Natural gas is measured in CFs (cubic feet) and billed in CCFs (hundred cubic feet). Because heating oil is measured in gallons, we use BTUs as a common denominator when calculating energy cost. Here are the numbers the calculator is using:
Natural Gas: 100,000 BTUs, $2.292/CCF.
Heating Oil: 135,000 BTUs/gallon, variable price. Calculator uses the most recent FNSB average. You can change it based on how much you pay.
Compare Natural Gas to Fuel Oil
Annual Boiler/Furnace tune-up/cleaning
Average AFUE ratings between 80% and 90%
Regular delivery as well as a fuel tank needed.
Volatile market with highly variable pricing
Higher carbon emissions
Emissions from exhaust stack stains roofs and siding
Buried tank creates environmental liability
Only used for heating
Burning Oil creates soot and reduces boiler efficiency
Tune up every 3-5 years (after initial one year tune-up after installation)
Most natural gas furnaces and boilers are 89%-98% efficient
On-demand supply, with no on-site storage required
Available as wall-hung units
Stable pricing with rare rate changes
The cleanest burning fossil fuel
Clean emissions with no staining
No tank and no potential for ground contamination
Used for a variety of household needs, including cooking, clothes dryer, BBQ & fireplace