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Natural gas price comparison

Energy Savings

Wondering how much you’ll save if you make the switch to natural gas appliances? It depends on your current energy needs, but the more gas appliances you install, the more you can save. This is because the cost of natural gas decreases as you use more, whereas for electricity it 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.

 

Victoria - Natural Gas for Cooking and Hot Water

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

An average Melbourne home with natural gas cooking and an instantaneous hot water system uses 17Gj of gas per year. The annual costs will be around $676, compared to $1,423 for an electric cooking and hot water system (on a standard tariff) - that’s a saving of $747 per year. Even if your electric hot water is on the off peak tariff, which only heats your water at certain times of the day (and is one of the main causes of running out of hot water) you can still save $355 by using natural gas.

And your carbon emissions will be 82% lower than those from electric appliances due to the high portion of electricity generated from coal power stations.

Comparison between natural gas and electric cooking and hot water for an average household in VIC

Interested in switching over from your electric hot water system to a natural gas system? Take advantage of the $500 hot water rebate we're currently offering our existing home customers.

 

Victoria: Natural for Gas Cooking, Hot Water and Home Heating.

With the cooler Victorian climate, most homes also enjoy the comfortable warmth of natural gas space or ducted heating. Using on average a total of 42Gj of gas your annual costs will be around $1,276, compared to electric of $2,016 - that's a saving of $740 per year. And your carbon emissions will be 70% lower than for the electric appliances.

Comparison between natural gas and electric cooking, hot water and heating, for an average Victorian household

 

South Australia - Natural Gas for Cooking and Hot Water

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

An average Adelaide home with natural gas cooking and an instantaneous water system uses 13Gj of gas per year. The annual costs will be around $834, compared to $1,561 for using electric cooking and hot water (on a standard tariff) - that’s a saving of $727 per year. Even if your electric hot water is on the lower off peak tariff, which only heats your water at certain times of the day (and may mean you run out of hot water) you will still save by going for a high efficiency instantaneous gas hot water system. Plus, you would have the confidence of having hot water when you need it, for as long as you need it.

You can save money, have better performance and also reduce your carbon emissions by up to 67% over electric appliances running on a mix of renewable and thermal inter-state power stations.

Comparisons between natural gas and electric cooking and hot water, for an average South Australian household

Want to upgrade your electric hot water service to a natural gas hot water system? Read more about our generous $500 hot water rebate on offer to our existing home customers, to help make this switch.

 

South Australia: Natural for Gas Cooking, Hot Water and Home Heating

In South Australia natural gas heating is popular in a range of applications, from the comfortable warmth of ducted heating to decorative gas fireplaces, or economical space heaters. Using on average a total of 17Gj of gas, your annual costs will be around $1,006 compared to electric of $1,686 - that's a saving of $680 per year. And your carbon emissions will be 59% lower than for the electric appliances.

Comparisons for natural gas and electric for cooking, hot water and heating, for an average South Australian household