Average Wall Heater Daily Operating Costs

BTU Output vs Total Daily Hours of Operation –             NATURAL GAS

BTU Output 3 Hours/Day 6 Hours/Day 9 Hours/Day 12 Hours/Day
6k-   10k $0.27 – $0.42 $0.54 – $0.84 $0.81-  $1.26 $1.08 -$1.68
11k- 20k $0.48   $0.87 $0.96 – $1.74 $1.44 – $2.61 $1.92 – $3.48
21k-30k $0.90 – $1.29 $1.80 – $2.58 $2.70 – $3.87 $3.60 – $5.16

BTU Output vs Total Daily Hours of Operation –             PROPANE

BTU Output 3 Hours/Day 6 Hours/Day 9 Hours/Day 12 Hours/Day
6k-  10k $0.60 – $0.99 $1.20 – $1.98 $1.80 – $2.97 $2.40 – $3.90
11k-20k $1.08   $1.98 $2.16 – $3.96 $3.24 – $5.94 $4.32 – $7.92
21k-30k $2.07 – $2.97 $4.14 – $5.94 $6.21 – $8.91 $8.28 – $11.88

Please note that the above calculations were based on the following criteria:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Price of Natural Gas: $1.15 per Therm ** ($11.50 per 1,000 cubic feet)
  • Price of Propane: $2.42 per Gallon **
  • Heat Conversion Efficiency: 99.9%

** U.S. Average Residential Heating Fuel Prices were obtained from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s website: http://www.eia.doe.gov

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