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    jazzyjoe Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Dec 7, 2008, 11:29 AM
    Converting from propane to electric heat
    I have a 4000 sq ft house and I have propane for heating. My heating bill for the winter is 700-800 dollars per month. I live in dallas tx. I would like to to replace my heating system with an electrical heating system. How expensive could this be?
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    Dec 7, 2008, 02:31 PM
    I assure you will pay much more with electric heat.
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    Dec 7, 2008, 02:38 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by pocojo View Post
    I assure you will pay much more with electric heat.
    This is according to where you live. Check with the utility companies to compare cost . Is very different in many places I know where I live a lot of people changed over from natural gas to electric and are saving a bunch of bucks. Not say it will allways be this way ,but for now and the past 3 years it has been much cheaper to heat with electric
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    Dec 7, 2008, 02:56 PM

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    Dec 7, 2008, 03:00 PM
    Cost of energy between electric and propane is one thing, I believe your asking about the cost to install new electric heat.

    Keep in mind, you will most likely need to upgrade your electric service also.

    Pricing a project here is difficult, unless someone here is from the same area and did the same project.

    Best to contact a few electrical contractors to layout, design, and provide you estimates.

    My guess is $4000.00 to $6000.00.

    Let us know how close I got once your get your quotes.
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    Dec 8, 2008, 07:39 AM

    By electrical heating system do you mean heat pump or electric baseboards, or electric furnace?

    If you post your per gallon propane price and your KWH price (including taxes), I can reply with some operational cost comparisons of propane furnace versus baseboard versus heat pump.

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