From Natural Gas Fireplaces to Heating Your Pool, It’s the Smart Choice for Your Home

When it comes to energy, no two sources are the same. There was a time, not that long ago, when oil was the premier choice for many households. At the time it was seen as inexpensive and ideal. However, it has become a less popular choice in recent years in many parts of the world where it is either not readily available, or it has become very expensive. This, combined with its high carbon emissions, has caused many to consider converting to natural gas for their heating needs.

If you are considering switching from oil to gas, conversion is your first step. If you’re not yet convinced, then consider the following:

Gas is Cheaper

When it comes to cost savings, natural gas is the premiere choice, and it easily beats out oil, propane, and even electricity, making it the best pick for your wallet. After an oil-to-gas conversion, your monthly heating expenses will be drastically lower. You will also save time, money, and energy on costly deliveries of oil or propane tanks – not to mention cutting out the need for costly maintenance and repairs for damaged tanks. Because the natural gas is routed directly into your house by way of a gas main, you can do away with the tank altogether. You’ll never run the risk of oil leaking into your basement or yard ever again, saving not only money but potential hazards too!


Natural gas has many uses, from your furnace to heating your water and even your clothes dryer. For the grilling aficionado, a gas-powered stove makes a great addition to any home. And wouldn’t a gas fireplace make those long Ottawa winters that much easier? If you can’t imagine yourself curled up with a hot chocolate and a good book in front of a natural gas fireplace, then it’s possible you’ve never spent a whole winter here. And in the summer, you can even use it to heat your hot tub or swimming pool. Talk about convenience!

Fuel Efficiency

No fossil fuel is 100% clean – however, natural gas produces more than 20% less in carbon emissions than oil, and over 40% less than coal. And as if being better for the environment and cheaper wasn’t enough, many cities and provinces also offer rebates and other incentives to make the switch to the cleaner, safer alternative.

The writing is on the wall – natural gas is cheaper, safer, more useful, and better for the environment. From natural gas fireplaces to pools, it’s a great choice. What more do you need to know before making the oil-to-gas conversion yourself?