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FortisBC is offering a rebate of $300 for upgrading to a high-efficiency natural gas EnerChoice gas fireplace.

This upgrade can count towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus of the Home Renovation Rebate and EfficiencyBC Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Upgrade Requirements

  • The EnerChoice rated, free-standing stove, fireplace or insert you purchase must be on the eligible model list. (Note: not all EnerChoice models qualify for a rebate.)
  • The product must be direct-vented (sealed) and not using a standing pilot.
  • Any number of fireplaces may be installed in the home and qualify for a rebate.
  • A maximum of one fireplace upgrade can count towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus.
  • To count towards the  Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus the EnerChoice fireplace must be replacing an existing gas fireplace in the home.

How to Apply

  1. Carefully review the terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Purchase an eligible EnerChoice natural gas fireplace and have it installed by a licensed gas contractor.
  3. If you are applying through the Home Renovation Rebate and EfficiencyBC Program, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.
  4. If you are applying through FortisBC, complete the FortisBC Fireplace Program Application Form instead.

 Deadlines

  • The online application form for individual upgrades must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the upgrade.
  • If you have are applying through the FortisBC, you must submit your application within 60 days of the fireplace purchase date.
  • The application form for the Two Upgrade Bonus must be submitted within 6 months of the second bonus-eligible upgrade. You must complete your second bonus-eligible upgrade within 18 months of the invoice date of the first bonus-eligible upgrade.
  • The application form for the Home Energy Improvement Bonus and EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate must be submitted within 6 months of the date of your post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation. You must complete your post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation within 18 months of your pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation.

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