Fortis BC announced that it has been given approval by the BC Utilities Commission to increase natural gas rates by 80%.
Heritage Mountain Heating & Cooling can help you stay ahead of the gas hike trend and take advantage of upgrading your furnace and air conditioner to an high efficiency option.
Beginning on October 1st, 2016 Fortis BC Gas customers will pay $2.05 per gigajoule, up from $1.14.
Did you know?
If your furnace is more than 15 years old, it’s only between 70 - 80% efficient!! ENERGY STAR natural gas furnaces are between 95 - 98% efficient. That means for every dollar you spend on natural gas, between $0.95 and $0.98 is used as heat. ENERGY STAR boilers are a minimum of 90% efficient. Learn more about our natural gas heating systems.
Is your home electrically heated?
Heritage Mountain has what you need. We can install ENERGY STAR heat pump in your home you will save on heating costs. Used in conjunction with a supplementary form of heating, such as an electric furnace or baseboard heaters, a heat pump will provide year-round climate control by supplying heat in the winter and cooling in the summer.
That is the largest increase we’ve had in a while and actually it’s one of the few increases we’ve had in a while - FortisBC spokesperson Michael Allison
Do you use an Air Conditioner?
- unit controls with a setback thermostat or a tamper proof thermostat
- high-efficiency fan or blower motors and scroll compressors
- waste heat recovery system to provide domestic hot water if your home has a high demand for hot water along with substantial space cooling requirements
- variable speed drives for fans
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Not ready to upgrade?
More about the rate increase...
Natural gas prices hit their lowest in 2016 - in early March and nearly doubled halfway through June
The hotter-than-normal summer, for most of Canada and the US, has resulted in higher-than-expected continental demand for electricity, which is often generated by natural gas. This combined with a slowdown in natural gas production has led to an increase in prices during the past few months - Dennis Swanson, vice-president of energy supply at FortisBC.
Stay comfortable and save on your bills! Contact Brad @ Heritage Mountain Heating & Cooling to go over your options.
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