Benefits of a natural gas heater

Suspended from the ceiling, the unit heater rapidly heats up large spaces. It’s perfect for warehouses, loading docks and other large areas that need to be heated quickly. Hotter, quicker and more economical than the electric heater, the natural gas unit heater can be a performing and advantageous solution for your business.

About the rebate

Obtain grants of up to 15% of the costs

If you would like to use natural gas for your business, we are offering grants of up to 15% of the cost of purchasing and installing natural gas appliances to help you do so.1


Do you use fuel oil for your business?

To help you switch from fuel oil to natural gas and thus reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, Énergir is offering you an additional grant of up to $1,250.

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Reduce your energy costs

Cheaper than electricity, fuel-oil and propane - Lower your energy bills by installing a natural gas unit heater. In addition to offering a better performance, natural gas is cheaper than electricity, fuel-oil and propane.

Consume less, spend less - Increase efficiency all the while saving up! The condensing natural gas unit heater can reduce your energy losses and helps to lower your monthly energy bill, with an efficiency rate of up to 90%.

Chart comparing annual energy costs3 equivalent to 12,906 m3 (100% heating) which represents energy consumption for a small garage, a gas station or a small warehouse.

Choose performance

Your company doesn’t have time to wait for a production space to slowly heat up. From 25,000 Btu/h to 400,000 Btu/h, the natural gas unit heater does its job over more square footage, and faster, than the electric heater.

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Choose the reliability of Énergir's network

By opting for natural gas, you are choosing Énergir’s reliable and secure distribution network! One of the most modern in North America, it meets the Canadian gas industry’s strictest standards and is monitored day and night, 365 days a year.

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.