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CALCULATION FOR FUEL CONVERSION

Propane vs. Natural Gas Conversion Calculator
This calculator will help you to estimate the cost savings you may realize by switching to natural gas. Please enter your total number of gallons of propane used in the last 12 months and the average price per gallon of propane you purchased, then click "Calculate.

Calculator provided by PECO


Number of gallons of propane used in the last 12 months
Average price per gallon of propane

Annual cost of propane
Equivalent CCF of natural gas
Current price per CCF of natural gas
Estimated annual cost of natural gas
Estimated annual savings using natural gas

OFTEN ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GAS SERVICE

HOW MUCH DOES GAS COST AND HOW MUCH CAN I SAVE?
          Ohio Cumberland’s average gas price for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014, was $0.8502 per CCF (one hundred cubic feet) for all gas used plus the monthly charge, which is $10.50. The gas price over the last 3 years has ranged from $0.6485 to $0.8914 per CCF, with the 4th Quarter 2014 rate being $0.8396 per CCF. The current trend is that gas prices are staying fairly consistent; however, we cannot guarantee that will continue. The annual savings will depend on the energy source you currently have, the size of your home, how well it is insulated and the amount of hot water your family uses. Appliance efficiency ratings should be considered when comparing costs. Energy cost may be compared with the following conversion factors:
A typical residence would use 80-200 mmBTU per year for heating, hot water and cooking.
Utility
Unit of
Measure
BTU Factor
Per Unit
Cost Per
Unit
Cost Per
1,000,000 BTU

ELECTRIC

- KWH

=    3,413 BTU

@ $0.1020 /KWH

= $29.89 /mmBTU

PROPANE

- GAL

=  91,500 BTU

@ $2.1000 /GAL

= $22.95 /mmBTU

NO. 2 OIL

- GAL

= 140,000 BTU

@ $1.9000 /GAL

= $13.57 /mmBTU

NATURAL GAS

- CCF

= 104,000 BTU

@ $0.8396 /CCF

=   $8.57 /mmBTU


WHAT WILL IT COST TO HAVE GAS SERVICE INSTALLED?

          The cost per hook-up depends on the distance between our line that can be tapped and your meter site. Ohio Cumberland will do an estimate of the line installation cost so you are aware of the projected cost of installation. Any difference in cost will be due to a difference in actual footage, unless unusual construction conditions, such as consolidated rock formations, are encountered. In this type of situation, higher cost may result.


WHAT OTHER COSTS WILL I HAVE IN CONVERTING TO GAS?

          Cost of conversion will depend on the type of heating system and appliances you have now. Conversion costs from propane are usually low (less than $100 for new orifices), those from oil are moderate (around $300 for a new burner), while electric conversion is much higher since new appliances are required. You will need to check with your appliance dealer for actual costs since not all appliances can be converted.

          In addition, you will have the cost of piping the gas from the meter, through the wall of your house, to your appliances. Ohio Cumberland does not do any work inside buildings, but most furnace or plumbing contractors are qualified to do this installation.

 

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