Winter in Canada does not only mean heavy snow but also higher energy consumption to provide warmth to buildings and homes. Using what type of energy source depends on a province’s climate and its electricity prices. Based on the report of StatCan, the overall number of Canadian households that use electric heating systems had increased. However, the statistics vary by province, and with high electricity rates in Ontario, electric heating system is under siege. But this attack is not necessary because in most cases, the operating cost can be greatly reduced when a residential electrician in Toronto installs better electronic controls and much more efficient heating units. In addition, in regions where gas is not abundantly available, electric heating is the only smart choice.
The development of electronic thermostats is the biggest innovation in electric heating efficiency. Compared to mechanical models, they can provide up to 25% of energy savings with much-enhanced sensing and management of a household’s heat system. An electronic thermostat can read the room temperature 240 times an hour, maintaining a more uniform temperature. When graphed, it produces a smooth line instead of sharp highs and lows as in the case of a mechanical device. That is why systems using electric thermostats provide increased energy and cost savings. This can further be enhanced with the installation of new generation smart thermostats with built-in geofencing. It can automatically detect when somebody is home. A residential electrician in Toronto can help install the most efficient electronic control possible.
The government’s long term goal is to have all space heating technologies meeting an energy performance of more than 100% by 2035, as stated by The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth & Climate Change. As such, electric heating systems will be highly popular in the next years. Critical to this goal is that a residential electrician in Toronto ensures proper installations of the right unit with the appropriate output for the application. Electrical units are also ideal to be used as backup for mini-split heat pumps. Electric heating is very easy to install without the need to go through the walls and ceiling. In cases where rooms cannot be zoned with central heating, electric baseboard heaters or convectors are perfect to install. These are just some of the potential opportunities for the electric heat market.
To see its full success, more education is required for both the consumers and contractors to better understand energy savings and how to achieve them. When you want to enjoy all the benefits that the system provides, you can rely on Astron Electric to help you install the unit and system of your choosing. We offer only the best electrical contracting in Toronto for homes and businesses. Every residential electrician in Toronto we employ is always equipped with finding solutions to all your concerns surrounding electricity.