Until Dec. 31, 2023 you can receive a FortisBC rebate of up to $1150 when you install a new high efficiency furnace. After Dec. 31 the rebate will end in favor of rebates on electric heat pumps.
The rebate is $800 on a 95-96.9% efficient furnace or $1000 on a 97-99% efficient furnace. You can receive an extra $150 if you install a connected thermostat along with your furnace.
All of the furnaces that qualify also have electronically commutated motors. These motors (which are also known as variable speed or constant torque motors) use less electricity than PSC motors (the ones used in older furnaces and more basic new models) and can also provide more even and consistent airflow.
Your current furnace must be over 10 years old. To see all terms and conditions, see the CleanBC rebate program PDF.
At Good Guys, we will insure your installation meets all the requirements for the rebate (assuming you are eligible for the rebate and choose a system that qualifies).
What does the efficiency rating mean?
The efficiency rating is an estimate of the percentage of the heat produced by the furnace that will actually enter your home’s ductwork (the rest is wasted up the chimney).
What is a connected thermostat?
A connected thermostat is one that enables some of the more advanced features of new high efficiency furnaces to be more effectively utilized. FortisBC has provided a list of qualified thermostats, and we can show you your options during a free in-home quotation.
Two Upgrade Bonus: Get another $300 when you perform another energy upgrade
When you make another qualified upgrade in addition to your new furnace, you can receive another $300. One common choice is an Energy Star hot water tank, which when installed along with a new furnace can get you a $300 two upgrade bonus in addition to the $200 rebate for the water heater and your furnace rebate. Other possible items include a tankless water heater, a heat pump, insulation, new doors and/or windows, or a fireplace. A connected thermostat does not count as a second upgrade for the purposes of this bonus.
Larger rebates for low income households
Low income households may qualify for larger rebates: $2000 for a 95-96.9% efficient furnace or $3000 for a 97-99% efficient furnace. The connected thermostat rebate remains at $150.
Low income is defined as having an income of less than $35,800 for a 1 person household, $44,500 for 2 people, $54,700 for 3 people, $66,500 for 4 people, $75,400 for 5 people, $85,000 for 6 people, and $94,700 for 7+ people.
See the FortisBC furnace and boiler income qualified rebate form for details.
Learn more about your new furnace options at our furnaces page.
To schedule a free in-home consultation and quotation on a new furnace, call 604 GOOD GUY (604 466-3489) or use our online form.