Natural gas price comparison
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.
Our Savings Calculator lets you pick which appliances you are considering connecting to natural gas and how much you will typically save.
Below are the savings for our most common customers in Victoria and South Australia for home using natural gas for cooking, hot water and heating.
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 $681, compared to $1,183 for an electric cooking and hot water system (on a standard tariff) - that’s a saving of $502 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 $347 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. Emissions comparisons are based on data from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources - National Greenhouse Accounts Factors Report which includes current emissions data for electricity and natural gas for each state.
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 $1,280, compared to electric of $1,686 - that's a saving of $406 per year. And your carbon emissions will be 68% 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 an instantaneous water system uses 15Gj of gas per year. The annual costs will be around $973, compared to $1,560 for using electric cooking and hot water (on a standard tariff) - that’s a saving of $587 per year.
With natural gas cooking and hot water you can save money, have more reliable, controlled cooking and hot water and also reduce your carbon emissions by up to 57% over electric appliances running on grid electricity which is a mix of renewable energy and coal or gas fired power stations.
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 19Gj of gas, your annual costs will be around $1,132 compared to electric of $1,681 - that's a saving of $549 per year. And your carbon emissions will be 49% lower than for the electric appliances.