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FortisBC is offering up to $135 per household for having your natural gas appliances serviced by November 30, 2019. Natural gas furnaces or boilers, tankless water heaters and/or fireplaces are eligible for this rebate. If you apply online, you can receive a $10 bonus offer.

Available Rebates

Appliance Type Rebate
Furnace or Boiler $25
Natural Gas Fireplace (maximum 2 per household) $25 each
Tankless Water Heater $50
Bonus for Applying Online $10

* Maximum rebate is $135 when you have one furnace or boiler, two fireplaces and one tankless water heater serviced, plus the bonus offer for applying online.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a FortisBC residential natural gas customer.
  • Homes primarily heated by natural gas supplied by Pacific Northern Gas are not eligible.
  • You must live in an eligible home.
    • Strata unit residents are eligible if each residential unit is separately metered and is in the name of the homeowner not the strata.
    • Strata units in the name of the strata are not eligible.
  • The home must have a minimum of 12 month of consecutive utility billing history.
  • You must have a furnace, boiler, fireplace and/or tankless water heater serviced.
  • The appliance service must be completed by a licensed gas contractor with a valid BC license in the trade applicable to the servicing work, or a Technical Safety BC certified gas fitter.

Upgrade Requirements

Each appliance maintenance service should include but are not limited to the following:

Furnace

  • Check the operation of the safety limit controls, temperature set points, thermostat, blower, pressure switches, ignition and ventilation system.
  • Remove and clean the blower.
  • Inspect the heat exchange and burner.
  • For older models only:
    • Lubricate the blower and motor bearings.
    • Remove and clean burner.

Boiler

  • Check the operation of the safety limit controls, pressure relief valve, water pressure venting system temperature set points, and radiant floor temperature control device.
  • In older models only:
    • Lubricate the circulating pump.
    • Remove and clean the burners.

Fireplace

  • Clean the interior glass.
  • Inspect the burner, gas valve, ignition system, door gaskets, ventilation and air openings.

Tankless Water Heaters

  • Check the operation and safety controls.
  • Test ignition device and burner, clean as required.
  • Examine vent connector and venting system.
  • Flush out heat exchange as per manufacturers instructions.

For more details, see the Technical Safety BC complete service checklist.

How to Apply

  1. Carefully review the terms and conditions.
  2. Have your applicable natural gas appliance serviced by a licensed gas contractor or Technical Safety BC certified gas fitter by November 20, 2019.
  3. Submit an Online Application and upload all required supporting documentation.

Deadlines

  • The appliance(s) must be serviced from August 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019.
  • Online applications must be submitted by November 30, 2019.

Other

  • The rebate will appear on your FortisBC natural gas utility bill as a credit.
  • Many small and large appliances can be recycled instead of going to the landfill Please visit the Recycling Council of British Columbia of call 1 800-677-4321 to find out what produces can be recycled and where to properly recycle them.
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