Grant Name: Natural Gas Water Heater Rebate

Status:

Active

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Deadline:

Ongoing

Description

This Program offers homeowners a rebate of up to $1,000 when replacing their aging water heater with a qualifying natural gas ENERGY STAR model.

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.

Natural gas water heater 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 existing primary water heating system must be replaced with a new, eligible natural gas water heater. Warranty replacements are not eligible.

How to Apply?

  1. Purchase a qualifying water heater and have it installed by a gas contractor licensed with Technical Safety BC. You can find a gas contractor through our online directory.
  2. Apply online and include a copy of the paid invoice showing details of all work performed, including:
    • purchase date
    • make and model number
    • installation permit number
    • gas contractor’s Technical Safety BC licence number

See a sample invoice for water heaters 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

Min $200

Max $1000

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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