Switching from electricity to natural gas

When compared with other fuels, natural gas is usually the most economical choice. Replacing your electric appliances with natural gas may result in big savings on your energy bill.

  Average annual electric cost Average annual natural gas cost Annual savings*
Furnace $2,214 $668 $1,546
Water heater $523 $178 $345
Clothes dryer $88 $32 $56
Range $96 $42 $54

* Actual savings will vary based on weather, equipment efficiencies, lifestyle, habits and other factors.


  1. Based on average year-round residential customer.
  2. Based on the 2019 12 month weighted average cost of gas for Minnesota Energy Resources and Minnesota Electricity Profile 2017 from U.S. Department of Energy.
  3. Based on average use for a household of four.
  4. Furnace temperature set at 70 degrees, average equipment efficiency 95%.

Why most customers choose natural gas

Natural gas is one of the most versatile, dependable sources of energy available. Find out more about the benefits of natural gas.