Are you a home owner concerned with bringing your energy costs down? Are you looking at replacing your current system for a more energy-efficient system? With ever increasing energy costs and diminishing natural resources, upgrading to a more energy-efficient system has become extremely important and a priority for many. The good news is, not only are there various options and price ranges to choose from but there are also rebates available for homes that are making the switch to more energy efficient systems. We’ve listed here some of the current rebates available to home owners from Fortis BC. If you are considering replacing any of your systems that are eligible for a rebate, call us today and we will work with you to choose the right system for your home and schedule the installation and work in a timely manner, so you can get your rebates before the deadlines!
FORTIS BC REBATES
Combined Space and Water Heating System Pilot
If both your furnace (or boiler) and water heater need replacing, consider a combined space and water heating system. Fortis BC is looking for 100 homes from across BC to participate in a pilot to test the performance and efficiency of these systems. If accepted, you may be eligible for a rebate of either $1300 or $1800.
Deadlines: Systems must be installed between Jan 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2015. Applications must be submitted by mail and postmarked no later than January 19, 2016.
Energy Star Water Heater Program
By replacing your aging water heater with a qualifying natural gas ENERGY STAR® model you can be eligible for a rebate of up to $1,000. Heating water typically takes between 20% to 35% of your home’s total energy use, so it makes sense to install the most efficient model you can afford.
Deadlines: Water heaters must be purchased between Jan 1, 2015-December 31, 2015. Applications must be submitted within 60 days of purchase.
Switch ‘n’ Shrink
Heating your home and water consumes 78% of the total energy used in your home. Get a $1000 rebate (some conditions apply) when you switch your oil or propane heating system to natural gas and install an ENERGY STAR® high-efficiency heating system.
Deadlines: New customers must apply for or receive a natural gas service line connection between Jan 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2015. Gas service line must be activated before Feb 26, 2016. Heating systems must be purchased and installed by February 26, 2016.
EnerChoice Fireplace Program
Purchase an EnerChoice® fireplace and you may qualify for a $300 rebate. All fireplaces sold in Canada have an EnerGuide® label that tells you how energy efficient it is. There is no ENERGY STAR® rating for fireplaces, so in BC, manufacturers developed the EnerChoice designation to identify the most efficient models.
Deadlines: EnerChoice fireplaces must be purchased between Jan 1, 2015-Dec 31, 2015.
Home Energy Rebate Offer
Provided in partnership by BC Hydro Power Smart and FortisBC, the Home Energy Rebate Offer provides a wide variety of rebates to help you make it easy to reduce your ongoing energy costs, and improve the comfort of your home. There are rebates available for insulation, ventilation and space and water heating upgrades. And, if you have a pre- and post- upgrade EnerGuide® home evaluation and make three or more eligible upgrades you could qualify for a draftproofing rebate of up to $500 and the $750 Bonus Offer.
Deadline: Install eligible upgrades by March 31, 2016.