Benefits of a natural gas heating unit for construction sites

Also called a “salamander” or “ torpedo”, the natural gas heating unit for construction sites enables a building under construction to be heated so work can continue regardless of seasonal cold temperatures. Even if your project does not use natural gas as its permanent source of energy, you can still use it to power a heating unit for your construction site1, sparing you all the inconveniences of having to use propane tanks.

Reduce your energy costs

Lower your operating costs by using a natural gas heating unit on your construction site. Not only does it provide you more power, natural gas is less expensive than propane.

Chart comparing annual energy costs3 equivalent to 63,128 m3 (100% heating).

Choose performance

Increase productivity, reduce drying times and control the humidity levels of your construction site with natural gas heating units, which come in a wide range of power capacities.

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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 August 1, 2019 to July 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.