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
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Alternatively, if it’s electricity you are looking to save on, opt for our commercial electric services.
For more information on your energy supply or Ask TED, feel free to get in touch with a member of our team today. We can help you to find the right deal to suit your needs and lower your overall energy bill.