HOW MUCH HEAT ARE YOU GETTING FOR YOUR DOLLAR?

 

ENERGY

SOURCE

HEATING

EQUIPMENT

ENERGY

EQUATION*

AMOUNT OF HEAT PER $1.00 SPENT

ELECTRICITY

 

WaterFurnace™ System**

Geothermal Heat Pump

3,413 BTU x 400%

$0.11 per KWH

124,109 BTU’s

Electric Furnace

3,413 BTU x 100%

$0.11 per KWH

31,000 BTU’s

Air Source Heat Pump

3,413 BTU x 200%

$0.11 per KWH

62,100 BTU’s

OIL

 

Oil Furnace

36,668 BTU x 55%

$1.12 per Litre

18,007 BTU’s

Hi Efficient Oil Furnace

36,668 BTU x 83%

$1.12 per Litre

27,174BTU’s

PROPANE

 

Propane Furnace

25,217 BTU x 82%

$0.76 per Litre

27,208 BTU’s

Hi Efficient Propane Furnace

25,217 BTU x 92%

$0.76 per Litre

30,526BTU’s

NATURAL GAS

 

Natural Gas Furnace

35,314 BTU x 55% 

$0.404 per Cubic Meter

48,076 BTU’s

Mid Efficient Gas Furnace

35,314 BTU x 80%

$0.404 per Cubic Meter

69,929 BTU’s

Hi Efficient Gas Furnace

35,314 BTU x 92%

$0.404 per Cubic Meter

80,418 BTU’s

 The energy used to heat your house is measured in BTU’s (British Thermal Units). The size of your furnace is measured in heating BTU’s it can provide; for example a common furnace size is 50,000 BTU’s.

 BTU’s per $1.00 Spent = (BTU’s per Energy Used Conversion Factor) x (Furnace Efficiency)

                                                                                                     (Current Cost of Energy)

Energy Used Conversion Factors

Electricity……1 Kilowatt Hour = 3,413 BTU’s                              Propane…..……1 Litre = 25,217 BTU’s

Oil……………1 Litre = 36,668 BTU’s                                           Natural Gas……1 Cubic Meter = 35,314 BTU’s         

Table Notes

*    The above calculations are based upon average operating furnace efficiencies that occur during a typical heating season.

      Energy costs are based on data from the Fenelon Falls April, 22 2008.

** Efficiencies shown are for a WaterFurnace Envision 48,000 BTU model.

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