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Natural Gas Furnaces - Product Benefits

Natural Gas FurnacesNatural gas is the best fuel for heating your home 

The benefits include:

Cost efficiencies
The cost of heating your home represents 40-60%[1] of your energy bill. This makes your furnace a prime target for energy reduction. The right furnace can help you enjoy substantial energy savings.

To see how you can save money with natural gas as compared with electricity, propane or oil, visit cost comparison link for details.

Flexible Installation Options
Some types of natural gas furnaces can be vented directly through the basement wall to the outdoors eliminating the need for a chimney. Flexible venting allows you more freedom to reconfigure your furnace room to maximize the use of your basement.

Higher purchase costs are easily compensated by higher energy savings
A high-efficiency natural gas furnace may have a higher price tag than other furnaces but the investment will be recovered in energy savings within a few years of operation. Choosing your new furnace based on price alone may lead to initial savings but down the road the less efficient furnace will cost you more.

Natural gas is the preferred fuel for home heating

Environmentally friendlier
A natural gas furnace produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than any other fossil fuel fired furnace. It is more environmentally friendly to use natural gas to heat your home compared to electricity, because natural gas furnaces produce less carbon dioxide.

Converting to natural gas can be easy
If natural gas is available on your street, switching from an oil to natural gas furnace is simple. The cost of switching from electric to natural gas is made up in long term energy savings and improved comfort. See cost comparisons for more information.

An excellent way to ease the strain on our electrical grid
Choosing natural gas to heat your home instead of electricity is a major step towards decreasing the demand on our overloaded electric grid. If you heat with electricity, it is a substantial drain on the electrical grid.

[1] Natural Resources Canada Energy Use Data Handbook Tables