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FortisBC Boiler Rebate

Right now you can receive a rebate of $1000 when you install a 94%+ efficient boiler, or you can receive a $1500 rebate when you install a combination boiler to replace your existing boiler and hot water tank. Your current boiler must be over 10 years old, non-high efficiency, and not in need of repairs over $1000. A limited number of rebates are available. See the full terms and conditions here.

If your home is low income, you may qualify for a rebate of $2000. Low income is defined as $32,900 or less for a 1 person household, $41,000 for 2 people, $50,400 for 3, $61,200 for 4, $69,400 for 5, $78,300 for 6, and $87,200 for 7 people. Click here for details.

Boiler Installations

There are many factors to consider when installing a new boiler. We install many different types of systems, and can design one to meet your needs. Call 604 GOOD GUY (604 466 3489) to schedule a free quote and one of our comfort advisors will go over your options with you.

System Efficiency

Most older boilers are only about 65% efficient, and many are even less. This means that only 65% of the heat they produce is transferred to the water that heats your home. The rest is lost up the chimney. New boilers are between 80% and 98% efficient, and can save you up to 40% on your utility costs.


When older boilers turn on, they only run at full capacity. This means that on a mild day or when only one area of your home is being heated, they will constantly come on for a couple minutes at a time. Most new high efficiency boilers can match their output to the home's needs and run at a consistent lower level. This results in energy savings, quieter operation, and reduced hot and cold spots in your home.

Steel vs. Corrosion-Resistand Heat Exchangers

Most boilers have steel heat exchangers. The water passing through them will eventually rust them away. Copper and stainless steel are more desirable as they will last much longer.

Using corrosion-resistant materials is especially important when you have polybutylene (grey plastic) piping. In homes with this kind of piping, copper or stainless steel boilers are mandatory.

Heat Water For Tap & Space Heating With One System

Systems that can heat tap water as well as water for home heating are becoming increasingly popular. The Navien NCB boiler can heat your home at up to 98% efficiency and also replace your hot water tank to provide an endless supply of hot water. With its stainless steel heat exchanger, it is suitable for homes with polybutylene piping (and all other forms of piping).

An indirect-fired water heater can also be added to a boiler. These store water that is heated by the boiler. While they are much more expensive than regular hot water tanks, they can be reheated more quickly and are more energy efficient. Since they are made out of stainless steel, they also last longer than regular hot water tanks.


Navien NCB Boiler
Navien NCB: A complete ultra high efficiency hot water & home heating system


Good Guys Plumbing & Heating: Your Best Choice For Boiler Installations

Today's high-tech boilers won't provide the comfort, reliability, quietness, and energy savings they are capable of if they are not installed properly. As the systems have become more complex, so has their installation. At Good Guys Heating Cooling & Plumbing, our weekly training sessions ensure our installers have the knowledge to perform top quality installations. We allow them to spend the time necessary to design, install, and set up your system for optimal performance.

We believe so much in our products and overall installation quality that we include a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee with most of our installations. Please contact our office for details.

Call 604 GOOD GUY (604 466 3489) for more information or to schedule a free quote on a heating system installation.

More Information

Natural Resources Canada's Heating With Gas guide

Super Hot boilers website

Navien boilers website

Raypak boilers website

Triangle Tube Prestige boilers website

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