Gas vs. electricity – which is more cost-effective when heating a house?

It seems like thats 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?

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If youre 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 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.


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Well be happy to talk to you more about the benefits of electric to gas conversion and help you decide on whether or not right for you. We can also provide you with up-front pricing that will give you a good idea on how much it will cost to convert your house from electric to gas heat. Simply call us today at 919-439-8359 to schedule an appointment.