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FortisBC is offering up to $1,000 when replacing your old natural gas space heating or up to $1,500 when replacing your natural gas space heating with an eligible high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® combination heating and hot water system.

This upgrade can count towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus of the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program.

Available Rebates

New heating system Rebate Amount
94% or higher AFUE boiler

(installed on or after March 01, 2019)

$1,000
ENERGY STAR certified natural gas combination heating and hot water system $1,200

(plus the $300 Two Upgrade Bonus)

P9 certified combination heating and hot water system $1,200

(plus the $300 Two Upgrade Bonus)

Eligibility Requirements

Upgrade Requirements

  • Your existing natural gas space heating must be at least 10 years old and must not require repairs in excess of $1,000 (pre-tax, including parts and labour). Emergency replacements of a boiler that is not in working order or is deemed unsafe to operate are not eligible.
  • You must install an eligible ENERGY STAR boiler with a two-pipe direct vent system. P9 Systems are exempt from the two-pipe direct vent system requirement.
  • Eligible models can be found online:
  • The new heating system must become your primary heating system.

How to Apply

Apply to the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program

  1. Carefully read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Purchase an eligible natural gas boiler or combination heating and hot water systems and have it installed by a licensed gas contractor.
  3. Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.

Apply directly to FortisBC

  1. If you are not eligible through the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program, you may still be able to apply directly to FortisBC.  Carefully read the terms and conditions on the application form to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Purchase an eligible natural gas boiler or combination heating and hot water systems and have it installed by a licensed gas contractor.
  3. Once your upgrades are installed, work with your contractor to complete, in full, the applicable application form and boiler commissioning sheet. You must also include a photo of the new two-pipe direct vent system installed in your home and a copy of your invoice showing details of all work performed, purchase date, make and model number and installation permit number.
  4. Complete the online application form. A FortisBC account is required.

Deadlines

  • Application must be emailed or postmarked within 6 months of the invoice date of your natural gas boiler installation.
  • The application form for the Two Upgrade Bonus must be submitted within 6 months of the second bonus-eligible upgrade. You must complete your second bonus-eligible upgrade within 18 months of the invoice date of the first bonus-eligible upgrade.
  • The application form for the Home Energy Improvement Bonus and Post-Upgrade EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate must be submitted within 6 months of the date of your post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation. You must complete your post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation within 18 months of your pre-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluation.

Other

  • Need help submitting your application?  Call the FortisBC Contact Centre for support.
    • For gas customers: 1-855-909-2329
    • For electric customers: 1-855-909-2331
  • Eligibility requirements and rebates are based on the date of the invoice. See the What Rebates are Available FAQ for information on how invoice date effects associated upgrade requirements and available rebates.
  • What do the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Programs define as my Primary Heating System?
  • Check out our rebate search tool for other energy efficiency upgrades rebates.
  • Did you see a building science or energy efficiency term you did not understand? Check out our glossary.
  • This rebate is funded, in part, by the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.
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