Is gas or electric cheaper?

The Energy Desk is always asked which is cheaper when it comes to heating your home, gas or electricity?

Is gas cheaper than electricity?

One unit of mains gas will cost you around 4p/kWh whereas one unit of electricity from the mains will set you back around 15p/kWh. So, although pricing can fluctuate, gas is around 3-4 times cheaper than electricity.

Factors for consideration

Although gas comes in cheaper than electricity, there are other things you should consider before choosing it to power your home.

1. Gas boilers aren’t as efficient as electric counterparts

Gas boilers are inefficient when compared to electric models and even a brand-new gas boiler is only around 90% efficient.

2. Do you have access to grid gas?

Your home may not have access to grid gas and would have to find an alternative (LPG) if gas is the option they want. Accessing gas in this way is usually more expensive and therefore homes like this tend to go for oil or electricity.

3. Environmentally friendly energy options

If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly option, then biomass boilers or heat pumps could be the best option for you. It’s important to speak to an expert when choosing your energy supply so that you have all the necessary information regarding efficiency, cost and the impact on the environment.

Let a broker find the cheapest energy solution for you

With Ask TED you can compare the energy market in seconds and find out the best course of action for your home’s energy supply. Whether you’re currently using gas or electricity, fill in our quick form and our comparison tool will find you the best deal. Save up to 30% on your domestic energy bills when you Ask TED.

Contact TED to reduce your gas and electricity bills

Reducing your gas and electricity bills could save you an unbelievable amount of money. If you want to find out how you can save money then check TED’s commercial gas and electricity services, to give you all the information on how to save.

If you would rather get in touch with one of our energy experts and find the right deal to start saving you money, then call our team on 03330 151 221. Alternatively if you are unable to contact us over the phone you can get in touch by completing our online contact form.

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