When comparing the price of off-peak electricity for heating to the price of alternative heating fuels, it is important to compare equipment efficiency, energy rates and monthly service charges. It is also important to recognize the long-term stability of the off-peak rate versus alternatives that may fluctuate up and down at a moment's notice.
The seasonal efficiency for electric heating systems ranges from 100-300% or more. The comparable efficiency for gas and oil heating systems ranges from a low of approximately 70% to a high of 95%.
View the heating cost comparison chart below to compare Roseau Electric's off-peak heating rate to the equivalent price of propane, fuel oil or natural gas. If you have any questions, contact our Member Services department at 218-463-1543 and we will be happy to help you.