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Natural Gas vs Electric Cost

In addition to saving hundreds of dollars each year by switching from electric to natural gas, you'll get a more efficient system, better appliances and warmer heat. No more sacrificing comfort for savings. Find out how much you could save by switching to natural gas from electric by completing the quick form below.
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Stop shivering in your home all winter because the heating bill is too high. Stay warm and start saving money on your utility bills by making the switch from electric to more affordable, more efficient natural gas.

Save Money and Get Warmer Heat

Electricity is often expensive and does not heat a space as evenly as natural gas. This tends to result in electric heat users keeping their thermostat lower to save money while using extra inefficient methods such as space heaters and wood stoves.

With natural gas, there will be no more deciding between high bills or a cold home. On average, customers who heat with natural gas save hundreds of dollars per year because electric heat pumps can cost three to four times more to operate than natural gas. Additionally, heat from a natural gas furnace feels warmer and cozier because the air is approximately 25 degrees warmer than the heat produced by an electric heat pump.

For a detailed estimate of how much you could save when switching from electric to gas, complete our savings calculator. Once you’re serious about making the switch from electric to natural gas, remember that you’ll save even more with these high efficiency equipment rebates from UGI Utilities.

Cleaner Fuel with Less CO2 Emissions

Today, most electricity generation requires the burning of fossil fuels from creation to end use. This process makes electricity responsible for the second largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, behind transportation emissions. Natural gas is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel available and is the most efficient site-to-source fuel.

Better, More Efficient Appliances

Conventional natural gas water heaters heat water twice as fast as electricity. With faster heat-up, a natural gas system requires less time and storage to keep the hot water running. That means less wait time for hot water.

Natural gas ranges and cooktops turn on instantly and heat up faster than an electric range. On average, natural gas ranges and cooktops last six years longer than their electronic counterparts. In addition, the visible flame and instant on/off function of a gas range are added safety features for your family.

Many conventional natural gas water heating systems and ranges also do not require power, so you can continue your daily routines even during a power outage.