Fortis BC Rebate – Furnace and Boiler Income Qualified Program

Income-qualified customers who replace their old natural gas furnace or boiler with an eligible ENERGY STAR® model could qualify for up to a $3,000 rebate on a furnace, or a $2,000 rebate on a boiler. Alternatively, customers who upgrade to an eligible natural gas ENERGY STAR® water heater could qualify for a rebate ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Basic Requirements:

  1. You must be a FortisBC residential natural gas customer with only one active residential natural gas account and have natural gas as your primary source of heat.
  2. Your combined annual household income (from all sources) must be below the maximum shown for your household size. Proof of income​ is required.
HOUSEHOLD SIZE MAXIMUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME
1 person $34,600
2 people $43,100
3 people $53,000
4 people $64,300
5 people $72,900
6 people $82,300
7 or more people $91,600
  1. Your existing furnace or boiler 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 furnace or boiler that is not in working order, or is deemed unsafe to operate by a licensed gas contractor, are not eligible.
  2. You must install an eligible ENERGY STAR or equivalent furnace or boiler with a two-pipe direct vent system (to be verified by submitting a photograph as part of your application).
  3. You must have purchased, installed and paid in full for your furnace, boiler, or water heater on, or after, April 1, 2019.
  4. Applications must be submitted within one year of the installation date.
  5. To obtain an additional $150 Connected thermostats rebate, a qualifying thermostat must be installed by your licensed contractor at the same time as the new qualifying furnace.
  6. Your home must be 10+ years old and less than 3,500 square feet.

 

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