Electricity is a good choice for home heating and hot water
Compared to oil and propane prices, electricity is currently competitive with propane, and our off peak electricity rate is competitive with oil prices.
Electric Heat Can Save You Money
Consider using energy-efficient electric heat to supplement your central heating system. A portable energy-efficient electric space heater or electric baseboard heat could warm select rooms allowing you to keep your main thermostat down while ensuring continued comfort.
Heat Smart: Make the Switch to Natural Gas
Natural gas is the smart choice for your home. It’s affordable and always there when you need it, heating your home comfortably. Natural gas supports the American economy since most of it comes from the USA, it’s cleaner and better for the environment due to fewer emissions than oil. Natural gas has so many uses, from heating and cooking to clothes drying, fireplaces and so much more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. All fuel costs are subject to change for many reasons including supply, demand and world politics.
Examples include energy-efficient heat pumps, thermal storage, baseboard, decorative fireplaces and a variety of portable space heaters.
Heating contractors, electricians, electric supply houses and home stores are good sources of information.
You should have a licensed electrician inspect your electrical system to ensure it is safe for your intended use.
Natural gas is often the lowest cost fuel; before you decide to use electric heat, compare the cost of natural gas in your area with the cost of electricity. With any heating choice you make, always consider what fuels are available, what their price is and what their past price volatility has been before making your choice.
Even with recent oil price fluctuations, natural gas continues to be the more affordable energy option. Most natural gas used in North America is domestically produced – so it’s not subject to the same swings and spikes seen in world oil markets – making it the more affordable and stable choice for heating your home. Use our easy Energy Calculator to see just how much you could save by making the switch.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors are good sources for equipment information. Plus, we have information available on all the benefits of switching to natural gas.