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.

 

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*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.

 

 

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

 

Energy Rates
In effect September 7, 2016
Natural gas Oil Wood
$18.67/GJ $0.86/Litre $227.69/cord
Electricity Propane Pellets
$0.1480/kWh $0.65-$0.86/Litre* $314.50/ton

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