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High Efficiency Tankless Water Heater FortisBC Rebate

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Ultimate high-efficiency tankless
Efficiency: ultimate
Rebate: $500
Technical details: ENERGY STAR condensing tankless water heaters have an EF between 0.90 and 0.99. The reason they are so efficient is the heat from the flue gases—normally lost with lower efficiency models—is extracted. These models are considered condensing because once the heat is extracted, cool water (or condensation) is created and must be drained.
Pros:
condensing models offer the ultimate in energy efficiency, reducing energy costs and helping the environment
take up less space than a standard storage tank model, freeing up valuable square footage
can be wall-mounted
Cons:
the water heater must have access to a household drain for the water condensation to drain
most models won’t work during a power outage

Furnace or Boiler Replacement FortisBC Rebate

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Replace your old furnace or boiler with an eligible ENERGY STAR® or equivalent model that’s 95 per cent efficient or higher for furnaces, and 94 per cent efficient or higher for boilers, and you could receive a $500 rebate. Note: you must pre-qualify for your rebate by December 31, 2017.

Eligibility requirements*

  1. You must be a FortisBC residential natural gas customer, with natural gas as your primary source of heat.
  2. Your existing furnace or boiler must be at least 10 years old and must not require repairs in excess of $1,000 (pre-tax, including parts and labour).
  3. You must install an eligible ENERGY STAR or equivalent furnace or boiler with a two-pipe direct vent system (to be verified by submitting a photograph as part of your application).
  4. You must have a valid pre-qualification code before applying for your rebate. Codes are available until December 31, 2017, or while quantities last.
  5. You must have purchased, installed and paid in full for your furnace or boiler within six months of receiving your pre-qualification code.

*You can find a complete list of requirements under the terms and conditions.

How to apply

  1. Apply for your pre-qualification code by December 31, 2017. Note: you’ll need your FortisBC account number.
  2. Choose and purchase an eligible ENERGY STAR furnace or boiler and have it installed with a two-pipe direct vent system by a BC Safety Authority licensed gas contractor.
  3. Complete the application in full. Include your pre-qualification code and have us complete their part of the application. You must also include a photograph of the two-pipe direct vent system and a copy of your invoice showing details of all work performed, purchase date, make and model number and installation permit number.

    See a sample invoice to ensure your invoice includes all required information.

  4. Within six months of being issued a pre-qualification code, send your completed application and copies of supporting documents to:Furnace and Boiler Replacement Program
    FortisBC
    PO Box 9090
    Surrey, BC V3T 5W4Or

    Email it to furnace@consumer-response.com.

  5. Applications may take up to 90 days to process.