57 Bombala St, Cooma NSW 2630

Comparitive Running Costs

(Data supplied by Sustainable Energy Authority)

The actual running costs of a system will depend on a range of variables. These include:

  • the size of your heater
  • whether it is sized correctly for the area you are trying to heat
  • operating temperature
  • hours of operation
  • the energy efficiency and size of your home
  • how you use your heating system

Figures based on:

  • NatHERS Thermal Simulation Program for a typical new home with R2.5ceiling insulation and R1.0 wall insulation in Melbourne
  • 24 hours heating to 18°C for in-slab heating; 8 hours heating to 21°C for all others
  • Tariffs current at April 2001-GD 13.0c/kWh, natural gas 0.95c/MJ, LPG 70.0c/lt, wood $175/tonne. Supply charges not included.
  • Costs for reverse cycle air-conditioners based on average GD electricity tariff.
  • For an energy smart home reduce costs by 30%
  • For every 1°C increase in operating temperature, increase costs by 15%; for 24 hour heating, double these costs (except in-slab)