GeothermalEnergy Cost Comparisons: How Efficient is Your Seattle Heating System?

G & S Heating, Cooling & Electric is all too familiar with the rising energy cost trend. Inefficient systems paired with costly fuel sources have many consumers looking for more cost effective ways to heat their homes. G&S Heating likes to help keep our customer base in the Seattle, WA area well informed. Here is some energy cost comparison information about different systems to help you better evaluate the amount of money you spend on energy.

Cost Examples by Fuel Type for 1,000,000 BTUs

  • Propane, at 80% efficiency and costing $2.80/gallon will cost $50.72
  • At $2.50/gallon, 80% efficiency, Oil will cost $41.97
  • An Electric Furnace, 100% efficient at 8.367¢ per kilowatt-hour will cost $30.62
  • Natural Gas at 80% efficiency and $1.25/therm costs $20.83
  • Electric Heat Pumps, 226% efficient, cost $13.55
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps, 300% efficient, will cost $10.21

All of the above figures assume 25% duct loss. The trend is plain to see. As efficiency increases, costs can drop dramatically. If you’re looking for a cheap way to heat your home and also make it more eco-friendly in the process, a geothermal heat pump may be the right choice for you.

Geothermal Heat Pump Installation, maintenance and Repair in Seattle by G&S

Despite their incredible efficiency, geothermal heat pumps are not necessarily the best heating and cooling choice for everyone. There are a lot factors to take into account before a geothermal installation should be undertaken, including the amount of property you own, proximity to water and the quality and texture of the soil. If you’re interested in learning if a geothermal system is a viable option for your home, call G & S Heating, Cooling & Electric today. Our geothermal experts will assess your property and, if appropriate, perform a high quality geothermal heating and cooling system installation. We also provide quality maintenance and repair service, so call G & S with all your Seattle geothermal needs.

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