Take control of your energy costs in 4 steps - Natural Gas, Heating, Furnace Gatineau - Gazifère

Take control of your energy costs in 4 steps

Take control of your energy costs in 4 steps

1. Figure out the useful life of your furnace

When looking for potential energy savings, it is important to consider the age and efficiency of your furnace. Older furnaces (over 15 years old) are far less efficient than those currently on the market. A furnace that is at least 15 years old, for instance, is probably running at around 70% efficiency. This represents the percentage of energy consumed by your furnace that actually gets transformed into heat. In other words, a furnace running at 70% efficiency wastes 30% of the energy it uses. Compare that to the new natural gas furnaces in residential buildings that run at 96% efficiency.

2. Choose your energy source based on its benefits and price

If you are starting to wonder whether it’s time to change your aging furnace, which appears to be consuming more and more energy, it may be time to also think about changing your energy source. To help you figure out whether you’re making the right choice, you can use our savings calculator to compare the annual costs of heating with fuel oil or natural gas. Hydro-Québec also has a tool you can use to calculate how much each of your electrical appliances consumes. This easy exercise will give you a good idea of where your money is going, and to make better energy choices!

In addition to being the least expensive source of energy, natural gas has numerous other advantages. These include ease of supply, comfort, unmatched efficiency and high-performance appliances! For example, to name just one, your water heats up much faster with a natural gas water heater than with any other type. And you should also consider that, since 2020, Gazifère has been injecting 1% renewable natural gas (RNG) into its system. Every customer has the chance to help improve the environment by opting for this 100% green energy. When you sign up to pay the RNG rate, you reduce your carbon footprint. Check our calculator to see the impact on your bill and on the environment!

3. Maintain your appliances for optimal performance

If you want your appliances such as your furnace, air conditioner, fireplace and certain types of water heaters to run clean and efficiently, you have to maintain them. This will also make them safer for your family. Arrange for regular inspection of your appliances and your ventilation and evacuation system by a certified technician. If you have central heating, change your filter at least every three months, and more often than that when doing renovations. Regular maintenance will maximize your system’s performance and ensure that you can keep enjoying the comfort your appliances provide longer!

4. Buy, instal and save with a smart thermostat

Smart thermostats are much more precise and enable you to save energy because they are designed to be programmed to your habits and preferences, all for your comfort and peace of mind. A smart thermostat can be controlled remotely through a mobile device linked to a WiFi. You can also program it to start your furnace or air conditioner according to your preference. If you are a Gazifère customer and your furnace runs on natural gas, when you buy and instal a smart thermostat, you become eligible for a $100 cash incentive. What are you waiting for?

Avis de sécurité aux clients de la région
Nos équipes répondent aux appels d'urgence dans cette zone à cause de la tempête. Si vous sentez une odeur de gaz, composez le 1-866-763-5427 ou le 911. ______________________________________________________________________
Safety notice to customers in the region
Our crews are responding to emergency calls in this area due to the storm. If you smell gas, call 1-866-763-5427 or 911.
Risque d’inondations dans divers
secteurs de la ville de Gatineau
Étant donné qu’un avis d’inondations a été émis pour certains secteurs, Gazifère pourrait être dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à votre propriété, pour votre sécurité. Dans cette éventualité, nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé.

Pour plus d’information sur la sécurité concernant vos appareils à gaz naturel et sur la mise à jour de la situation des inondations émise par la Ville de Gatineau cliquez ici.

Flood risk in various sectors of the
City of Gatineau
Due to the flood advisory that has been issued in some areas, Gazifère may have to turn off the gas service to your property for safety. We will restore service when flooding has subsided.

For more information on natural gas equipment safety and updates in French issued by the City of Gatineau, click here.

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Risque d’inondations dans divers
secteurs de Gatineau
Pour les clients touchés par cet avis, pour des raisons de sécurité, Gazifère se voit dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à la propriété. Nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé. Pour plus d’information cliquez ici.
Flood risk in various sectors of Gatineau
For customers in the affected areas, Gazifère has had to turn off the supply of natural gas to the property for safety reasons. We will reconnect the gas once the water has receded. For more information, click here.
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Risques d’inondation dans les secteurs Aylmer (rue Fraser)
et Gatineau (rues Jacques-Cartier, Saint-Louis, Riviera, Parisien et du Ruisseau)
Pour les clients touchés par cet avis, pour des raisons de sécurité, Gazifère se voit dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à la propriété. Nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé. Pour plus d’information cliquez ici.
Flood risk in sectors Aylmer (Fraser St.) and
Gatineau (streets Jacques-Cartier, Saint-Louis, Riviera, Parisien, and du Ruisseau)
For customers in the affected areas, Gazifère has had to turn off the supply of natural gas to the property for safety reasons. We will reconnect the gas once the water has receded. For more information, click here.
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Réouverture de votre compteur
Si votre compteur ou vos appareils à gaz naturel ont été fermés en raison des inondations, pour plus d’information concernant la réouverture de votre compteur et vos prochaines factures de Gazifère, cliquez ici.
Turning your meter back on
If your meter or natural gas appliances were turned off due to flooding, and you would like to obtain more information about turning your meter back on and about your future gas bills, click here.
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MESSAGE IMPORTANT
Nous éprouvons actuellement des difficultés avec notre système téléphonique. Les appels d'urgence seront traités en priorité. Merci de votre compréhension.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our telephone system. Emergency calls will be given priority. Thank you for your understanding.
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Sollicitation porte-à-porte
Door to door solicitation
Avis
Lors d’une interruption du service postal, vous demeurez responsable d’acquitter le solde de votre facture à la date d’échéance. Gazifère vous propose différentes options pour en obtenir le solde ainsi que pour en effectuer le paiement. Pour plus d’information, cliquez ici. ______________________________________________________________________
Notice
During a Canada Post service disruption, you are still responsible for keeping your account up to date. Gazifère offers several options to help you manage your account. For more information, click here.
AVIS - ACCUMULATION DE NEIGE
Pour le bon fonctionnement de vos appareils à gaz naturel, il est important de déneiger soigneusement les entrées d’air extérieures, les conduits d’évacuation et le compteur. Faites-le régulièrement et surtout lors d’importantes accumulations de neige. ______________________________________________________________________
NOTICE - ACCUMULATION OF SNOW
To ensure the safe and efficient operation of your natural gas appliances, it is important that you carefully clear the exterior air intakes, exhaust pipes and meter. Clear regularly and especially when there's a heavy accumulation of snow.
Réouverture de votre compteur
Si votre compteur ou vos appareils à gaz naturel ont été fermés en raison des inondations, pour plus d’information concernant la réouverture de votre compteur et vos prochaines factures de Gazifère, cliquez ici.
Turning your meter back on
If your meter or natural gas appliances were turned off due to flooding, and you would like to obtain more information about turning your meter back on and about your future gas bills, click here.