Managing your natural gas use

Understanding how much energy you use, when and how, will help you take control and manage your bills better. For starters, did you know that heating with natural gas is about one third the cost of electricity? And more than half your home’s energy goes to space heating? In fact, about a whopping 77 per cent of your energy goes to both space and water heating.1 So it makes sense to learn more about how you use energy in your home or business.

Compare or track your use 

Your online account 

You can keep track of how much natural gas you use in your home or business. Simply log in to your account, or register, and you’ll get access to how much energy you use. You’ll see:

  • interactive charts to track your energy usage
  • comparisons of your energy use to previous billing periods

Home energy calculator 

Our home energy calculator has two tools: one that lets you compare the cost difference between natural gas, oil, propane or electricity, and one that identifies the annual energy cost of various appliances and heating systems.  

ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager 

Businesses, property owners and public sector organizations can benchmark or track the energy use of their buildings with a free web-based application, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Try it to access your building’s consumption history, manage the natural gas use of your properties and compare energy performance to similar buildings. This can help you identify potential energy-efficiency improvements and improve your bottom line.

Reduce your use 

There are definitely things you can do to manage and help reduce your energy use.  

  • Learn about a variety of free and low-cost energy-saving tips and how-to videos to help reduce your energy use – for homes and businesses.
  • Take advantage of the many high-efficiency rebates we offer. High-efficiency heating systems and appliances can help you save money on your energy bills.

1Source: Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency, Comprehensive Energy Use Database, residential sector, BC, Table 2: Secondary Energy Use, 2015.