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Environmental benefits of Natural Gas Heating Systems

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Are you concerned about the environment but also worried about staying warm in the winter? There are many environmentally sound heating solutions available in Montreal that address both these issues. In this blog, Plomberie Chauffage Normand explores environmental benefits of modern natural gas heating systems in the form of a short abecedarium.



Natural gas is produced in over 90 countries across the globe, including 11 of Canada’s provinces/territories. This abundance makes for less shipping pollution and limits pipeline construction in ecologically fragile areas.


Burn Efficiency

Natural gas is highly efficient. It creates an instant flame and allows for accurate heat control. There are many technological devices that can be used along with natural gas heating systems that easy allow you to control the temperature and create heating schedules, both of which limit waste and pollution.



While natural gas is a fossil fuel, it is cleaner than all other current burning fuel sources, including wood. In fact, burning natural gas creates between 15 and 45% less carbon dioxide than wood, oil, or coal.


Dual Option

In Montreal, a plumber can easily adapt your natural gas heating system into a dual energy system that allows you to keep your current furnace for back-up with the use of an electric fuel pump. This helps spread out the use of ecological resources and limits landfill waste.



In the Montreal area, the natural gas supply comes from Énergir, who is working to decarbonize their natural gas network as well as to create an even more efficient and a renewable natural gas. Many local plumbing and heating companies, such as Plomberie Chauffage Normand, work closely with Énergir to stay current of new developments in natural gas heating products and services. At Plomberie Chauffage Normand, our plumbers are certified by Énergir to install gas lines and conduits that connect to your heating system and other natural gas appliances.



Once connected by a plumber, the flow of natural gas to your heating system is almost instantaneous, constant, and available even during a power outage. Since natural gas heating systems need very little electricity, they do not drain Greater Montreal’s electrical power grid.



Natural gas heating systems are often used to heat greenhouses that grow local fruits and vegetables, which not only keeps us healthily fed but also limits the need for long-distance, heavy-polluting transportation of these goods.


Plomberie Chauffage Normand

Choosing an energy efficient natural gas heating system in Montreal means that you can be serviced by the environmentally conscious and knowledgeable team of plumbers and heating experts at Plomberie Chauffage Normand. We provide professional installation services, maintenance, and repairs throughout Montreal. Contact us today.


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