Frequently Asked Questions2019-06-17T14:30:09-04:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the electric conversion of an oil heating or dual energy heating system eligible for grants or subsidies?2019-05-23T09:13:18-04:00

Yes, the electric conversion of a heating oil system and more recently, the conversion of a dual energy heating system are eligible for the following program:

Is it necessary to upgrade the electric entry to convert a heating oil system to electricity?2019-05-23T09:12:51-04:00

If the electric entry capacity is 60 or 100 amps, an upgrade to 200 amps will be required. The large majority of homes equipped with a 200 amp entry have the required capacity to supply the power needed for the new electric heating system. In certain cases, such as homes with more than 4,000 square feet, an upgrade from 200 to 300 or 400 amps may be required.

Does écoconversions convert homes from oil heating systems to electricity with electric baseboards or convectors?2019-05-23T09:12:40-04:00

No, we specialize in the replacement of oil heating and dual energy heating systems with central warm air or hot water (boilers) electric heating systems. However, with the conversion of a central heating system, we can install an electric baseboard or a convector in a specific area of the home if needed.

What are the advantages of heating a home with electricity?2019-05-23T09:12:31-04:00
  • Guaranteed energy efficiency which translates into savings on the cost of heating
  • Optimal environmental footprint by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions
  • Quiet operation of the heating system requiring little maintenance
  • No need to use the chimney due to the removal from the premises of all combustion equipment
  • No risk of an oil leak by removing the oil tank
  • Saves space with the removal of the oil boiler and oil tank, the new electric boilers are wall-mounted installations
  • Financial incentives offered by the Chauffez Vert financial aid program
What is the average lifespan of an electric heating system?2019-05-23T09:12:24-04:00

An electric warm air furnace should last about 25 years. An electric boiler (central hot water system) should last 30 years.

What are the payment options?2019-05-23T09:11:04-04:00
  • By Interac
  • By cheque
  • Online banking
  • By Credit Card (VISA or mastercard)
Why choose écoconversions to carry out the electric conversion of our heating system?2019-05-23T09:12:11-04:00
  • All our staff involved in the conversion process have the necessary accreditations to carry out the conversion
  • All the equipment we install are renowned brands which comply with industry standards
  • With over 35 years of experience, our team of experts will guide you in making the right choice of electric heating equipment (and/or cooling)
  • Personalized service by a local company providing a professional overall service with a common sense approach
  • We assist you for the Chauffez Vert financial aid grant application
Is it true that electric heating provides less heat than oil heating systems?2019-05-23T09:12:00-04:00

It is an urban myth! By installing an electric heating system with the proper kW capacity, the comfort level of heat is comparable to oil heating, but with less maintenance and mostly, no noise or air pollution!

My heating system is covered with asbestos. What is the safest way to remove this insulation material?2019-05-23T09:11:47-04:00

Asbestos is a toxic insulation material which requires the intervention of a company accredited by the CNSST which will take all the necessary precautions to provide a safe environment for the workers involved in the removal of the contaminant material, as well as for the people residing the premises:

How to choose the right electric heating system to replace my oil heating system?2019-05-23T09:11:33-04:00

During the initial free consultation, écoconversions inspects the premises to determine the right electric capacity required to meet all your heating and cooling requirements by evaluating the following factors:

  1. The BTU capacity of the existing oil heating system
  2. The property’s square footage of indoor liveable space
  3. The insulation factor
  4. Le type of property: (split) bungalow, split, cottage, duplex triplex, etc.
  5. The location of the property: detached, semi-detached, row house, proximity to water and exposure to the elements
  6. The capacity of the electric water heater: In cases where we convert an oil-fired water heater, we take into consideration the number of occupants, the daily routine of hot water usage, the frequency of taking baths vs showers, the use of a spa, etc
  7. A winning formula: common sense
How long does it take to carry out the conversion?2019-05-23T09:11:17-04:00

Normally, the conversion should take one full day. However, in cases where we would need to modify the electric entry, it would take two days to carry out the conversion.

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