One question that we are frequently asked is; ” Is it cheaper to heat with Gas Or Electricity ?”
The simple answer in our opinion is that lately Manitoba Hydro rates for gas and electricity have been comparable so it would not be worth the extra cost to convert.
Conversion costs to upgrade an electrical system to 200 amps power, or the cost to install gas piping could add anywhere from $500 to $2,500.00 to the upgrade or replacement costs of your heating system.
The greatest savings will come from converting baseboard heaters to an Electric Furnace, or by upgrading a low or Mid Efficient Gas Furnace to a High Efficient Model.
At Tradesman Heating we also believe that since both gas and electricity in Manitoba are owned by the same utility, the rates will not show a big difference in costs between them.
Manitoba has a surplus of Electricity and the future rates will likely follow the price of gas as it rises.