## Frequently Asked Questions

### How much does it cost to have the fireplace logs or heater pilot light on?

A pilot light will burn approximately 1,000 BTU’s per hour (720,000 BTUs per month). 100 cu. ft. of gas (1 CCF) = 102,700 BTUs therefore the pilot uses 7.01 CCFs per month Current cost per CCF of natural gas = $1.10* therefore the cost is about one penny per hour or $7.71 per month

### How much does it cost to operate a gas fireplace?

The average gas log set will burn approximately 30,000 BTUs per hour. 100 cu. ft. of gas (1 CCF) = 102,700 BTUs therefore the log set uses about .29211 CCFs per hour of operation.

Current cost per CCF of natural gas = $1.10 * therefore the cost is only **$.32 per hour of operation!**

### How much will I save by installing gas logs or a gas heater?

A ventless gas log set or heater is over 99% efficient. The Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association estimates that a homeowner can save approximately 300 CCF per year by heating the rooms the family occupies the most and running the central heating system less. **This equals approximately $300 per year at current retail natural gas prices*.**

### How much will I save by converting from a wood burning to a natural gas fireplace?

www.ehow.com estimates the costs savings to be **approximately $200 per year **assuming the annual usage is 100 hours and the average cost of a cord of wood is $200.

### How much does it cost to operate an outdoor gas lantern?

Outdoor gas lanterns use approximately 1,280 BTUs per hour (921,000 BTUs per month) 100 cu. ft. of gas (1 CCF) = 102,700 BTUs therefore the lantern uses 8.97 CCFs per month Current cost per CCF of natural gas = $1.10* therefore the cost is $9.87 per month.

* The current natural gas price is based on January 2011 Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania rates including Gas Cost, Distribution Charges and Gas Supply Charges.