​​​Natural Gas vs. Alternate Energy

CenterPoint Energy knows that as builders and trade allies you are constantly weighing alternatives for you and your customers. Our goal is to help you stay informed so you are prepared for questions such as:

  • What is the benefit of building natural gas into new homes and developments?
  • Are electric or natural gas ranges more cost effective?
  • How much less does it cost to operate a natural gas water heater?

Calculate the savings

Natural gas is a better, more cost-effective fuel than electricity for jobs such as home heating, cooking, and heating water. See for yourself by calculating a few simple scenarios using our convenient, interactive appliance cost calculators in our Energy Efficient Appliances section. Or, offer these calculators to your customers as a convenient reference.You'll find these calculators:

Calculate the savings

View these pages in our Business section to learn how natural gas compares to electricity, fuel oil, and other fuels.

Learn facts about heat pumps

Download our heat pump fact sheet (PDF).​