Heating Cost Calculator

By entering the “input” information below, you can perform a simple comparison of the operating costs associated with various heating options. The estimates are based on heating the average residence in Nebraska.

Tailor These Defaults Towards Your Situation
Heat Loss (estimated new 1,500 sq. ft. ranch) =
Heating Degree Days (state average approximately 6500) =
Electric Charge per kWh =
Natural Gas Charge per Therm =
Propane Charge per Gallon =
Electric Heating Options
  • Electric Furnace
  • Air Source Heat Pump – Electric Back-up
  • Add-on Heat Pump – Natural Gas or Propane Back-up
  • Geothermal Heat Pump
Natural Gas Options
Propane Options
    60% Efficiency
80% Efficiency
90% Efficiency
    60% Efficiency
80% Efficiency
90% Efficiency


Click on the button below to view the operating cost chart:

This estimate is to provide a “ball park” operating cost comparison between the available heating options based on various assumptions. This is an estimate and assumes average operating practices and an average heating season.