Garage Heater Energy Cost Calculator

 
Garage Heater Energy Cost Calculator

What is the cheapest energy source to run your garage heater?

Our Garage Heater Energy Cost Calculator will help you choose the most cost effective way to heat your garage.


1) Enter the total btu/hr of your garage heater.*

2) Enter the unit prices below for the various fuels in your area, or just use the numbers already listed.**

BTU/HR OF YOUR GARAGE HEATER:*
FUEL
Kerosene
#2 Fuel Oil
Waste Oil
Propane
Natural Gas
Electricity-Resistance
Coal
Firewood-Hardwood
Wood Pellets
Shelled Corn
ENERGY CONTENT
134,000 BTU/gal
138,000 BTU/gal
153,000 BTU/gal
92,000 BTU/gal
100,000 BTU/therm
3,412 BTU/kHh
13,200 BTU/lb
25,000,000 BTU/cord
8,200 BTU/lb
6,800 BTU/lb
UNIT PRICE
**$/gal
**$/gal
**$/gal
**$/gal
**$/therm(1)
**$/kWh(2)
**$/ton
**$/cord
**$/ton
**$/bushel
HEAT CONVERSION EFFICIENCY
85%
80%
80%
80%
80%
100%
75%
60%
80%
75%
COST PER MILLION BTU
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
COST PER HOUR
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
Notes:
(1) Enter the price of natural gas as the price per therm. If your price for natural gas is based on $ per 1,000 cubic feet, divide that number by 10 to enter above. For example, if your cost for natural gas is $14.00 per 1,000 cubic feet, then divide by 10 and enter $1.40 as your price per therm.
(2) Enter the price of electricity in dollars. An electricity price of 9 cents per kWh, for example, needs to be entered as $0.09