Gas vs. electricity – which is more cost-effective when heating a house?
It seems like that’s an age-old question. In many areas of the country gas is the cheaper alternative. But what if you already have an electricity-powered heating system? Is it worth the time, effort and cost to convert it to a gas-powered system?
If you’re considering an electric to gas conversion, there are a few things you will want to consider, including:
- The type of electric heat you currently have.
If it’s a modern electric heating system the cost and time to convert it is smaller. Baseboard or radiator systems tend to be more complicated because often many components of these older systems will need to be completely replaced.
- The cost/benefit analysis.
Check with your utility company to make sure gas heat is offered in your area. PSNC Energy provides gas heating services for the city of Raleigh and surrounding areas, including many parts of North Carolina.
- Whether or not gas is an option in your area.
72 Degrees professionals can advise you on whether or not electric to gas conversion will benefit you from a cost perspective – not just now but in the long run. In many cases it will, but there are several factors that play into this, including your current system, size of your home, and more.