FURNACES, WATER HEATERS, FIREPLACES & HEAT PUMPS
WE WILL INSTALL AND MAINTAIN GAS FURNACES, TANKLESS WATER HEATERS, GAS FIREPLACES, WOOD-STOVES, WOOD BURNING FIREPLACES AND DUCTLESS HEAT PUMPS IN NANAIMO AND AREA
Modern efficient gas furnaces provide your home with a labour-free source of heat and comfort for your entire house. Natural gas is Canada's #1 heating fuel.
Instead of the traditional large volume tank for a water heater,in Nanaimo, a tankless water heater heats the water as it passes through the appliance, only when it is needed for endless hot water.
Gas fireplaces with fine finishing, realistic full fires and customized options allow you to match design elements on your fireplace to your home. Direct vent gas fireplaces and a gas fireplace insert can be vented directly through a wall or roof.
High-efficiency wood stoves provide atmosphere and are a very versatile home heating appliance. The dry heat from a wood stove works very well in our climate.
Similar in function to a refrigerator, a heat pump works with a compressor to extract heat from cold outdoor air. They work equally well in reverse in the summer months to cool your home.
We sell and service only the highest quality appliances but sometimes recalls happen.
NATURAL GAS IS CURRENTLY 1/3RD (HYDRO TIER 1) TO 1/4TH (HYDRO TIER 2)
THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY, WITH NATURAL GAS RATES NOW BEING THE ENERGY EQUIVALENT OF 3.5 CENTS PER KWH. THIS RATE INCLUDES DELIVERY, MIDSTREAM, COST OF GAS AND CARBON TAX. IN COMPARISON, ELECTRICITY FROM BC HYDRO IS 9.1 CENTS PER KWH AT TIER1 RATES, AND 13.51 CENTS PER KWH FOR TIER2 RATES. THIS RATE INCLUDES APPLICABLE RATE RIDERS.
THIS PRICE DISCREPANCY MEANS THAT A NATURAL GAS FURNACE WITH ELECTRIC AC IS MORE ECONOMICAL TO OPERATE THAN A HEAT PUMP AND HAS THE ADDED BONUS OF BEING MORE AFFORDABLE ON AVERAGE TO PURCHASE. YOU CAN COMPARE APPLIANCES FOR YOURSELF AND SEE THE SAVINGS BY USING FORTISBC'S ENERGY COMPARISON CALCULATOR-