WOOD Heating Costs vs Gas vs Propane vs Electricity

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Cost Comparison Chart

"Wood Heating Cost is Only 
7% of Electric Heating Cost"

The amount of heat created or used is measured in BTU's. An average home uses 200,000,000 BTU's of total energy for heating per year.

This includes 25% usage for the heating of domestic water. Based on this total consumption, the following amounts of fuel would be required to produce 200,000,000 BTU's.

Heating Method
BTU's Per Unit
Annual Requirements Cost Per Unit Total Annual Cost
Electricity 3,413 /kilowatt hr 58,600 $0.08-0.12 $4,688-$7032
Propane 24,200 /litre 8,264 $0.89 $7,380
Fuel Oil 36,300 /litre 5,509 $0.54 $2,947
Natural Gas 35,301 /cubic metre 5,665 $0.21 $1,207
Wood (Birch) 23,400,000 /cord 8.5 $75.00
unsplit wood

- The above prices are in Canadian funds but the same relative
percentage in savings can be applied to the US market..
- Adjust the price per unit to reflect current local costs.
- The above costs are not standard across Canada.

Here is a U.S. chart:

OR go to http://nepacrossroads.com/fuel-comparison-calculator.php and enter your local figures

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Modified 12-2-2016

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Our standard furnace and least expensive furnace (the NCB-120) easily will heat 3,000 sq feet, including all buildings, well insulated.
We have models that will heat up to 12,000 sq. ft!

In Southern climates like NC, SC, GA, TN, AL, MS, TX
it can often heat more and still only have to load it once in the morning and once in the evening, at the most.