Heating Comparisons

Average single family residence (1,700 square feet, 4 people)

Knowing your options will help you decide on the best fuel source for your home. These charts provide side-by-side comparisons of annual heating costs as well as the associated greenhouse gas emissions for some of the most common heating types.

 

 

*Wood and pellet biomass fuels are essentially carbon neutral, however do have other air pollutants (ex. particulate matter) not considered here.

**For comparison purposes only. Costs above assume the entire home is heated with the indicated system for a full heating season. In most cases fireplaces and stoves only provide supplemental heat to another heating system. For greater accuracy, please contact your supplier or contractor.

 

 

 

 

For more detailed information, view our home heating comparison spreadsheet.

Energy Rates
In effect February 20, 2018
Natural gas Oil Wood
$19.64/GJ $1.04/Litre $241.14/cord
Electricity Propane Pellets
$0.1533/kWh $0.69-$0.90/Litre* $300.50/ton

*Pricing may vary based on how much you use. For greater accuracy, please contact your supplier or contractor.