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%)||480 BTUs|
|#2 Fuel Oil||New Furnace (80%)||373 BTUs|
|Propane||New Furnace (96%)||424 BTUs|
|Electric||New or Old (100%)||213 BTUs|
You live in a home with electric baseboard heat and you’re considering installing a 96% gas forced air system. With gas at 480 BTUs/penny and electricity at 213 BTUs/penny, your heating bill would be about 1/2 of what you are paying now.
You are considering replacing your old 60%- oil furnace with a 96% gas furnace. With gas at 480 BTUs/penny and oil at 280 BTUs/penny, your heating bill would be about 2/3 of what you are paying now.
This chart was based on November 2021 Chippewa Valley area utility rates.