Comparing Fuel Oil...

To Natural Gas
sold in therms (100,000 BTU/therm)*
~ Multiply the oil heat price per gallon by 0.72 to give the equivalent price per therm of natural gas
~ Multiply the propane price per gallon by 1.087 to give the equivalent price per therm of natural gas
~ Multiply the electricity price per kWh by 29.3 to give the equivalent price per therm of natural gas
*Figure out your price per therm by dividing your total fuel bill by the total therms of natural gas consumed. This is your price per therm

To Propane Gas
sold in gallons (92,000 BTU/gallon)
~ Multiply the oil heat price per gallon by 0.663 to give the equivalent price per gallon of propane
~ Multiply the natural gas delivered price per therm by 0.92 to give the equivalent price per gallon of propane
~ Multiply the electricity price per kWh by 27.0 to give the equivalent price per gallon of propane

To Electricity
sold in kilowatt hours (3,413 BTU/kilowatt hour)*
~ Multiply the propane price per gallon by 0.037 to give the equivalent price per kilowatt hour of electricity
~ Multiply the natural gas delivered price per therm by 0.034 to give the equivalent price per kilowatt hour of electricity
~ Multiply the heating oil price per gallon by 0.024 to give the equivalent price per kilowatt hour of electricity
*Figure out your price per kWh by dividing your total fuel bill by the total kWh of electricity consumed. This is your price per kWh

To Wood Pellets
sold in tons or pounds (approximately 8,000 BTU/lb for dry pellets)
~ Multiply the oil heat price per gallon by 115 to give the equivalent price per ton of pellets
~ Multiply the natural gas delivered price per therm by 160 to give the equivalent price per ton of pellets
~ Multiply the propane price per gallon by 174 to give the equivalent price per ton of pellets
~ Multiply the electricity price per kWh by 4688 to give the equivalent price per ton of pellets

McIntosh Oil Company - Stark County, Ohio
McIntosh Oil Company - Stark County, Ohio
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Fuel Consumption Comparisons

Trying to compare heating costs is a difficult process, but very worthwhile to determine if Fuel Oil is the best alternative for your home needs.

The Comparison Formulas in the right-hand column will help you compare how Fuel Oil stacks up against your current heating source.

If you have any questions about the effectiveness of Fuel Oil, please contact one of our professionals by calling the office during normal business hours.

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