ELECTRICITY vs. NATURAL GAS

Here’s the basic difference:

The primary difference between these two sources of energy is in how they are delivered to your home. To create electricity, a natural resource (like natural gas) must be used. The electricity must be generated and transmitted through a process that involves several stages before it reaches your home. In contrast, natural gas is delivered directly to your home. While getting it to you requires some energy, it’s far less than what is required to deliver electricity because natural gas does not go through a creation or generation process. So when you need to heat food, water or air in your home, natural gas is the most efficient way to go. When you need to light the indoors or keep your food cool, electricity is your only choice. So to achieve the right energy mix and the best in efficiency, natural gas should be considered when heat is required like home heating and water heating.

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SCOUTING YOUR APPLIANCES

Kitchen

Laundry Room

Outdoors

Water Heaters

Fireplaces

Fireplaces & Space Heaters

ANNUAL APPLIANCE OPERATING COST COMPARISON (based on a 2,000 SQ FT home)

APPLIANCE
Natural Gas

Tank W/H – $296.30
Heat – $388.89
Cooking – $50.00
Clothes Drying – $65.00
TOTAL: $800.19

Electric
Tank W/H – $671.46
Heat – $564.03
Cooking – $161.15
Clothes Drying – $209.50
TOTAL: $1,606.13

Propane
ElectricTank W/H – $566.22
Heat – $743.17
Cooking – $95.55
Clothes Drying – $124.22
TOTAL: $1,529.15