Get natural gas, and save

If you have a 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 target to reduce our customers’ emissions by 30 per cent by 2030.

The cost-savings of natural gas

Natural gas remains an affordable option for heating your home when compared to other energy choices such as electricity.1

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

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.

Get rebates on natural gas appliances

Once you get natural gas, you may be eligible for a variety of rebates and offers when you install a natural gas heating system, hot water system and other appliances.

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See if natural gas is available at your location, get a no-obligation installation estimate and then request and schedule the installation:

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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, primarily made from decomposing organic waste, to our customers? As part of our 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 innovative carbon-neutral energy options in the future.

Sign up for Renewable Natural Gas

Up to 2,700 in rebates

Get up to $2,700 in rebates when you connect to natural gas and replace your oil or propane space and water heating systems with eligible natural gas appliances.

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.

Home energy calculator

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.

Natural gas heating and cooling and 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 feet with average insulation. Anticipated savings will be the difference between annual Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), 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 9.3. The calculations are based on FortisBC natural gas rates as of July 2022, FortisBC electricity rates as of January 2022 for Southern Interior, BC Hydro electricity rates as of April 2022 used for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Whistler and Northern Interior, and heating oil and propane rates as of April 2022 (source: Home Heating Oil & Propane Study, The Sentis Group, April 2022). Calculations include applicable carbon tax as of April 2022. Electricity rates exclude basic charges. The cost of RNG depends on the blend you choose. The FortisBC biomethane (or RNG) rate is as of January 2022. You can designate 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 per cent of the natural gas you use as RNG. You'll also receive a credit on the BC carbon tax on your bill, depending on the blend you choose.

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

Renewable Natural Gas is produced in a different manner than conventional natural gas. It is derived from biogas, which is produced from decomposing organic waste from landfills, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities. The biogas is captured and cleaned to create carbon neutral RNG (also called biomethane).