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Posted: 9/16/2005 12:49:23 PM EDT
With the increased cost of natural gas, I was wondering if it is still cheaper to use gas for cooking, heating water, etc.

If it is still cheaper, how much cheaper is it?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 11:23:32 AM EDT
I guess nobody knows.....
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 11:43:34 AM EDT
I was wondering that myself. Lots of apartments up here have heaters and stoves that run on electricity, which ain't cheap, so I was wondering what the price difference would be.
Well, I was watching the news the other night when they said people can expect some insane price increases in heating oil & natural gas: 50-75%!! . I'll be sticking with electricity for now and it's expected increase of 17%.

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:03:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 12:04:18 PM EDT by Max_Mike]
With the huge increases in natural gas prices in the last few years and the HUGE increases in my gas bill I don’t see how electric heat pump cannot now be cheaper. And this during a couple of mild winters and me keeping the house at 65 degrees

I got a $30 dollar increase in my gas bill this month and NO heat was on, just cooking and 2 gas water heaters… I suspect that will mean $100-200 more a month when winter comes… it is quit frankly scary looks like I will be living in a icebox.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:10:49 PM EDT
One might want to factor in the reliability of NG.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:15:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 12:25:37 PM EDT by Retched_Rick]
Electric is just as reliable for the simple fact that typical modern heaters need electricity to operate....unless you rig it up to work without control....
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:20:07 PM EDT
I've been wondering the same thing.

Anybody know a formula for figuring out $ per BTU for oil vs. gas vs. electric ?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:25:01 PM EDT
We need more Nuke plants
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:30:42 PM EDT
Without a doubt you/we/I are going to be paying much more this year for NG.

I don't cook with NG, but I do heat and heat water... I will, no matter what, keep NG for heating water. When the power goes out, the gas always keeps working and it's nice to have a hot shower.

I am looking at replacing my NG home heater with something else... It has gotten pretty expensive.

I think my NG bill topped out at $185 last winter, actually, I may have gotten a $200 bill. My elec bill never has gone over $140 during the height of summer (it gets hot as fuck here.)

I really depends on what it costs to replace the gas heater (which is part of the a/c).
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