When Guillaume Bouchard moved into his new home three years ago, he was pleased to discover that the heating system was not electric (a heating method he found dried out the air). However, he didn’t much like the smell of heating oil, and the imposing boiler in the basement was burning hot and dangerous for his kids, plus it took up living space. Getting supplied with heating oil was also a headache.
A year and a half after moving in, the family converted their heating system and barbecue to natural gas. Switching to blue made perfect sense for the Bouchards, who already drove an electric car. The family’s heating bill has since been nearly cut in half. And thanks to a front-end subsidy, as well as annual savings of between $2,000 and $3,000, the costs of converting were quickly recouped.
Clean — There is no noticeable smell in the house compared to fuel-oil.
Affordable — Rates are competitive.
Available — It’s as readily available as running water.
Eco-friendly — Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, so it’s a smart choice for the planet and for our kids.
Modern — As a society, we’ve gotten to the point where we can do this. And it’s a nice way to thumb your nose at big oil!