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.
 
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WATER HEATING

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consumption