Compare Fuels

 

The estimates below compare heating sources to determine an equivalent fuel price to $.104/kWh electricity. For more exact numbers, please check with your heating contractor.

Geothermal Heat Pump (350% efficient) vs

  • Fuel Oil Furnace/Boiler (55% efficient) => $.67/gallon oil
  • LP Furnace/Boiler (60% efficient) => $.48/gallon propane
  • LP Furnace/Boiler (90% efficient) => $.72/gallon propane
  • Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler (60% efficient) => $.52/therm gas
  • Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler (90% efficient) => $.78/therm gas

Air Source Heat Pump (250% efficient) vs

  • Fuel Oil Furnace/Boiler (55% efficient) => $.94/gallon oil
  • LP Furnace/Boiler (60% efficient) => $.67/gallon propane
  • LP Furnace/Boiler (90% efficient) => $1.00/gallon propane
  • Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler (60% efficient) => $.73/therm gas
  • Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler (90% efficient) => $1.10/therm gas

Electric Resistance Heat (100% efficient) vs

  • Fuel Oil Furnace/Boiler (55% efficient) => $2.35/gallon oil
  • LP Furnace/Boiler (60% efficient) => $1.67/gallon propane
  • LP Furnace/Boiler (90% efficient) => $2.51/gallon propane
  • Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler (60% efficient) => $1.83/therm gas
  • Natural Gas Furnace/Boiler (90% efficient) => $2.74/therm gas


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