Fuel-Switching Calculator

Estimate the costs and potential savings of converting your home’s primary heat from propane, fuel oil, natural gas or electric baseboard to an air source heat pump, geothermal or natural gas. Select or input the appropriate values to each numbered field below and then click the “calculate” button.

You may overwrite the total upfront cost field with a quote from your contractor.


1What is your primary heating source?
2What do you want to switch to?
3When was your home built/renovated?
4What is the size of your home?
5How much of your home are you looking to heat?
3Spend on Bill?
4Would you like a boiler or a furnace?

Total Upfront Cost $

Return on Investment

Miles Driven
Annual Carbon Savings

Annual Fuel Savings

Future Annual Fuel Costs
Current Annual Fuel Costs
NYSERDA Incentive
Central Hudson Incentive
Federal Tax Credit
Rate Impact Credit

This free calculator is provided as a reference tool and is intended to estimate costs and savings based on current rates and customer supplied inputs for a full heating load installation. Actual costs and savings may vary and are highly dependent on a range of factors including, but not limited to: vendor, home construction, terrain composition, incentive eligibility, age of existing system, efficiency of selected system, etc.
This tool uses simplified assumptions based on information from the following sources: Heat Pumps Potential for Energy Savings in New York State – NYSERDA Report, Gas Conversion Customer Proposals (Adjusted from Trade Ally Estimates), Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate – NYSERDA, Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit – ENERGY.GOV, Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) – US EPA, NY Technical Resource Manual, Version 6