Looking to save some energy? Start here!

Here’s where we’ve done the hard work for you – we’ve calculated how many BTU’s you will receive out of your heating system for every penny you spend on heating, based on average efficiencies and fuel type. Then, we compare it with a new system, to see what the savings might be.

Chippewa Valley Energy Rate Comparison

Energy Source System / Efficiency Value 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. “Old Furnace” efficiencies offer an average comparative value, and may not reflect the efficiency of the furnace in your home.