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. We've found that 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.

How we calculate energy costs

Data used to build the electrical graphs comes from the 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 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.