By Jock Finlayson
and Denise Mullen
Business Council of B.C.
Your home’s natural gas furnace is on the fritz. You need heat, so you must replace it.
There are several options: electric baseboards, electric radiant flooring, a heat pump, or direct gas-fired space heaters. It may also be feasible to use your existing wood fireplace or buy a wood pellet stove.
More ambitiously, you could invest in a combined heat and power system or do a complete renovation so your house becomes a passive energy system.