil or propane costs for various heating equipment.
Calculations compare the most energy-efficient heating equipment currently available for natural gas furnace heating, electric resistance heating, oil furnace heating and propane furnace heating, and an air source heat pump with Heating Seasonal Performance Factor of 9.2. The calculations are based on FortisBC natural gas rates as of April 2021, FortisBC electricity rates as of January 2021 used for Southern Interior, BC Hydro electricity rates as of April 2021 used for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Whistler and Northern Interior, and heating oil and propane rates as of January 2021 (source: Home Heating Oil & Propane Study, Sentis Market Research, January 2021). Calculations include applicable carbon tax. Electricity rates exclude basic charges.
Savings may vary by household and do not include potential rebates and/or incentives.
2Offsetters, Canada’s leading carbon management solutions provider, independently reviewed FortisBC’s Renewable Natural Gas offering. Offsetters assessed the expected lifecycle emissions savings of Renewable Natural Gas and confirmed that Renewable Natural Gas meets the requirements to be granted Offsetters’ Carbon Neutral Product status in BC, in their report Offsetters’ Biomethane Greenhouse Gas Emissions Review for FortisBC.