Home and water heating account for the largest portion of your home energy bill. Understand the costs and make an informed decision when you replace your old space and water heating equipment. Some heating systems can be more costly upfront but can payback the investment quickly with lower operating costs. Pick the right heating system and heat your home for less.
Compare Typical Space and Water Heating Costs.
Click for larger image.
Running time (4:51)
Whether you are replacing your home and water heating system or building a new home, know the facts on home and water heating.
Energy efficient heating systems use less energy and are therefore less harmful for the environment. In addition to choosing an energy efficient system to lessen negative environmental impacts, Manitobans can reduce their electricity use, which allows Manitoba Hydro to export surplus hydro electricity to provinces and states that would otherwise burn fossil fuels (such as coal). This helps reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
Some types of home heating systems and water heaters are more expensive to buy but cost less to run.
If you are thinking of upgrading or replacing your home heating system, your choice of heating system may depend on the type of system that you already have as well as which energy options are available in your area.