Why natural gas?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, here are just a few of the reasons home buyers prefer homes heated with natural gas:

  • Natural gas is more economical.
    Gas can significantly cut your energy bills, depending on where you live and your energy usage.
  • Natural gas is efficient.
    Using gas directly for space heat, water heating, cooking, and drying decreases our region's demand for electricity.
  • Natural gas is reliable and convenient.
    Gas is delivered directly to your home through underground piping and will not leave you stranded in inclement weather as electricity can. Using natural gas means no storage tanks, no running out, and no waiting for delivery as with oil and propane.
  • Natural gas is environmentally friendly.
    Clean-burning natural gas is the most efficient fossil fuel available and the least taxing on the environment.

Heating Your Home in Minnesota

Energy Source Space Heat
Efficiency
Annual
Energy Cost
Installation
Costs
Natural Gas 95% Furnace $470  $13,000  
Electric 100% Furnace $1,028  $12,000  
Propane 95% Furnace $1,323 $13,000  
Heat Pump (Air Source) 150% Seasonal Efficiency $685 $14,000  
Heat Pump (Ground Source) 350% Seasonal Efficiency $294 $18,600
 *after tax credits

 

Heating Your Home in North Dakota

Energy Source Space Heat
Efficiency
Annual
Energy Cost
Installation
Costs
Natural Gas 95% Furnace $383  $13,000  
Electric 100% Furnace $796  $12,000  
Propane 95% Furnace $1,030 $13,000  
Heat Pump (Air Source) 160% Seasonal Efficiency $598 $14,000  
Heat Pump (Ground Source) 350% Seasonal Efficiency $227 $16,500
 *after tax credits

 

 

For more information, check out our Home Energy Guide.

 

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