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Why are natural gas appliances more expensive than electric?

Typically, natural gas appliances are priced slightly higher because electric appliances are relatively simple in design and don’t require additional venting or piping.

However, many natural gas appliances offer added benefits such as faster laundry drying or more precise temperature control for cooking. Natural gas also has the added benefit of being more economical than electricity, so you’ll actually save more when it comes to powering water heaters, stoves and other appliances.

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What is a gigajoule?

The energy content in natural gas is typically measured in Gigajoules (GJ) - a metric energy measure. The imperial measure is one million British Thermal Units (MMBtu). A GJ has a heat value of approximately 0.948 MMBtus.

One GJ of natural gas has the same amount of energy as 26.18 litres of fuel oil, 39.53 litres of propane, or 277.78 kilowatt hours of electricity. For more information, visit www.nrcan.gc.ca

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Are natural gas water heaters more efficient than electric?

No. Typically there is a marginal increase in efficiency with electric water heaters.

However, natural gas water heaters have a faster recovery rate which allows you to get more hot water when you need it from the same sized tank as an electric water heater.

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How clean is natural gas?

How clean is natural gas?

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What are the benefits of natural gas?

What are the benefits of natural gas?

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How do I heat my home in the winter if the power goes out?

A couple of great solutions to keep your home heated during a winter power outage are natural gas generators or fireplaces. They come in many different sizes, so it’s easy to find one that’s right for your home. Natural gas wall furnaces are also an economical option to provide heat during a power outage. To learn more about your backup energy options, just click here.

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Where can I use natural gas in my home?

Natural gas is one of the least expensive forms of energy available to New Brunswick residential consumers. It can be used around the home for furnaces and hot water tanks, but natural gas can also be used to operate various household appliances. Stoves, clothing dryers, fireplaces, and barbecues are all appliances that when used with natural gas, operate efficiently, safely and economically.

Where can I use natural gas in my home?

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Why are natural gas appliances more expensive than electric?

Typically, natural gas appliances are priced slightly higher because electric appliances are relatively simple in design and don’t require additional venting or piping.

However, many natural gas appliances offer added benefits such as faster laundry drying or more precise temperature control for cooking. Natural gas also has the added benefit of being more economical than electricity, so you’ll actually save more when it comes to powering water heaters, stoves and other appliances.

Why are natural gas appliances more expensive than electric?

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What is a gigajoule?

The energy content in natural gas is typically measured in Gigajoules (GJ) - a metric energy measure. The imperial measure is one million British Thermal Units (MMBtu). A GJ has a heat value of approximately 0.948 MMBtus.

One GJ of natural gas has the same amount of energy as 26.18 litres of fuel oil, 39.53 litres of propane, or 277.78 kilowatt hours of electricity. For more information, visit www.nrcan.gc.ca

What is a gigajoule?

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Are natural gas water heaters more efficient than electric?

No. Typically there is a marginal increase in efficiency with electric water heaters.

However, natural gas water heaters have a faster recovery rate which allows you to get more hot water when you need it from the same sized tank as an electric water heater.

Are natural gas water heaters more efficient than electric?

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How clean is natural gas?

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