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DavidPJ

05:57AM | 09/17/06
Member Since: 09/16/06
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We're planning on building a new home in the NC mountain foothills. Only electric or propane gas is available for hvac. I've always had natural gas, so I don't know the cost or benefits of propane vs. electricity.

The size of the house will be about 3300 sq ft with 3 people occupying it. I know there are propane dealers in the area so refilling shouldn't be a problem. With today's pricing, is there much of a cost difference between propane (gas furnace) vs. electricity (heat pump with heat strips I presume).

Also, what size propane tank would be appropriate? If we had propane, I would use a gas water heater, but the stove/cooktop and clothes dryer may still be electric.

Thanks.
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