Heating greenhouses is no mean feat and costs can quickly skyrocket. An environmentally friendly choice is all well and good, but economic concerns take precedence. Rates being what they were, Rose Drummond had switched from electricity to heavy fuel oil and then to used oil, until in 2012 the price of natural gas became more attractive and commercial programs encouraged the purchase of new equipment. It was time to try something new.
In terms of supply and reliability, natural gas is quite an attractive option. The days of running out of heating oil in February due to high demand are over for Rose Drummond now that their natural gas comes directly from a pipe connected to the Énergir network.
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Maintenance costs for the heating system have been completely eliminated and there’s no longer any need for employees to constantly monitor it. Having known a time when he had to get up in the middle of the night to fix problems, Emmanuel Bertrand would not go back.
It’s easy to be tempted by how cheap used oil is. “It’s a waste product after all,” Bertrand recalls, but suggests clients who are still hesitating take a broader look at their energy consumption. Savings can come from many areas, such as less maintenance, lower labour costs and a smaller electricity bill, not to mention a tinier environmental footprint.
Take advantage of Énergir grants to add or replace natural gas equipment and reduce your energy costs. In addition to offering a better performance, natural gas is cheaper than electricity and fuel-oil.