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In addition to running costs, choosing a type of energy involves an installation cost. Not all systems require the same level of investment or maintenance.

Before choosing the right energy for your home, it may be useful to compare the main options available.




Natural gasConnection to a networkLowEvery 2 years
OilIndoor or outdoor tankLowTank subject to annual inspection and maintenance
PropaneOutdoor tankHighTank subject to inspection every 5 years. Maintenance every 2 years.
ElectricityConnection to a networkLowNone
WoodWood storeHighRegular maintenance recommended to avoid wear and clogging.
SolarOn the roof or in the gardenVery highNone
WindIn the gardenVery highNone