Find Yukon energy costs and heating appliance efficiency

We track the energy cost of a variety of fuel types and how efficient heating appliances are. More efficient appliances don't cost as much to run. As appliance efficiency increases, heating energy costs decrease. This applies to all fuel types listed except for electricity. Electricity is 100% efficient.  A heat pump, which uses electricity to run, can be over 200% efficient on average over a year.

How we calculate energy costs

Data used to build the electrical graphs comes from the Yukon electrical rates table. You will see the actual cost you'd pay on your monthly bill for different kWh consumed. These rates change after you reach a certain threshold of energy consumption.

Residential customers. Rates increase at 1000 kWh and 2500 kWh.

General service customers. Rates increase at 2000 kWh and 15,000 kWh. Rates decrease at 20,000 kWh.

Rate details and demand charges are in the Yukon electrical rates table. Electrical prices include all rates, riders, rebates and GST for various customer types and communities.

We use the government's fuel prices to calculate energy costs.

How to interpret these graphs

Lengths of the curves. These represent the expected range of efficiency for each type of heating appliance.

Horizontal lines. These represent electrical energy costs. Electrical heat energy is virtually 100% efficient. We included them in the graph because people often compare other fuels to electrical.

  1. Home heating costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  2. Residential heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  3. Residential heating energy costs vs. heat pump efficiency
  4. General service heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  5. Government home heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  6. Government residential heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  7. Government general services heating energy costs vs. heating appliance efficiency
  8. Government general services heating energy costs vs. heat pump efficiency
  9. Electrical costs for residential customers
  10. Electrical costs for non-government customers
  11. Electrical costs for general service customers
  12. Electrical costs for government customers
  13. Whitehorse historical residential heating costs at 80% fuel use efficiency
  14. Whitehorse historical residential heating costs at 80% fuel use efficiency (past 10 years)
  15. Dawson City historical residential heating costs at 80% fuel use efficiency
  16. Dawson City historical residential heating costs at 80% fuel use efficiency (past 10 years)
  17. Whitehorse historical residential heating costs at 85% oil efficiency and 95% propane appliance efficiency
  18. Whitehorse historical residential heating costs at 85% oil efficiency and 95% propane appliance efficiency (past 10 years)
  19. Dawson historical residential heating costs at 85% oil efficiency and 95% propane appliance efficiency
  20. Dawson historical residential heating costs at 85% oil efficiency and 95% propane appliance efficiency (past 10 years)