KITCHEN

With some appliances, electric is the only option. For example, refrigerators are always electric. But there are places where natural gas makes more sense, not just from a performance standpoint, but from a long term cost perspective as well.

Range Cooking and Oven

There’s a reason almost all great cooks use natural gas. You can control the temperature and cooking time easier with natural gas. Electric stovetops take longer to heat up and cool down. So it takes 3 times as much energy to use an electric stove than a natural gas stove.

ANNUAL APPLIANCE OPERATING COST COMPARISON

Cooktop and Oven

APPLIANCE

Natural Gas
Rate – $1.00
Conversion – 1
Unit – 1.00
Eff % Drying – 1.00
Usage – 50
TOTAL OP COST: $50.00

Electric
Rate – $0.11
Conversion – 29.3
Unit – 3.223
Eff % Drying – 1.00
Usage – 50
TOTAL OP COST: $161.15

Propane
Rate – $1.75
Conversion – 1.092
Unit – 1.91
Eff % Drying – 1.00
Usage – 50
TOTAL OP COST: $95.55

VIEW LEGEND:

Rate: The unit charge or charges made to customers for their energy consumption. This can fluctuate based on weather, household size, living habits, etc.
Conversion: In order to accurately compare rates for different energies, it is necessary to convert the units of measure for each into comparable measurements.
Unit: A measurement of energy consumed within a time period. In this case electricity is typically measured in kilowatt hours, propane is measured in gallons, and natural gas is measured in therms.
Eff %: Appliances are rated based on meeting energy efficiency requirements, by the Federal Government. The standards (ENERGY STAR rating or other energy-efficiency standard) help consumers identify and purchase products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features and comfort.
Usage: Energy used in one year by a particular appliance.
Total operating cost: The amount of money determined based on how much energy is consumed, based on the rate, and the cost of operating a specific appliance.

Electric is the only choice for kitchen appliances such as your refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Please visit the ENERGY STAR site to compare costs and find the best options for your home.

ANNUAL APPLIANCE OPERATING COST COMPARISON

Cooktop and Oven

Electric is the only choice for kitchen appliances such as your refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Please visit the ENERGY STAR site to compare costs and find the best options for your home.