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Energy Comparison

Energy Comparison

Fact: Propane works harder and costs less than most other energy sources

On average, propane costs less per BTU than electricity. It burns hotter and more evenly than many other fuels. Better yet, propane appliances have a shorter energy-savings payback period. With propane, you pay less for your energy and save money each time you use it. Below you'll find the annual energy comparison and savings between propane and electricity.

Water Heater

People in
Household
UsagePropane1Electricity2Savings
2180$423$437$14
3-5300$705$729$24
5+420$987$1,021$34

Range & Oven

People in
Household
UsagePropaneElectricitySavings
260$141$146$5
3-575$176$182$6
5+85$200$207$7

Clothes Dryer

People in
Household
UsagePropaneElectricitySavings
296$227$233$6
3-5120$282$292$10
5+165$386$401$15

Home Heating (Space Heater vs. Baseboard)

Size of AreaUsagePropaneElectricitySavings
800 sq. ft.200$470$486$16
1000 sq. ft.250$588$608$20
1200 sq. ft.300$705$729$24

Forced Air Furnace

Size of HouseholdUsagePropaneElectricitySavings
1500 sq. ft.375$881$911$30
2000 sq. ft.500$1,175$1,215$40
2500 sq. ft.625$1,469$1,519$50

Note: The above figures are in gallons and based on national averages furnished by appliance manufacturers. Your actual usage may vary.

1 Source: EIA.gov, US Propane Residential Price, Nov. 2013
2 Source: EIA.gov, US Electricity Residential Price, Dec. 2012