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  1. #1
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    natural gas cost versus fuel oil

    Anyone know of a website or a formula so that I can enter in my current fuel oil usage and price and figure out what the natural gas cost for the same house would be?

    I would like to be able to enter in the gallons of fuel oil used and enter in the current price for both fuel oil and natural gas and see if there is a savings.

  2. #2
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    This site may be what your looking for.
    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ind...t=heating_cost
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  3. #3
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    Jun 2008
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    I may be wrong but I think what you really want is your BTU cost for each fuel. From this conversion sheet you see fuel oil #2 is 139,000 BTUs whereas a therm of Natural Gas is 103,000.

    Simply divide your per gallon cost or per therm cost by the fuels BTU content to find your theoretical BTU cost.

    Don't forget to factor in the efficiency of your boiler, forced air system, etc., to get your BTU cost for that fuel using a given heating system.

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