In Prince Edward Island, 83.78% of all hot water heaters consist of a storage tank heated with oil, ignited by a pilot light that burns continuously. Electricity (11%) and wood (4.74%) are also used to heat domestic water systems.
On average in 2010, a household's water heating
consumed 21.03 GJ and
emitted 1.64 GHG tonnes.
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