The fact is that 100% of the electrical energy is converted into heat which means that all electric heaters are 100% efficient.
I was wondering if there were any suggestions on electric heating options, cost and efficiency
ALL electric heat sources turns 1000 watt hours of electricity into 3,413 BTUS.
Itís a bit complicated to determine whether switching fuels is a good investment. One way is to use past energy bills to estimate how much heat your house requires. Determine the Annual Heating Load of your house by using this equation #1 ....
Anual heating load with existing equipment = Energy content / Energy cost per unit X Seasonal efficency X Anual heating costs
With this estimated annual heating load, you can determine how much it would cost to provide the same amount of heat to your house with a different energy source or different equipment using this equation #2.
Anual heating cost with new equipment = Energy cost per unit / Energy content X Anual heating load / seasonal effiency
Constants for electric ....
Energy content (elect.) = 3,413 Btu/kWh
Seasonal efficiency (exist.) = 1 (100%)
Constants for oil ....
Energy content (oil) = 140,000 Btu/gallon
Seasonal efficiency (new) = 0.86 (86%) .... assuming 86% efficent boiler
For example ....
total season cost at $4/gal for oil = $2500 .
140,000 / 4.00 X .86 X 2500 = 752,250,000 BTU ( equation #1)
to switch to electric heat at $0.10 /kwh estimated seasonal cost.....
0.10 / 3413 X 752,250,000 / 1 = $22o4.07 (equation #2)
Hope this makes sense and helps.