The advantages of heating your construction sites with natural gas

No need to stop building construction during cold weather—a natural gas heating unit for construction sites can keep your project warm. Even if it doesn’t use natural gas as its permanent source of energy, you can still use it to supply a heating unit for your construction site. You’ll save money and the inconvenience of using propane tanks.

Decrease energy costs

Reduce your operating costs by using a natural gas heating unit on your construction site. Natural gas offers so much more than superb performance—it’s less expensive than propane.

Chart comparing annual energy costs1 equivalent to 63,128 m3 (100% heating).

Reduce your costs and increase profitability

  • Continuous supply—no empty tank problem.
  • No need for nightly and weekend supervision.
  • No need to monitor and manage tank refills.
  • No soil decontamination costs from diesel tanks leaks

Increase worksite safety

  • Reduces risk of handling propane tanks and other fuels, such as diesel.
  • Natural gas is lighter than air and dissipates faster than propane in the event of a leak.

Improve management and only pay for what you use

  • Natural gas is billed monthly—no more order forms to sign on the construction site.
  • No fuel loss: up to 10% of gas is lost because propane cylinders are never completely empty.

Question and answers

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1. The rebates are applicable to businesses located on the Énergir gas network and equipped with central heating appliances, provided that they do not have a heat pump or dual-energy heating system. The amount of financial assistance is based on expected natural gas consumption, the type of appliance to be installed and the total amount of the investment. The 15% total corresponds to a potential customer who installs a natural gas warm-air furnace with a capacity of 10,000 m3. The rebates are subject to credit approval and eligibility for the natural gas Consumption Rebate Program and the Energy Efficiency Program. The terms and conditions of the program and the amounts of financial assistance are subject to change without notice. A five-year natural gas supply contract is required. Other conditions may apply. The financial assistance will only be paid once the natural gas appliance(s) is(are) installed. The eligibility criteria are listed in the Consumption Rebate Program guide approved by the Régie de l’énergie, a copy of which may be obtained on request.

2. The rebates are applicable to businesses located on the Énergir gas network and equipped with oil-fired central heating appliances, provided that they do not have a heat pump or dual-energy heating system and that the expected new natural gas appliance consumption is at least of 3,600m3 of natural gas. Other conditions may apply. The terms and conditions of the program and the amounts of financial assistance are subject to change without notice. To benefit from this grant, you must sign a contract with Énergir or an Énergir Natural Gas Certified Partner first.

1-2: The cost to switch to natural gas includes a basic connection charge of $300. An additional cost may apply if an extension to the natural gas network is needed, plus an additional contribution based on the expected consumption of natural gas. 

3. According to the prices in effect from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020. Based on Énergir rates and those of Hydro-Québec approved by the Régie de l’énergie; takes into account base electric consumption and rack price of oil with 2% sulfur including, in particular, transport, distribution and CATS.