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Switch to Gas (Residential)

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​​Natural gas has many benefits. Switching to gas makes sense because it is:

  • Economical: generally more affordable than other heating sources
  • Reliable: delivered safely to your home and no need to refill fuel storage tanks
  • Domestic: highly-efficient, domestic fuel
  • Cleaner: the cleanest burning fossil fuel
  • Versatile: use it for heating, cooking, grilling, water heating, and drying clothes. Take advantage of its affordability throughout your home.

Natural gas prices have hit a 10-year low during the past five years due to its abundant, domestic supply. Compared to other fuels, the cost of natural gas is expected to remain low into the future.

Natural Gas Can Lower Your Heating Bills

Winter Heating Season Heating Oil (600 gallons) Natural Gas
(600 s)

(9,000 kwh)
Propane (1000 gallons)
$1,080 ($0.12/kwh) $2,600 ($2.60/gallon)​

SOURCE: The above costs are based on actual market prices for Delaware area, U.S. Energy Information Adm. The heating season price comparison is Nov.-March. Fuel consumption depends on winter temperatures. The above consumption levels are based on average residential use during an average winter, five-month period for the Delaware area. This chart reflects an estimate of the potential savings associated with converting to natural gas as your heating source. Individual results may vary based upon a number of factors. Delmarva Power makes no representations or warranties of any kind or nature, either express or implied, as to the particular savings that a customer may experience, if you are converting to natural

Compare your home's heating costs using our Switch to Gas Calculator

So, how do you​ learn more about switching to natural gas?

If you live within our service territory (New Castle County, Del.) and want to switch to natural gas, please fill out this customer cont​​​​act form, including the validation image and click "submit." We will let you know what, if any, costs there would be to bring natural gas directly to your home. You may also call us regarding your switch to natural gas at 302-429-3117.

For more information on switching to natural gas, read our Frequently Asked Questions.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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