ETS Costs to Operate

Operating costs are estimated using the following assumptions:

  • Units charge for an average of 4.5 hours per day
  • Average monthly billing cycle equals 30 days
  • House meets Act 222 insulation standards
  • Rate for energy used by ETS units is $.062/kWh (assumed - please call office for current rates.)
  • Units charge only during off-peak hours

Average Monthly Costs Per Unit Size

  • 2 KW ETS unit

    2 KW x 4.5 hr x 30 days = 270 kwh/month
    270 kwh/month x $.062/kwh = $16.74/month

  • 3 KW ETS unit

    3 KW x 4.5 hr x 30 days = 405 kwh/month
    405 kwh/month x $.062/kwh = $25.11/month

  • 4 KW ETS unit

    4 KW x 4.5hr x 30 days =540 kwh/month
    540 kwh/month x $.062/kwh = $33.48/month

  • 5 KW ETS unit

    5 KW x 4.5 hr x 30 days = 675 kwh/month
    675 kwh/month x $.062/kwh = $41.85/month

  • 6 KW ETS unit

    6 KW x 4.5 hr x 30 days = 810 kwh/month
    810 kwh/month x $.062/kwh = $50.22/month

Most members install an average of 10 KW of ETS to start.
Additional units can be purchased at a later date as "add-ons" to the original system.

Call our office, at 662-2175, to request a list of members who use ETS units to heat their home.