On Fri, 2012-02-03 at 02:00 +1300, RussellMc wrote:
> > Hydro-electric is so prominent here in Ontario and Quebec that most people
> > refer to electricity as "hydro".
> But, apparently, most home heating is gas or oil - so that when you
> remove hot incandescents you up your oil use and drop your hydro use.
As is so often the case, it entirely depends WHERE you are.
In the more southern parts of ontario heating is predominently gas (be
it natural gas or propane) or less commonly oil.
In more northern parts electricity comes more and more into play. Mostly
resistive, but heat pumps are also something you see from time to time.
Wood is also VERY common in more rural areas.