electric is near 100% efficent, but in nearly the entire country gas
costs less for heat.
gas furnace can be from 50% to 95+ efficent, but even the 50 percent
gas piggie likely costs less to operate than the electric furnace
Nobody can answer your question. Maybe 3 years ago elec was double
the cost of Ng for me at my rate of 0.125 Kwh but its all changed.
Electric rates vary across the country from maybe 0.07 kwh to maybe
near 0.18kwh. Ng costs vary dramaticly as well and might go up 50%
next winter! Both are going up, with gas going up the fastest since
electric utilitys usualy get locked into rates for lengths of time. My
elec utility ComEd would like to double my rate tomorrow if they could
for profit , now im near 0.14kwh. So nobody can tell you "cost to run"
its all your local pricing. You tell us the efficency of your furnace,
how can anybody know. 10 years ago I think 82% was the minimum sold
and 96.7% the max for Ng, so whats yours? Electric is basicly 100%
efficent. Poor leaky ductwork can loose you maybe 20%, an oversized Ng
furnace thats dirty maybe another 5%. Do an energy audit, insulate and
figure it all out
I just had a tenant run out after his power was shut off, his mexican
wife liked it hot so he ran electric heaters all day, in 2 months he
got an 800.00 electric bill for a one bedroom apt, normal is 25$, he
cooked electric too and kept his lights on, I later found out he
screwed the gas co so he had no cooking gas and he never changed the
billing name on the electric, so he screws everyone, but I know where
he works, and the utility companies will soon know too. But Thirty
cents, that must be a dead beat charge, not your local rate.
Yeah, it's for people with no credit - like pre-paid 'phone cards I guess.
Still, they were buying watts at, oh, seven cents per kwh, paying one cent
for distribution, and charging thirty. Still went bankrupt!
I guess you can't trust deadbeats.
But you knew that.
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