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Natural gas price comparison

Energy Savings

Wondering how much you’ll save if you decide to 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 per unit of 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.

Below are several case studies of how natural gas is a great option for our customers in Victoria and South Australia showing how you can save money, have unlimited hot water and reduce your emissions.

 

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 hot water storage system uses 18Gj of gas per year. The annual costs will be around $701, compared to $1,196 for using electric cooking and hot water (on a standard tariff), that’s a saving of $495 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 $156 by using natural gas.

If you go for a high efficiency instantaneous gas hot water system you will save even more.

And your carbon emissions will be 83% lower than those from electric appliances due to high portion of electricity generated from coal power stations.


 

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 44Gj of gas your annual costs will be around $1,267, compared to electric of $1,731, a saving of $464 per year. And your carbon emissions will be 69% lower than for the electric appliances.

 

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 hot water storage system uses 15Gj of gas per year. The annual costs will be around $971, compared to $1,529 for using electric cooking and hot water (on a standard tariff), that’s a saving of $601 per year. Even if your electric hot water is on the lower off peak tariff, which only heats your water are 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 and 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 62% over electric appliances running on inter-state electricity generated from inefficient power stations.

 

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 19Gj of gas your annual costs will be around $1,078, compared to electric of $1,653 a saving of $575 per year. And your carbon emissions will be 55% lower than for the electric appliances.