Natural gas conversion

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Letter

Again I have to react to the figures about the estimated savings when converting to natural gas.

 

I live in a 1,000 square foot house, all powered by electric baseboard heaters. I also have ductwork with central air installed. My total electricity bill for 2014 was $2,040 and I anticipate this year to stay below $2,300.  These figures are real and I can prove it.

 

For this reason, I challenge Mark Rodger to show me my actual savings of $2,500 over one year when switching to natural gas. Also keep in mind that home insurance will go up. I also have the option of adding a heat pump to my system, cutting down on heating costs.

 

For this reason, no natural gas for me!

 

Art Postuma, Kincardine