Monthly Archives: October 2012

Furnace Replacement Pilot Program

Get $800 when you replace your old furnace (or boiler) with a qualifying high-efficiency model

Replace your energy-wasting furnace with a high-efficiency model that’s 95 per cent efficient or higher. You may qualify for an $800 rebate.  But hurry! To be eligible for the rebate you must purchase your new furnace or boiler by October 31, 2012.

What makes a furnace or boiler high-efficiency?

Today’s high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and boilers are up to 98 per cent efficient. To qualify for the rebate, the model you choose must be at least 95 per cent efficient for furnaces and 94 per cent efficient for boilers.

Why replace your old furnace or boiler?

Just because something works, doesn’t mean it’s working efficiently. And if your furnace breaks down, repairs could cost you more in the long run.

So instead of fixing it, replace it and we’ll give you an $800 rebate and perhaps some peace of mind, knowing that your heating system is more efficient and you’ll be saving money for years to come.

Emergency replacements

The heating system must be in working order to qualify for the $800 rebate. Furnaces and boilers deemed unsafe to operate and not repairable will be considered emergency replacements and will not qualify for a rebate.

How to apply

  1. Review the Furnace Replacement Pilot Program terms and conditions.
  2. Choose and purchase an eligible high-efficiency furnace or boiler and have it installed by a gas contractor registered with the BC Safety Authority. You can find a list of contractors at fortisbc.com/findacontractor.
  3. Complete the customer application form in full and include a copy of your invoice showing details of all worked performed, including the purchase date, make, model and installation permit number. Don’t forget to remind your contractor to complete their application as well. (Please note: incomplete applications will delay processing.)
  4. Mail your completed application and invoice to:
    Furnace Replacement Pilot Program
    FortisBC
    P.O. Box 9090
    Surrey, BC, V3T 5W4

If your application is approved we’ll mail you a cheque. Please allow a minimum of 90 days to process.

Deadlines

  • Furnaces and boilers must be purchased between September 1, 2012 and October 31, 2012.
  • Applications must be submitted within 60 days of purchase or postmarked no later than November 30, 2012, whichever comes first.

ENERGY STAR Tankless Water Heater Program Rebates

Fortis BC has just launched the ENERGY STAR Tankless Water Heater Program for residential customers, offering rebates of up to $500 for a tankless water heater.

Non-Condensing Tankless water heaters with an efficiency rating of 0.82-0.89 EF qualify for a $400 rebate.

Condensing Tankless water heaters with an efficiency rating of 0.90-0.99 EF qualify for a $500 rebate.

Condensing Hybrid water heaters with an efficiency rating of 90-99% TE qualify for a $500 rebate.

Condensing Storage tanks with an efficiency rating of 90-99% TE qualify for a $1,000 rebate.

To learn more about this, contact us at 604-463-0652 or visit http://www.fortisbc.com/waterheater for more details.