Are you curious about what it would take and cost to convert from oil heat to natural gas? If you are researching switching from oil heat to natural gas, you will want to do some number crunching as well as take a look at the benefits of a potential switch.
What’s Available? – The first step to making a switch is finding out what is available in your area. According to Realtor.com, about half of the country uses natural gas already, and only about 8% uses oil. Most of the rest use costlier heating — electricity accounts for 34%, propane 6% — typically because that’s what is available locally. The vast majority of oil-burners are concentrated in the northeast, where they account for 31% of residential heating systems. Call your local town hall to confirm what areas have natural gas lines already. Morris Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get started and make the best choices for you and your home.
Research the Equipment and Other Costs – Gas-powered heating systems typically costs less than oil and are much more energy efficient. Additionally, federal tax incentives and rebates are often available for high efficient systems. Balance this cash-back against other potential conversion costs such as underground piping, and removing your current oil tank.
Look at the Big Picture – Gas is more environmentally-friendly and provides a cleaner form of heat that’s better for the health of your family. The cost savings may be a huge incentive, especially if you account for the tax incentives and rebates offered by the government and natural gas companies. In addition, think about the fact there will be no more delivery gaps or negotiating a good price every winter. Natural gas flows directly from an underground pipeline, so it’s always available.
Morris Heating and Air Conditioning can guide you through this process and help you make the right choice for your home. Call us today for a free in-home assessment.
Morris Heating and Air Conditioning can guide you through this process and help you make the right choice for your home.