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Natural gas is the main energy source in more than 6.6 million Canadian homes, businesses and institutions. Of this number, more than 50% of customers are in Ontario. People are choosing natural gas for water heating, drying clothes, cooking, fireplaces, barbecuing and even heating swimming pools and hot tubs.

Benefits of using natural gas

Natural gas is a safe, economical and environmentally friendly choice for heating your home and appliances.

For residential customers

Reliable

Natural gas is delivered to your home through an underground pipeline, so you benefit from an uninterrupted, continuous supply. There are no tanks, so there is no waiting for deliveries. Weather is not a factor and does not disrupt service.

Affordable

Canadians are saving money by using natural gas. Compared to other major heating fuels, natural gas customers are saving upward of $2,000 per year on their residential energy bills. Plus, when you shop for natural gas appliances, you can compare EnerGuide labels and look for ENERGY STAR-qualified models for the highest energy efficiency.

 

Clean

Compared with heating oil, natural gas creates fewer greenhouse gas emissions. When burned, it releases less carbon monoxide than coal and oil, for cleaner air both inside and outside of your home .Also, high efficiency natural gas appliances for space heating and hot water heating can operate at up to 98% efficiency. This benefits the environment and saves you money.

Safe

Natural gas has been in use in Canada for over 100 years. In this time, stringent safety standards and government laws and regulations govern all aspects of the natural gas industry – from product safety to delivery to use by consumers.

Versatile

Natural gas can be used for more than just home heating. A licensed natural gas service professional can easily add connections for indoor natural gas appliances such as a dryer, fireplace, water heater, or range. Outdoor appliances such as a barbecue or pool heater can also be converted to natural gas. All of these can be done with little inconvenience or disturbance to your home. Natural gas can provide an instant and efficient source of energy for most of your household needs.

For business

Reliable

Natural gas is delivered to your building through a system of underground pipelines. Natural gas is always ready for immediate use, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – no delivery trucks, no tanks, and no worries about interrupted service.

Cost-effective

Natural gas is a cost-effective choice for businesses. Cost savings, of course, will vary in each situation depending on the type of equipment you choose to install and the energy source you are converting from. An EPCOR consultant can assist you in estimating what your savings will be by switching to natural gas.

Flexible

Piping can be installed in your building quickly and safely. Hook-ups for your natural gas line can be easily made for heating systems, water heaters, and other equipment.

Safe

Our natural gas distribution system will be designed, built, operated and maintained to the highest codes and standards in Ontario. Natural gas is one of the safest and cleanest energy sources.

For your fleet
​More and more businesses are turning to natural gas as an attractive transportation option that reduces fleet costs, lowers emissions and helps them win contracts. Natural gas costs much less than gasoline and is the only fuel that has actually dropped in price over the past decade.
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG) is the most common natural gas transportation solution because it is more readily available. CNG is fuelling a broad range of vehicles in heavy-duty, medium and light-vehicle applications and is ideal for vehicles that return-to-base at the end of a workday.
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) achieves double the energy density of CNG making it better suited for greater fuel consumption applications such as marine, rail, and long haul trucking. With the price of natural gas being so attractive, a number of new Ontario LNG infrastructure projects are currently being planned that will expand its commercial availability.

Natural gas is an economical and environmentally friendly choice for heating your home and appliances. When it comes to switching to natural gas, most residential homes and businesses in the EPCOR area can have a line installed, as long as there is a gas main running in front of the property.

To help you work through this process, we recommend working with a certified contractor. Your contractor will be able to provide the proper information to help the application and installation of natural gas to your home run smoothly.

Please note: due to the volume of gas service requests, the gas service installation is approximately 4-6 weeks from when the application is submitted.

Cost-efficient

Natural gas is the most economical fuel choice for heating your home. When you shop for natural gas appliances, you can compare EnerGuide labels and look for ENERGY STAR-qualified models for the highest energy efficiency. For example, there are natural gas furnace units that can achieve over 95% efficiency, saving you a bundle in heating costs.

Environmentally friendly

With growing concerns about greenhouse gases and global warming, consumers are turning to natural gas for their homes and businesses. Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel. When burned, it releases less carbon monoxide than coal and oil, for cleaner air both inside and outside of your home.

Versatile

Natural gas can be used for more than just home heating. A licensed natural gas service professional can easily add connections for indoor natural gas appliances such as a dryer, fireplace, water heater, or range. Outdoor appliances such as a barbecue or pool heater can also be converted to natural gas. All of these can be done with little inconvenience or disturbance to your home. Natural gas can provide an instant and efficient source of energy for most of your household needs.

Learn more about our programs designed to help you save with natural gas.

Natural gas for vehicles

More and more businesses are turning to natural gas as an attractive transportation option that reduces fleet costs, lowers emissions and helps them win contracts. Natural gas costs much less than gasoline and is the only fuel that has actually dropped in price over the past decade. Increasing the use of natural gas to replace more carbon-intensive fuels can help address environmental concerns like climate change, urban smog and water quality.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is the most common natural gas transportation solution because it is more readily available. CNG is fuelling a broad range of vehicles in heavy-duty, medium and light-vehicle applications and is ideal for vehicles that return-to-base at the end of a workday.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is cooled to -160º C so it can be stored as a liquid. In liquid form natural gas achieves double the energy density of CNG making it better suited for greater fuel consumption applications such as marine, rail, and long haul trucking. With the price of natural gas being so attractive, a number of new Ontario LNG infrastructure projects are currently being planned that will expand its commercial availability.

As the appetite for low-cost, low-emission alternatives to diesel and gasoline continues to grow, so do the advantages of switching to a fuel that reduces costs, burns cleaner and helps customers win and retain contracts.

For more information about the benefits of natural gas, please contact us at (519) 773-5321.

Natural gas is a safe, efficient choice for heating your home and operating your appliances.

  Cost-efficient

Natural gas is the most economical fuel choice for heating your home. When you shop for natural gas appliances, you can compare EnerGuide labels and look for ENERGY STAR-qualified models for the highest energy efficiency.

Environmentally friendly

Natural gas is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, releasing less carbon dioxide than coal and oil for cleaner air both inside and outside your home.

Versatile

You can use natural gas for more than just home heating. A licensed natural gas service professional can easily add connections for indoor and outdoor appliances.  

When it comes to switching to natural gas, most residential homes and businesses in the EPCOR area can have a line installed, as long as there is a gas main running in front of the property. To help you work through this process smoothly, contact our Customer Care team.