Get natural gas, and save

Looking for lower energy bills? 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:

This graph represents annual space heat costs using four different appliances for an average home in Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast

Annual space heating costs for Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast1 

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Connect to natural gas for as little as $15 (19-018.10)

Easy and affordable installation

Think it’s costly and complicated to connect your home to natural gas? Think again: it can be as low as $15, you can request installation online, and once scheduled, installation can be completed in less than a day. 

Getting natural gas: it’s easier than you think

Up to $2,700 in rebates

Get up to $2,700 in rebates, when you connect to natural gas and replace your wood, oil or propane space and water heating system with natural gas appliances. You can also get a $700 rebate when you install a natural gas wall furnace.

Connect to natural gas: space & water heating rebates

Get cosiness and convenience

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.

Natural gas heating systems & appliances

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 ft. 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 are based on FortisBC natural gas rates as of April 2019, FortisBC electricity rates as of April 2018 used for Southern Interior, BC Hydro electricity rates as of April 2019 used for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Whistler and Northern Interior, and heating oil and propane rates as of February 2019 from the Home Heating Oil & Propane Price Survey for B.C., Participant Research, February 2019. Calculations include applicable carbon tax.

Savings may vary by household and do not include potential rebates and/or incentives.