Whether it is electric baseboard heaters, oil-fired furnaces, or wood stoves, it takes a lot of energy and money to heat our homes.
Have you ever noticed that your energy bills are much higher in the middle of winter than the middle of summer? The primary reason is space heating. In Newfoundland and Labrador, space heating is by far the largest source of energy use in homes, accounting for about two thirds of all the energy we use.
Whether it is electric baseboard heaters, oil-fired furnaces, or wood stoves, it takes a lot of energy and money to heat our homes. But, no matter how you heat your home, there are ways to save energy and reduce heating costs. Reducing the greenhouse gases that are produced by the use of energy generated from fossil fuels is also an important step in the fight against climate change.
Residential Energy Use in Newfoundland and Labrador
Note: These numbers exclude offshore natural gas.
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Installing programmable thermostats is also a great way to reduce heating costs.