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 both 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 $33,700 or less for a 1 person household, $42,000 for 2 people, $51,600 for 3, $62,600 for 4, $71,000 for 5, $80,100 for 6, and $89,200 for 7 people. Click here for details.
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.
Many older boilers are only about 65% efficient, and some 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-Resistant 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
Combination boilers, which 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 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: A complete ultra high efficiency hot water & home heating system