Calculate How Much You Can Save with Natural Gas

How do you heat your home?

How do you heat your water?

By switching to natural gas you can save money and reduce CO2 emissions.

Energy Cost Savings
$937.46 over one year
$13,058.12 over 15 years
Installing a natural gas combination space and water heater will pay for itself in 4 years
CO2 Reduction
55.2 tonnes over one year
828 tonnes over 15 years
X 4 The equivalent number of cars taken off the road permanently.
Recommended equipment for your home:

Combination Unit

  • Save space in your home with one convenient unit for heat and hot water
  • More affordable than purchasing both a furnace/boiler and a water heater
  • High-efficiency

Water Heater

  • Much lower operating costs than electric water heaters
  • Available in instantaneous and space-saving tankless models
  • Re-generate hot water in half the time of electric or oil counterparts

Fireplace

  • Can be used as a main heating source in your home
  • No chimney required and endless fuel supply
  • Stay warm with your fireplace when the power goes out

Natural gas is the more environmentally friendly energy source in Nova Scotia.

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Or contact our Account Management team to discuss a solution that is the best fit for you:

Nicole Baker
Residential Account Manager
902-466-2026
nbaker@heritagegas.com

Natural gas is the more environmentally friendly energy source in Nova Scotia.

Check to see if natural gas is available in your area

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Contact our Account Management team to discuss a solution that is the best fit for you:

Nicole Baker
Residential Account Manager
902-466-2026
nbaker@heritagegas.com

  1. Based on an average detached, existing home, approx. 1,700 sq ft with 4 occupants.
  2. CO2 estimates do not include transportation of fuels or refining emissions that may occur earlier in fuel acquisition.
  3. Costs are for fuel only. Equipment, maintenance costs, delivery / shipping, tank rentals and parasitic losses are not included in these calculations.
  4. Propane cost for homes with medium – high propane consumption.
  5. Prices may vary according to supplier, location, and discount structures.
  6. Based on average fuel consumption and water consumption of 240L/day.
  7. Assumed water temperature rise is 44.5 degrees C.
  8. Wood & pellet biomass fuels are essentially CO2 neutral, however, do have other air pollutants (ex. particulate matter).
  9. Annual fuel utilization efficiency is calculated for each type of equipment.
  10. Assumed high efficiency for propane and natural gas equipment. Assumed low efficiency for oil and electric baseboard heat.
  11. Heat pump scenarios assume 20% energy savings with 1 heat pump.
  12. Payback is calculated assuming a $8,500 pre-tax investment for an efficient combination unit (heat and hot water), with standrad installation costs.
  1. Costs are for fuel only. Equipment, maintenance costs, delivery/shipping, tank rentals and parasitic losses are not included in these calculations.
  2. CO2 estimates do not include transportation of fuels or refining emissions that may occur in fuel acquisition.
  3. Propane cost for homes with medium/high propane consumption.
  4. Prices may vary according to supplier, location, and discount structures.
  5. Based on average fuel and water consumption.
  6. Assumed water temperature is 44.5 degrees C.
  7. Wood & pellet biomass fuels are essentially CO2 neutral, however, they do have other air pollutants (ex. particulate matter).
  8. Detached, existing home, approx. 1,700 sq ft.
  9. Annual fuel utilization efficiency is calculated for each type of equipment.
Fuel Type Unit of Fuel
(BTU’s per unit)
Cost Per Unit before HST Additional Costs
(not in estimate above)
Other Considerations
Electricity 3412 BTU / Kilowatt hour $0.15331 Annual base cost of $129.96 n/a
Natural Gas 947,817 BTU / Gigajoule $19.21 Annual base cost of $262.44 Cost per unit includes 5% municipal tax
Oil 36,500 BTU / Litre $1.04 Fuel tank n/a
Propane 24,300 BTU / Litre $0.69 Fuel tank n/a
Wood 24,000,000 BTU / cord $244.82 n/a Legal cord, 128 cu. ft.
Pellets 16,000,000 BTU / ton $309.45 n/a n/a
Fuel Type Unit of Fuel
(BTU's per unit)
Cost Per Unit before HST Additional Costs
(not in estimate above)
Other Considerations
Electricity 3412 BTU / Kilowatt hour $0.15331 Annual base cost of $129.96 n/a
Natural Gas 3412 BTU / Kilowatt hour $0.15331 Annual base cost of $129.96 n/a
Oil 3412 BTU / Kilowatt hour $0.15331 Annual base cost of $129.96 n/a
Propane 3412 BTU / Kilowatt hour $0.15331 Annual base cost of $129.96 n/a

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