Since the 1970’s, one of the few predictable things about fuel costs is that they will fluctuate wildly. This can be driven by political unrest, big swings in demand and consumption, both real and perceived demand, and various other things as the world grows ever more interconnected. Regulated energy, such as electricity, tends to be more stable since the regulating agencies must approve any price changes. All of this is important to consider as homeowners decide which fuel to use to heat their houses through the winter. In addition to prices, several other factors work into the homeowner’s equation, including the energy density of each fuel, and the efficiency of the equipment.
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