Savings Calculator

Use the energy calculator specific to your current home heating fuel type to determine how much you can save if you Go Natural Gas!


 


FUEL COST COMPARATOR
Natural Gas versus:



Need to finance your new equipment? Use the loan calculator below to determine your new monthly costs.



With your monthly savings of: $

And a monthly loan fee of:      $

You will save approximately    $
each month on your energy bill until your loan is paid off. 

(A negative value indicates an additional amount over and above the “Projected monthly cost of oil for the term of the loan.”)



* For purposes of this calculation, you can assume that the "Average price per gallon" of oil is the price from your most recent oil bill.

** The natural gas equivalent price of oil for Berkshire Gas Company is calculated using the average price per therm of natural gas for a typical residential heating customer and multiplying it by a heat content adjustment factor of 1.4. All delivery and commodity delivery charges are reflected in this price, which is based on actual rates year-to-date, and forecasted rates for the remainder of the year. It also assumes a typical home using 1,000 therms annually on the R-3 residential heating rate.

Using the "Current Market Price per Gallon" of oil for this calculation of projected savings does not imply that the current market price for either fuel will be the market price going forward. The market prices of oil and natural gas in the future months may be the same as, higher or lower than the current prices for each commodity.

Please note that this calculator is provided for reference purposes only. Energy savings are estimated and actual results may vary.

This calculation assumes that you are replacing your existing furnace or boiler with a new unit of the same efficiency. Most new furnaces and boilers are more efficient than the older models they replace resulting in greater savings.



Need to finance your new equipment? Use the loan calculator below to determine your new monthly costs.



With your monthly savings of: $

And a monthly loan fee of:      $

You will save approximately  $
each month on your energy bill until your loan is paid off. 

(A negative value indicates an additional amount over and above the “Projected monthly cost of oil for the term of the loan.”)



* For purposes of this calculation, you can assume that the "Average price per gallon" of propane is the price from your most recent propane bill.

** The natural gas equivalent price of propane for Berkshire Gas Company is calculated using the average price per therm of natural gas for a typical residential heating customer and multiplying it by a heat content adjustment factor of .91. All delivery and commodity delivery charges are reflected in this price, which is based on actual rates year-to-date, and forecasted rates for the remainder of the year. It also assumes a typical home using 1,000 therms annually on the R-3 residential heating rate

Using the "Current Market Price per Gallon" of propane for this calculation of projected savings does not imply that the current market price for either fuel will be the market price going forward. The market prices of propane and natural gas in the future months may be the same as, higher or lower than the current prices for each commodity.

Please note that this calculator is provided for reference purposes only. Energy savings are estimated and actual results may vary.

This calculation assumes that you are replacing your existing furnace or boiler with a new unit of the same efficiency. Most new furnaces and boilers are more efficient than the older models they replace resulting in greater savings.

FAQs

  • With oil price fluctuations recently, how much will I really save when converting to natural gas?  
  • Shouldn’t I consider equipment efficiency and not just price over the longer term?  
  • How would storms such as Sandy that cut electricity to millions in the Northeast affect me as a natural gas customer?  
  • What else should I know about converting to natural gas?