How Much Could Electric Heat Really Cost You in MA & CT?

Living in Western Massachusetts or Northern Connecticut means we must spend a lot of time thinking about how to heat our homes and businesses. Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about “clean energy” from electricity—but how clean is it, and how much will it cost you? In this blog from, we’ll tell you everything you need to know before you make a decision about how to heat your home.

The Truth About Going Electric in Massachusetts or Connecticut

Converting your existing heating system to an electric heat pump isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Despite what some folks would lead you to believe, it really isn’t a great way to save money or help the environment. Conversion to electricity puts stress on your local electrical grid, which hasn’t been modernized to handle today’s near-constant demand for electricity. And because electricity is an on-demand energy option, not a stored energy source, you can expect to experience more energy interruptions when there is more strain on the grid.

Did you know that the average American experienced just over eight hours of power outages in 2020? Not only that, but the overall duration of power interruptions in the US has more than doubled since 2015. These interruptions paint a clear picture: using an electric heat pump to heat your home or business is not nearly as reliable as Bioheat® fuel, which is a renewable energy source that’s stored directly on-site in your fuel tank.

Another thing to consider when it comes to an electric conversion is price. The average cost of converting a home to electric heating can be up to $20,000; meanwhile, Bioheat® fuel can be used in your existing heating system, or you can install a high-efficiency furnace or boiler to make your fuel choice go further. Either way, you’re most likely not going to spend as much using Bioheat® fuel as you would if you used an electric heat pump.

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It’s projected that household energy-related costs could increase due to policy-driven electrification. But Bioheat® fuel remains consistently affordable, stable, and reliable. It puts no pressure on the electric grid because it’s a stored liquid heating fuel. Getting your Bioheat® fuel delivered by means you’re supporting a local company that cares about its customers. Consider becoming a customer today, or contact us for your next delivery.