$/therms vs $/kilowatt-hr
by Kurt Stalzer on 10/06/05 at 19:53:10
our natural gas cost is based on therms by the gas company (approx .84 today), how can i convert that to kilowatt/hrs charged by the electric company (approx .08 today) to see when one is cheeper than the other to heat a residence?
Re: $/therms vs $/kilowatt-hr
by Robert Fogt on 10/07/05 at 23:18:44
There are about 29.3 kilowatt hours in a therm.
You can divide the $/therm value by 29.3, or multiply the $/killowatt hour value by 29.3
0.84 $/therm / 29.3 = 0.03 $/kilowatt hour
0.08 $/kilowatt hour * 29.3 = 2.34 $/therm
So it looks like the gas company is about 1/3rd the price of the electric company.