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commercial property inspection EFFICIENCY OF HEATING APPLIANCES

multi-family property inspection ANNUAL FUEL UTILIZATION EFFICIENCY

multi-family property inspection INSULATING YOUR HOME

multi-family property inspection HIGHER EFFICIENCY WATER HEATERS

multi-family property inspection COMPACT FLORESCENT LAMPS

vacant property inspection PELLET STOVES

multi-unit property inspection AIR TO AIR HEAT PUMPS

forclosed property inspection GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS

forclosed property inspection SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS - PHOTOVOLTAIC

Comparison of the Cost of Energy

TYPE OF FUEL

HEATING VALUE ***

COST PER 140,000 BTU        (1 Gallon of Heating Oil) *

COST BASIS**

NATURAL GAS

  103,000 BTU/100 CU.FT

$3.40

$2.50/100 Cubic Feet. Does not include $13.00/Mo. Service Charge

PROPANE GAS

      91,000 BTU/GAL

$6.75

$4.19/Gal. (Very Low Volume Usage)

PROPANE GAS

      91,000 BTU/GAL

$4.54

$2.75/Gal. (Medium Volume Usage)

PROPANE GAS

      91,000 BTU/GAL

$3.63

$2.16/Gal. (High Volume Usage)

HEATING OIL 

    140,000 BTU/GAL 

$2.35 

$3.70/Gal. (Discount Supplier) 

HEATING OIL

    140,000 BTU/GAL

$2.65

$3.60/Gal. (Full Service Supplier)

ELECTRICITY

        3412 BTU/KWH

$7.22

$0.176/KWH.

WOOD PELLETS

17,000,000 BTU/TON

$1.82

$200-225/Ton Purchased Off Season  (Not Delivered)

WOOD PELLETS 

17,000,000 BTU/TON 

$2.76 

$295-350/Ton Purchased During         Season (Not Delivered) 

FIREWOOD

 22,000,000 BTU/CORD

$1.43

Split/Delivered $175-250/Cord

FIREWOOD

 22,000,000 BTU/CORD

$0.63

Truckload/Log Length. 6-7 Cords/Load $600-$650/Load

                                                                     *  Costs are equated to 1 gallon of heating oil for comparison purposes.

                                                                    **  Market Energy Prices as of 01/2011 in Central Connecticut.

                                                                   ***  Heating Values of Fuels Taken From:    

                                                                                       

                                                                                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_pellet#Energy_output

                                                                         http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/articles/heating_value_wood/

                                                                           AMERICA'S ENERGY RESOURCES - ENERGY TOMORROW.ORG

Efficiency of Heating Appliances

OLDER OIL BOILERS & FURNACES

  60-75%

MODERN OIL BOILERS

  84-86%

MODERN OIL FURNACES

  80-84%

OLDER GAS BOILERS & FURNACES

  60-78%

MODERN  GAS BOILERS

  82-87%

MODERN GAS FURNACES

  82-86%

HIGH EFFICIENCY GAS BOILERS

      92%      

HIGH EFFICIENCY GAS FURNACES

      95%    

PELLET STOVES

    80-85%

GAS FIREPLACE LOGS (UNVENTED)

      80%

GAS FIREPLACE LOGS (VENTED)

      75%

GAS FIREPLACES (UNVENTED)

      80%

GAS FIREPLACES (VENTED)

      75%

ELECTRIC HEAT

      98%

WOOD STOVES (AIRTIGHT)

 60-65%

WOOD STOVES (OPEN)

 25-35%

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