A rule of thumb guide to help Ontario homeowners choose the lowest cost way to heat their homes.
Of course how you choose to help your home will depend on what fuel types you have available in your home and also the cost of installation and what existing equipment you have. But we thought it might be useful to strip away the complexity of efficiencies, differing units and different ways of charging and produce a simple at a glance list.
Using the latest energy prices in Ontario we have pulled together a list of energy costs by fuel type from lowest to highest:
Energy Cost Comparison Chart
|Best||Heating Type||Heat per $1 spent (BTU’s) *|
|Geothermal WaterFurnace Heat Pump||91,724|
|High Efficiency (Modulating) Natural Gas Furnace||70,628|
|Air Source Heat Pump||51,195|
|High Efficiency Propane Furnace||34,719|
|High Efficiency Oil Furnace||29,838|
* The more BTU’s per dollar spent, the more heat you get per dollar, the cheaper it is for you to heat your home.
So how does older equipment compare:
|Older Gas Furnace||Older Gas Furnace|
|Older Gas Furnace||25,164|
Why not drop by our showroom or call to have one of our consultants see how your home measures up for a new energy efficient furnace.