Prices per MM BTU range from $11.36 for a Masonry heater* to $33.21 for an
electric heat pump.
The best non-weird heating source is Natural Gas at $13.52 per MM BTU.
* A "Masonry heater" is one in which the hot exhaust gases from a
wood-burning fire meander through your masonry walls, capturing the
otherwise wasted heat before it leaves the chimney.
My favorite part is the hippie that rides the bus and gets up at 4AM
to haul more wood into his stove. They say that he spends $1200 a
on wood and he's saving $1,000 a year? WTF? He lives in Virginia.
I live in NJ, have nat gas, and it doesn't cost me $1200 for heat for
a 3100 sq ft house. Also, the Popular Mechanics chart of fuel cost
shows that using a wood stove costs about the same as natural gas
They also made a big mistake, which they corrected at the end.
The line for "electric heat pump" is actually "electric heat". And
oddly there is no info for an actual heat pump system.
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