In Quebec, 80.11% of all hot water heaters in the commercial / institutional sector consist of a storage tank heated with natural gas, ignited by a pilot light that burns continuously. Oil is used to fuel another 15.89% of hot water heaters; electricity (4%) is the source of energy for the remainder.
In 2010, water heating in this sector
consumed 17,489,370 GJ and
emitted 1,078,024 GHG tonnes.