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Reduce Heating Costs with Dual-Energy in Montreal

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Montreal homeowner, have you been thinking about reducing your heating expenses while contributing to the fight against climate change? Good news!  You're not alone! Many Montreal residents are now opting for dual-energy, also known as bi-energy, to improve their energy efficiency. This innovative system uses electricity and natural gas, allowing you to choose the most cost-effective energy source at any given time. Plomberie Chauffage Normand, your heating specialist in Montreal, is here to assist you with the transition to dual energy.


Let’s explore how dual energy can help you reduce heating costs while complying with the new Quebec law banning the use of oil for residential heating since December 2023. Starting March 1, 2025, installing oil (and coal) heating appliances in new buildings will also be prohibited.


What is Dual-Energy?

Dual energy is an advanced and energy-efficient heating system that operates by utilizing two distinct energy sources – electricity and fuel. This innovative system usually runs on natural gas and it is designed to provide reliable and cost-effective heating for homes and commercial buildings. During the coldest days of winter, when the demand for heat is highest, the system primarily relies on natural gas or heating, while during milder periods, electricity takes over. This intelligent and flexible approach ensures that the system is always operating at maximum efficiency, thereby reducing energy consumption and costs.


What are the Benefits of Dual-Energy?

Installing a dual-energy heating system offers many benefits for Montreal homeowners:

  • Heating Cost Reduction: Dual energy allows you to take advantage of the lowest prices from each energy source. This can result in significant savings on your heating bill.

  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Modern dual-energy heating systems are incredibly efficient and can help reduce your overall energy consumption. This translates to a lower heating bill and a reduced carbon footprint.

  • Environmental Respect: Dual energy is a more environmentally friendly alternative to oil. By reducing your oil consumption, you reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.  Using renewable natural gas (GNR) in by-energy systems will also contribute to the effort towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Compliance with New Quebec Law: Since December 2023, Quebec law prohibits using oil for residential heating, requiring you to seek an alternative heating solution. Dual energy is an excellent option to comply with this law while staying warm and comfortable during winter.

  • Government Subsidies: The Quebec government provides subsidies to landowners who want to switch their oil heating system to a dual-energy system. These subsidies can help reduce the cost of installing a new system.


Plomberie Chauffage Normand offers installation and maintenance services for dual-energy heating systems in Montreal. Our team of experts can assist you in selecting the best system that fits your needs and budget. We also provide flexible financing options, through the available subsidies with Energir, to help make the transition to dual energy affordable. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to learn more about dual energy and how it can help you save money on heating costs while protecting the environment.


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