Outdoor Wood Furnace vs Propane, Fuel Oil, Natural Gas and Electricity

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Wood Heating Cost is Only 7%
of Electric Heating Cost!

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Cost Comparison Chart

“Wood Heating Cost is Only
7% of Electric Heating Cost”

The amount of heat created or used is measured in BTU’s. An average
home uses 200,000,000 BTU’s of total energy for heating per year. This
includes 25% usage for the heating of domestic water. Based on this
total consumption, the following amounts of fuel would be required to
produce 200,000,000 BTU’s.


Heating Method
BTU’s Per Unit
Annual Requirements Cost Per Unit Total Annual Cost
Electricity 3,413 /kilowatt hr 58,600 $0.08 $4,688
Propane 24,200 /litre 8,264 $0.89 $7,380
Fuel Oil 36,300 /litre 5,509 $0.54 $2,947
Natural Gas 35,301 /cubic metre 5,665 $0.21 $1,207
Wood (Birch) 23,400,000 /cord 8.5 $75.00 $638

– The above prices are in Canadian funds but the same relative
percentage in savings can be applied to the US market..
– Adjust the price per unit to reflect current local costs.
– The above costs are not standard across Canada.

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