Grant Name: Natural Gas Wall Furnace Rebate

Status:

Active

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Deadline:

Ongoing

Description

This Program offers homeowners a rebate upon the installation of an eligible direct vent wall furnace.

Eligibility

General 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

View full general eligibility requirements.

Furnace and thermostat specific requirements

  1. All upgrades must be installed by a Technical Safety BC licensed contractor with a GST number and a valid BC business license for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed. Self-installations are not eligible.
  2. The furnace must be replacing an existing natural gas primary1 space heating system that’s a minimum of 10 years old. Note: Converting from electricity is not eligible.
  3. Warranty replacements or emergency replacements of space heating systems not in working order or deemed unsafe to operate by a licensed gas contractor are not eligible for rebates.
  4. You must install an eligible ENERGY STAR furnace with a two-pipe direct vent system. A photo of the two-pipe direct vent system (sample 1sample 2) must be made available upon request. For more information, see our info sheet: Five things to know before your new high-efficiency furnace is installed.
  5. The new furnace must undergo commissioning to ensure it’s installed and operating according to best practice. A copy of the completed commissioning sheet must be made available upon request.
  6. To be eligible for the connected thermostat rebate, the qualifying thermostat must be installed by your licensed gas contractor at the same time as the new, qualifying furnace.

How to Apply?

  1. Purchase an eligible ENERGY STAR furnace and have it installed with a two-pipe direct vent system by a Technical Safety BC licensed gas contractor with a valid GST number. You can find a contractor by searching our online directory.
  2. Apply online. Your application must include:
    • a copy of your paid invoice showing details of:
      • all work performed
      • purchase date
      • make and model number
      • installation permit number and the gas contractor’s Technical Safety BC licence number (see the sample invoice for specific requirements.
  3. Applications may take up to 90 days to process. A small percentage of applicants may be asked for permission to visit their home to verify the installation and operation of their new furnace. These site visits are carried out by a third-party contractor and help us improve our rebate programs.

 

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

Up to $1,150

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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