Chippewa Valley Energy Rate Comparison

2nd Quarter 2016

Energy SourceSystem / EfficiencyValue Per $0.01 spent
Natural Gas  
 New Furnace (96%)980 BTUs
 Old Furnace (60%)612 BTUs
#2 Fuel Oil  
 New Furnace (80%)534 BTUs
 Old Furnace (60%)400 BTUs
Propane  
 New Furnace (96%)845 BTUs
 Old Furnace (60%)528 BTUs
Electric  
 New or Old (100%)228 BTUs

Example 1

You live in a home with electric baseboard heat and you're considering installing a 96% gas forced air system. With gas at 980 BTUs/penny and electricity at 228 BTUs/penny, your heating bill would be about 1/4 of what you are paying now.

Example 2

You are considering replacing your old oil furnace with a 96% gas furnace. With gas at 980 BTUs/penny and oil at 400 BTUs/penny, your heating bill would be less than half of what you are paying now.

Notes

This chart was based on Chippewa Valley area utility rates as of 04/14/2016. "Old Furnace" efficiencies offer an average comparative value, and may not reflect the efficiency of the furnace in your home.