Grant Name: EnerChoice Fireplace Program

Status:

Active

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Deadline:

Ongoing

Description

This Program offers a rebate of $300 towards the purchase of a high-efficiency EnerChoice natural gas fireplace. Eligible fireplaces must be direct-vented, temperature modulating and not have a standing pilot.

Eligibility

  1. The home must have:
    • a residential FortisBC natural gas account (except for strata unit owners installing EnerChoice fireplaces) and/or
    • a residential FortisBC or municipal electricity account of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland, or Nelson Hydro
  2. If the registered owner of the property where upgrades were made is not the utility account holder (e.g. landlord/tenant) the owner must have the account holder complete the Utility Account Holder Consent form.
  3. The home must be a year-round primary residence at least 12 months old and be either a single-family, duplex, triplex, row home, townhouse or mobile home on a permanent foundation. New construction, additions and garage upgrades are not eligible. Apartments and condos are eligible for fireplace rebates only.
  4. Applications must be submitted within six months of the paid invoice date.
  5. Rebates cannot exceed the paid cost on the invoice.
  6. Only one rebate per home for a primary space heating system and a water heater is allowed.1

How to Apply?

  1. Purchase an eligible EnerChoice fireplace and have it installed by a Technical Safety BC licensed gas contractor with a valid GST number. You can find a licensed gas contractor through our online directory, and fireplace retailers are listed on the EnerChoice website.
  2. If you are a FortisBC residential natural gas account holder, apply online.orIf you are a strata unit owner and the FortisBC natural gas account is in the strata’s name, have your strata complete the Utility Account Holder consent form and submit it along with your other documentation when you apply online. You will need to create a FortisBC user ID, but will select “no” when prompted to link a gas account.
  3. Apply within six months of your invoice date and include a copy of the paid invoice showing details of all work performed, including:
    • the purchase date
    • make and model number
    • installation permit number
    • gas contractor’s Technical Safety BC licence number

See a sample invoice for fireplaces for specific requirements.

  1. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.

Note: the rebate application link below takes you to Account login. Once you’ve registered and/or logged in you can start your rebate application. Hint: we recommend using Google Chrome® for the best experience.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

If you have questions about rebates, contact us online or call us at 1-855-909-2329.

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

British Columbia

Environmental

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