Electric Thermal Storage
Electric Thermal Storage (ETS)
What’s Electric Thermal Storage?
Electric thermal storage, or ETS, is an electric home heating device that can help lower your heating costs by storing heat when electricity costs less, and then releasing the heat throughout the day.
Our time-of-day (TOD) rates are what makes an ETS cost-efficient. TOD rates change depending on the overall power demand. During off-peak times—overnight, on weekends, and holidays—the demand for power is lower, resulting in a lower billable rate.
An ETS is a rechargeable smart heater that contains ceramic bricks with an electric heating element running between them. During off-peak times, when power costs less, it heats up the ceramic bricks. Then, during the day, the heat is released, keeping your home cozy and comfortable around the clock.
Types of ETS
We can help you invest in the benefits of an ETS unit through our easy, on-bill financing options available.
Find the right ETS unit for your home
To encourage customers to shift usage to off-peak times, Nova Scotia Power offers the time-of-day rate.
Learn more about time-of-day rates
We work with a network of trusted contractors who can help to choose, size, and install your ETS.
Learn more about ETS Contractors
Financing your ETS
If you’re renovating your home, or building a new one, you can pay for a ETS unit through easy, on-bill financing options.
Learn more about financing your ETS
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