MONTREAL, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Heating Oil Industry
operates in a free competitive market as opposed to the monopolies of
gas and electricity. This ensures an important advantage to the Quebec
consumers from all regions as it allows access to an economical source
of energy as well as dependability and quality of service. In certain
cases it is complementary to electricity in bi-energy heating, in
particular in times of crisis, natural disasters or highly cold spells,
heating oil becomes crucial to supplement demands on Hydro's network.
Practical tips to save money this winter:
You could reduce between 25% and 35% your heating bill, if you replace
your present furnace by an "Energy Star" which has an efficiency of
85%. Replace your furnace and thermostat and save! With a new furnace,
you can save 600 $ and more!
Have your heating system checked and maintained regularly. Have your air
filters (ducts) cleaned and replaced if necessary, this will maximize
the air exchange.
Install a programmable thermostat which will lower your thermostat's set
point at night or when during periods away from the house for a period
Check with your distributor if you are eligible for federal, provincial
subsidies when you replace your equipment by an eco-energetic oil fired
The heating oil distributors are concerned by the environment. We wish
to encourage our clients to be more efficient and conscious of the
environment, consequently lower their heating bill.
For more information or to contact your distributor, go to our site: www.lemazout.org
SOURCE association québécoise du chauffage au mazout
For further information:
Quebec Heating Oil Association (AQCM)