Comparison Calculator

Heating Fuel Comparison Calculator
For a 3,000 sq ft home – Pacific Coast Average Usage (EPA)





Fuel Type Fuel Price
Per Unit
Fuel Heat Content
Per Unit (BTU)
Price Per
MM BTU
Rating Type Rating App. Eff (%) Fuel Cost Per
Million BTU
Annual Heat Cost
Fuel Oil $4.00 138,690 $28.84 AFUE 78.0 78% $36.98 $4,326.18
Electric $0.087 3,412 $25.35 Estimate 95.0 95% $26.69 $3,122.26
Electric Air-Source Heat Pump HSPF 6.0 176% $14.42 $1,686.75
Geothermal Heat Pump COP 4.0 400% $6.34 $741.54
Baseboard Estimate 100.0 100% $25.35 $2,966.15
Nat. Gas $1.37 100,000 $13.70 AFUE 78.0 78% $17.56 $2,055.00
NG after
rate hike
$1.92 100,000 $19.18 AFUE 78.0 78% $24.59 $2,877.00
Propane $2.03 91,333 $22.23 AFUE 78.0 78% $28.50 $3,333.94
AFUE 65.0 65% $34.19 $4,000.73
Wood3 $190.00 22,000,000 $8.64 Estimate 60.0 60% $14.39 $1,684.09
Pellets $190.00 16,500,000 $11.52 Estimate 80.0 80% $14.39 $1,684.09
Corn $190.00 16,500,000 $11.52 Estimate 80.0 80% $14.39 $1,684.09
Kero $3.80 135,000 $28.15 Estimate 80.0 80% $35.19 $4,116.67
Coal $100.00 24,916,000 $4.01 Estimate 75.0 75% $5.35 $626.10