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Home Heating

Get comfy . . . efficiently

Warmth and comfort - that's what you expect from your home's heating equipment and that's exactly what an ENERGY STAR® certified furnace or boiler will provide.

An ENERGY STAR® certified high-efficiency furnace is a comfort in so many ways. You get a warm home all winter long. And it's reassuring knowing you're saving energy and money, with the number one way to reduce your home's harmful emissions.

ENERGY STAR is an international symbol of energy efficiency. It helps you quickly and easily identify the most energy efficient products available to help you save energy, money and protect the environment. To qualify, natural gas furnaces must have an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rate of 95% or higher. Residential boilers must have an AFUE rating of 85% or higher.

 

Replacing and sizing your furnace

When replacing your furnace, choose one that is the right size for your home. A furnace of the proper size will operate more efficiently, last longer, save you money on heating throughout the season and provide more continuous heating - resulting in a more comfortable environment.

It is important to note a furnace's efficiency when considering its BTU/hr input. When you buy a more efficient furnace, you likely won't need to buy one with the same input as your current unit.

To find out how many BTUs/hr your furnace should be, have a qualified heating contractor do a home heat loss calculation.

As part of Canada's ongoing efforts to address climate change and improve the environment a new national minimum energy performance standard for residential gas furnaces was introduced on December 31, 2009. This standard applies to virtually all gas furnaces sold in Canada and requires a minimum fuel efficiency level of 90%.

Visit your SaskEnergy Network Member for a selection of natural gas heating equipment and convenient financing (OAC).

High Efficiency Furnace Fact Sheet

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Count your savings with natural gas

Furnace 60%
Efficiency
80%
Efficiency
90%
Efficiency
97% +
Efficiency
100%
Efficiency
Natural
Gas 
$715 $536 $476 $468  
Fuel Oil    $3,578 $2,684 $2,385 $2,342
Propane  $2,585 $1,938 $1,723 $1,688  
Electricity         $2,762
Approx.
Annual
Savings
Up To: 
$2,863 $2,226 $2,286 $2,294  

Based on Fuel rates as of April 1, 2019
Natural Gas $0.1991 per m3 plus carbon charge of $0.0391 per m3
Electricity $0.1423 per kWh plus carbon charge of $0.003095 per kWh
Propane $0.5600 per litre
Fuel Oil $1.199 per litre

For more information on heating your home with natural gas, click here.

 

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