Frequently Asked Questions
No. All fuel costs are subject to change for many reasons including supply, demand and world politics
Examples include energy-efficient heat pumps, thermal storage, baseboard, decorative fireplaces and a variety of portable space heaters.
Heating contractors, electricians, electric supply houses and home stores are good sources of information.
You should have a licensed electrician inspect your electrical system to ensure it is safe for your intended use.
Natural gas is often the lowest cost fuel; before you decide to use electric heat, compare the cost of natural gas in your area with the cost of electricity. With any heating choice you make, always consider what fuels are available, what their price is and what their past price volatility has been before making your choice.
Even with recent oil price fluctuations, natural gas continues to be the more affordable energy option. Most natural gas used in North America is domestically produced – so it’s not subject to the same swings and spikes seen in world oil markets – making it the more affordable and stable choice for heating your home. Use our easy Energy Calculator to see just how much you could save by making the switch.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors are good sources for equipment information. Plus, we have information available on all the benefits of switching to natural gas.