In British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, about three-quarters of all hot water heaters consist of a storage tank heated with natural gas, ignited by a pilot light that burns continuously. Electricity is used to heat hot water tanks in another 22.33% of homes.
On average in 2010, a household's water heating
consumed 18.50 GJ and
emitted 1.04 GHG tonnes.
To learn how natural gas flows from the wellhead to your pilot light, click on the orange icons above....