In Manitoba, about two thirds 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 in most other households.
On average in 2010, a household's water heating
consumed 16.52 GJ and
emitted 0.56 GHG tonnes.
To learn how natural gas flows from the wellhead to your pilot light, click on the orange icons above....