What’s Cheaper : Gas or Electricity ? – When it comes to powering your home, you have two fuel types to choose from – electricity and gas. While both options have their pros and cons, we imagine you’re most interested to know which one is cheapest. Unfortunately the answer to that question isn’t simple, but we’re going to give it a go anyway.
Electricity Vs Gas
Before we get into it, let’s first explain a little about electricity and gas. Households can purchase gas in two forms – natural gas, which is drawn from the mains gas network, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which is delivered in large tanks that have to be replaced every now and again.
Natural gas is the more common of these two fuel options, particularly in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. Gas can be incredibly effective and affordable, however, it has limited utility and is only suitable for water heating, space heating, clothes drying and cooking.
Electricity, on the other hand, has a lot more applications and can be used for all the above purposes and more. So while many homes do not have a natural gas connection, practically every home needs electricity. The question then is, should you stick with electricity only, or is it cheaper to opt for both electricity and gas?