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Space Heating

When choosing a heating system or Domestic hot water system, homeowners often get confused on what would be the best choice for them.

It is important to know that all fuels come with different unit measurements for example $/L or $/kWh.

Here at Enercheck, we like to make things much less complicated.

In order to compare, we converted all fuel types to the same measurement: $/Million BTU.

These tables are produced with recent fuel rates (June 2011) to accurately compare systems.

If you are able to aquire fuels at different rates, you can imput them in the fuel rate tab.

If you have different systems efficiencies, you can change the Efficiency section to accurately compare.

Fuel Fuel Rate   System Efficiency $ million BTU
Oil $/L Furnace/Boiler % $32.86
Nat Gas $/GJ Fireplace % $29.89
Nat Gas $/GJ Furnace/Boiler % $19.08
Propane $/L Fireplace % $47.40
Propane $/L Furnace/Boiler % $30.25
Wood $/Cord Stove % $31.25
Wood $/Cord Advanced Stove % $25.00
Pellet $/ Bag Stove % $23.69
Electricity $/kWh Baseboard % $28.72
Electricity $/kWh Air to Air HP hspf $13.83
Electricity $/kWh Air to Air HP hspf $11.56
Electricity $/kWh Geothermal C.O.P $8.21

 

Hot Water

Fuel Fuel Rate   System Efficiency $ million BTU
Oil $/L Tank % $44.41
Nat Gas $/JG Conventional Tank % $31.47
Nat Gas $/JG Tankless % $20.86
Propane $/L Tankless % $33.07
Electricity $/kWh Conserver Tank % $32.64
Electricity $/kWh Air to Water % $14.36
Electricity $/kWh Geothermal % $8.21