It’s important to understand that all types of electricity use do not affect your hydro bill the same way. Average electricity consumption depends on a number of factors and, more often than not, tends to vary by type of home and types of use.

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Type of home
Climatisation
Pool or spa

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The breakdown of average electricity use by Québec households has been determined by surveys and internal data. It applies only to households that heat both rooms and water mainly with electricity.

This breakdown applies, no matter what type of air-conditioning system you have (central, wall-mounted minisplit, window or portable unit).

This breakdown applies, no matter what type of pool you have (above-ground or in-ground, heated or unheated).

This breakdown applies, no matter what type spa or of pool you have (above-ground or in-ground, heated or unheated) and no matter what type of air-conditioning system you have (central, wall-mounted minisplit, window or portable unit).

The kilowatthour (kWh) is a unit that measures energy and is equal to the consumption of one 1,000-watt electronic device in one hour.