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Natural gas price comparison

Energy Savings

Wondering how much you’ll save if you decide to make the switch? It depends on your current energy needs, but the more gas appliances you install, the more you can save. This is because the cost per unit of gas decreases as consumption increases.

So, in addition to the performance and environmental benefits, using natural gas appliances in your home may also be a significantly cheaper energy option.

Depending on your home energy needs and where you live, the cost saving will differ, but most homes will save money by using natural gas appliances.

 

South Australia Case Studies

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In South Australia, most homes have natural gas cooking and hot water supply, and may use gas wall heating or an electric heat pump.

If your home uses natural gas cooking and hot water systems, for an average usage (approximately 13Gj per year) your annual costs will be around $782, compared to electric of $1,156, a saving of $374 per year. And your carbon emissions will be just one third of using electric appliances.

For an average Adelaide family home with natural gas cooking, hot water and wall heating systems (using approximately 18Gj) your annual costs will be around $983, compared to electric of $1,301, a saving of $318 per year. And your carbon emissions will be just 44% of those for electric appliances.

* Cost comparison based average consumer volumes, charged at Origin Energy “Maximiser” electric and gas tariffs for Adelaide (effective 1 July 2016). Emissions comparison based on National Greenhouse Gas Factors Report, August 2015 published by the Australian Department of the Environment.

 

Victoria Case Studies

Victoria cost comparison graphic

In Victoria, most homes have natural gas cooking and hot water supply, with gas ducted heating or an electric heat pump.

If your home uses natural gas cooking and hot water systems, for an average user (approximately 19Gj) your annual costs will be around $614, compared to electric of $1,038, a saving of $423 per year. And your carbon emissions will just 18% of those from electric appliances due to high portion of electricity generated from coal power stations.

For an average Melbourne family home with natural gas cooking, hot water and ducted central heating system (using approximately 44Gj) your costs will be around $1,072, compared to electric of $1,470, a saving of $397 per year. And your carbon emissions will be just 30% of those for electric appliances.

* Cost comparison based average consumer volumes, charged at Origin Energy “Maximiser” electric and gas tariffs for Melbourne (effective 1 July 2016). Emissions comparison based on National Greenhouse Gas Factors Report, August 2015 published by the Australian Department of the Environment.