Compare the Cost of Fuel Use

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On average, natural gas energy is approximately 62 percent cheaper to operate compared to electricity. It's true; natural gas is the cleanest of all fossil fuels, and it's so reliable and comfortable that you may just forget that you're doing something good for the environment (and your wallet too)!

(Effective Rates for November 2019)

APPLIANCE

ANNUAL THERMS USED

NATURAL GAS

PROPANE (LP) GAS

ELECTRIC

COOKING

35

$ 74.25

$117.60

$187.20

WATER HEATING

 

 

 

 

-Gas Tank Style/Gas Tankless vs. Electric Tank Style

150 / 100

$247.50/$165.00*

$504.00/$336.00*

$707.20

HEATING

130

$214.50

$436.80

$624.00

CLOTHES DRYING

50

$ 82.50

$168.00

$208.00

TOTAL APPLIANCE USAGE – with tank/tankless

 

$602.25/ $519.75*

$1,226.40/ $1,058.40*

$1,726.40

 

 

 

 

 

GAS SAVINGS VS. ELECTRICITY

 

65% / 70%*

29%/ 39%*

 

 

 

*when using tank less

*when using tank less- LP

 

OUTDOOR RECREATION:

 

POOL HEATING*

250

$412.50

$840.00

$1,560.00

SPA/HOT TUB HEAT*

125

$206.25

   $ 420.00

$ 728.00

*varies according to pool size, weather conditions, and temperature maintained

 

 

 

 

 

All other figures are annual average projections based upon the following:

1. 1 therm = 100,000 BTUs of energy

2. Natural Gas

$1.65

per therm

 

 

3. LP Gas per gallon (BRLP3)

$3.07

per gallon or

$3.36 per therm

 

4. Duke Energy per KWH (Based on >1000 KWH rate)

$0.14196

Per KWH or

$4.16 per therm

 

 

  1. Notes: The above analysis is based on November 2019 residential energy and fuel charges and does not include applicable taxes or franchise fees.
  2. Current monthly customer charges are:

Duke Energy $9.66, Peoples Gas $12.00-$20.00 (varies by rate class), Clearwater Gas System $12.00 and $20.00 in Central Pasco. L.P. customers are billed annually, $75-$210 (non-refundable) depending on program.

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