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Home Heating

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Get comfy . . . efficiently

Warmth and comfort - that's what you expect from your home's heating equipment and that's exactly what an ENERGY STAR® certified furnace or boiler will provide.

An ENERGY STAR® certified high-efficiency furnace is a comfort in so many ways. You get a warm home all winter long. And it's reassuring knowing you're saving energy and money, with the number one way to reduce your home's harmful emissions.

ENERGY STAR is an international symbol of energy efficiency. It helps you quickly and easily identify the most energy efficient products available to help you save energy, money and protect the environment. To qualify, natural gas furnaces must have an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rate of 95% or higher. Residential boilers must have an AFUE rating of 85% or higher.

 

Replacing and sizing your furnace

When replacing your furnace, choose one that is the right size for your home. A furnace of the proper size will operate more efficiently, last longer, save you money on heating throughout the season and provide more continuous heating - resulting in a more comfortable environment.

It is important to note a furnace's efficiency when considering its BTU/hr input. When you buy a more efficient furnace, you likely won't need to buy one with the same input as your current unit.

To find out how many BTUs/hr your furnace should be, have a qualified heating contractor do a home heat loss calculation.

As part of Canada's ongoing efforts to address climate change and improve the environment a new national minimum energy performance standard for residential gas furnaces was introduced on December 31, 2009. This standard applies to virtually all gas furnaces sold in Canada and requires a minimum fuel efficiency level of 90%.

Visit your SaskEnergy Network Member for a selection of natural gas heating equipment and convenient financing (OAC).

High Efficiency Furnace Fact Sheet

Calculate Your Savings

Compare Furnace Efficiencies

Sizing Your Furnace

Count your savings with natural gas

Furnace 60%
Efficiency
80%
Efficiency
90%
Efficiency
95% - 98%
Efficiency
100%
Efficiency
Natural
Gas 
$681 $511 $454 $446  
Fuel Oil    $2,757 $2,068 $1,838 $1,805
Propane  $1,962 $1,471 $1,308 $1,281  
Electricity         $2,611
Approx.
Annual
Savings
Up To: 
$2,076 $2,100 $2,157 $2,165  

Based on 2,250m3 of Natural Gas per year
Based on Fuel rates as of January 1, 2017
Natural Gas $0.2270 per m3
Propane $0.4250 per litre
Electricity $0.1374 per kWh
Fuel Oil $0.9240 per litre

For more information on heating your home with natural gas, click here.

 

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