There's a reason why more than 15 million Canadians choose natural gas for their homes and businesses. In fact, here are the top ten:
1. Environmental Benefits
By all measures - air emissions, solid waste, water pollution and oil spills - natural gas is the best energy alternative today. Methane, the chief component of natural gas, is cleaner than alternative fossil fuels. When burned, it only gives off carbon dioxide and water. Natural gas produces only about half the carbon dioxide given off by coal and two-thirds the amount given off by oil. And it does not emit sulfur pollutants or soot when it burns.
As one of the world's safest sources of energy, natural gas is trusted by over 15 million Canadians to heat their homes and businesses. It is the fuel of choice in Canada and around the world.
Natural gas can save you money. Use our interactive savings calculator to see your potential savings. Some insurance companies also offer discounts for the absence of oil tanks and the associated liability and risk.
4. Consistent, Reliable Supply
Natural gas comes from a pipeline underground - not from an unsightly tank in your yard or basement! You never have to worry about running out of fuel, arranging for deliveries or power outages.
Natural gas can do more than heat your home. It can be used for your water heater, clothes dryer, oven, fireplace, BBQ and even heat your pool or hot tub. In the business world, natural gas can help with manufacturing equipment, refrigeration, dehumidifiers, generators, commercial kitchens and more.
With natural gas, you'll never run out of fuel. The underground pipelines protect the supply from storms or power outages, ensuring a constant and consistent energy source to your home or business, no matter what. That means instant heat in the winter, precise cooking in the kitchen and showers that never run out of hot water.
7. Easy, Affordable Maintenance
Cleaner natural gas heating equipment means less maintenance and fewer repairs over the years.
8. Abundant Domestic Production
International supply issues will never stand in the way of heating your home. Our customers have access to regional gas supply from offshore Nova Scotia and onshore gas supply in New Brunswick, and we are connected to a North American grid providing secure, reliable service.
9. Future Possibilities
Once your home is connected to natural gas, it's easy to convert appliances or add additional gas products like ovens, barbeques, pool heaters, dryers, fireplaces and more.
10. Increased Resale Value of your Home
More and more people are looking to buy homes with natural gas. Adding natural gas heating, a fireplace and other appliances to your home will pay dividends in the future when you decide to sell your home.