Lightning wrote:Hi NoSmoke I'm willing to say that converting to propane may not help much, especially if you have to replace appliances. Where I live, propane and electric are nearly the same cost when making heat. I agree that your de icing equipment and hot water tank are bandits lol. Lets say your dryer and cook stove average an hour of use per day each. They don't really use much over the period of a month. Its the appliances that run a lot like hot water tanks and refrigerators that are the main power piggies.
When if first moved into my place with 3 kids and $0.12/kwh electric was to replace the hw tank with propane. Ten month payback. Check your rates for electric and propane to determine if it is worth while.
As the stove and dryer needed replacing, I went to propane for those. I probably spend about 50% on my propane bill on DHW and 50% on dryer and cooking. Cooking is more of a preference then an energy saver. I was using about 60 to 80 gallons every 3 months. Preheating the domestic water with the heating system cuts propane use in 1/2 for those months. I am almost an empty nester and propane use is going down.