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Residential fuel comparisons


Typical annual costs of home appliances

Average cost comparison based on:

  • 84.22 cents per therm of natural gas (does not include a 33-cent-per-day facilities charge)
  • $1.91 per gallon of LP
  • $3.07 per gallon #2 fuel oil
  • 12.44 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity

typical annual costs of home appliances
Depending on your current fuel source, you may have service and storage fees for other fuels or fuel providers.

Lifetime fuel comparison of heating equipment

Fuel type

Annual fuel costs

Average life

Lifetime fuel costs

Lifetime fuel
cost difference

Natural Gas

$488.48

x  20 years

=   $ 9,769.52

n/a

#2 Oil

$1,271.86

x  20 years

=  $25,437.14

$15,667.62

LP

$1,209.39

x  20 years

=  $24,187.77

$14,418.25

Electricity

$2,114.03

x  20 years

=  $42,280.69

$32,511.17


Source: Wisconsin State Energy Office and We Energies


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